March 12 of 12 …
Today was a public holiday here. It was for the Adelaide Cup – a horse race. For this 20000 go and watch some horses race and the rest of us (1 Million) get a public holiday. I will take them however they come.
After a little sleep in this morning it was time to do some Community Service.
One of the members of my Volunteer Fire Brigade – Coromandel Valley Country Fire Service, lost his son in a motor vehicle accident last week, so it was decided that the Brigade would spend this afternoon helping out around their orchard to get them back on track.
We started out burning off old fruit trees and accumulated timber, then went down to the cold stores and washed out the fruit bins ready for the fruit which is currently being picked. They are in the middle of harvesting plums and pears.
After a few hours working on the orchard it was time for a BBQ then head home.
The day was finished off with a visit to the car wash to rinse off the weekends dust from the Riverland.