Margareta's gone a'mustering
Hi everyone, Margareta's Webmistress here - leaping in to let you know what's going on in her world
Some of you will know that Margareta and family have headed off to the Pilbara for a few months working on a station cattle muster (which is such a great opportunity for a bit of book research / thinking as well!). Now we had hoped that she'd be doing some blogging from up there but pressure of the workload combined with the dodgy Internet that many of we bush dwellers deal with ... and her access is a bit too erratic. So by text, Facebook messages and a bit of shouting to be heard over dodgy telephone lines we've worked out an alternative, and I'll send out some newsletters for her to let everyone know what's happening.
You kind of know she's in a different part of the world when you look at weather forecasts from there.
While we're all wrapped up in scarves, beanies, and four pairs of socks, up there even the dogs are looking for shade.
But apart from a lot of muted gloating about the weather, there has been a lot of hard work going on. Somewhere in the crew below, heading out for the first mustering run, are H, The Princess and the Farm Boy.
Helping out with the Camp Cooking is not the only thing that Margareta's been doing though:
But, of course, there is always the cooking to be done - and there's lots of it with mustering crews this size
I borrowed the photo below from Attica Grey's page just to show what you churn out when you're cooking for 15 and the mustering camp.
"Braise, spaghetti sauce, osso bucco, stroganoff, 3 x biscuits (doubled recipes) coffee cake, chocolate cake, chocolate slice, jam slice, scones for smoko, pizza for lunch, lasagna & homemade garlic bread for dinner, golden syrup dumplings for sweets...joys of cooking for 15 & the mustering camp at the same time."
It's hard work out there but they're all having the most amazing time of it and seeing the most amazing sights
But back to the work work...
Don't forget if you're on Facebook you can follow Margareta at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Margareta-Osborn/249126035122382 - she's posting photos and little notes regularly, but I will accumulate more updates from her and send you out other newsletters as she goes.