The other main event for Miss 14 and me was taking part in an annual bird survey on a river to the north of here. Several of our most endangered birds breed on this river so the annual survey is an important way of monitoring the health of these species. Because it is a braided river which snakes its way across its bed, sometimes with multiple channels, sometimes with just one deeper and swifter stream, there were multiple river crossings to be made. Not my favourite activity but we didn't fall in - although it was a struggle to not get swept off our feet sometimes.
The rest of the week was fairly mundane. We did get to celebrate Basil's birthday which was a bonus
since we thought he would be back with his owners by now. Still don't have a firm date but it should be before Christmas. We also received the worrying news that my mum suffered a stroke. Thankfully it was minor and doctors expect she'll fully recover, but still something we could all do without.
Linking with the Weekly Wrap-Up at Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers.