As you can see we’ve got our new website up and running, it’s still not 100% right, but I think we have more ability to customise and change things on here than we had previously. I still don’t know if the facebook images will work when I share it, but I know it is possible on the wordpress platform.
The caravan is all but ready to go.
All that’s left is getting lights on the back for the trip down, they arrived yesterday and I’ll be wiring them up over the next 2 days.
On the, it’s would be nice list is still getting the fridge to work on gas, but I’m not sure I have the skills to work it out so we may have to go without.
The next job will be arranging a power system that can run from the Patrol to give us lights while we’re out there. The 240v system in the van seems to be working without any issues, so I’m leaning towards running an inverter from the patrol batteries to run the van. I’m also toying with the possibility of being able to run the hot water heater from the car in which case we would have hot water. That would be a major bonus. I’m waiting to hear back from an expert before I get to far ahead of myself with that though.
I’ve started my first experiment with the olive barrels, but I’m expecting that by the time I get home tonight the barrel will be empty meaning we get about 4 days to the barrel compared to the 20-25 that I’m hoping for.
I’ve got some more ideas to try so I’m not to worried about it yet.
Last week I had a great score that I posted about on our facebook page, that was that I found someone with excess Illawarra Plums. I got a pot of them which turned out to be enough for me to have a good feed as well as 2 very small jars for later. The Jam turned out a little bit thin, but it is delicious. The main reason I was after the plums were for the seeds, so now I have 80 Illawarra plum seeds planted and waiting to grow. I also had a friend of a friend who was clearing Banana trees so I grabbed few and put them in the backyard so that I can collect pups for the block.
Our next planned trip will be next weekend over mothers day, I’ll be taking a few extra family members down with me as well as the van so it will be a big weekend I think.