Rosemary and Bob Spiller were the guest speakers at the Gunning Garden Club meeting last Sunday at the home of Jacquie Adams. The Spillers, local residents for some twenty years, had recently returned from a trip to England and Ireland seeking further family history.
They provided a slide show with informative and often hilarious commentary that included evidence of cross-dressing in earlier English times!
The Spillers moved here not knowing that an ancestor of Bob’s had worked on a local property!
Decent spring rain would top off great wool, beef and mutton prices according to local sheep graziers who are now supplementary feeding as lambs are dropped.
Grazing stock are not the only hungry ones. Thrown out leftover fish and chick pea curry was quickly hoovered up by ever vigilant currawongs. A seed ball to help native birds has of course meant that instead I am feeding sparrows (often referred to as flying rats).