Thursday, March 7, 2013

Snik! Snik! Yuck!

Lucinda saw her first real, live 'snik' this morning. We were driving home from Laidley and I saw a brown snake on the side of the road. I pulled over a few metres up and took her out of her seat, pointed at it and asked her what it was.

"Snik! Snik! Yuck!" She said, with an emphatic wave of her hand. Snake education 101 seems to be working.

We got back in the car and headed on and about fifty metres up the road I saw, in the split second before I ran it over, another brown snake on the road - reared up and ready to strike the front of my car.

Two in one day. Snik! Snik! Yuck!

Our neighbour has spent a couple of afternoons cutting back one of our overgrown tipuanas and the kids have been climbing and exploring the new area underneath.


We have a heap of wood now to dry out for when we finally get our wood heater in. The pickets will be re-used along the front fence of one of our paddocks. 

For now though, we're off to Melbourne for a few days where thoughts of sniks and asbestos and renovations will be far away. 

Have a good weekend, all!


  1. Good to be getting away from all things nasty, sniks and asbestos - what a week you've had! Enjoy yourselves in our hot dry state this weekend.

  2. Squashed snik! Yuck indeed. Or perhaps scrambed snake? If you are not fans of the Gruffalo yet, perhaps grab a copy to real drive home the unfriendly snake image. Have a great time away. mel x

  3. It must be scary having a small child and knowing there are potentially snakes nearby. At least she is sounding switched on to them now. Enjoy your weekend!