Friday, 21 July 2017
Age shall not weary her
Our elderly neighbour. Eighty years old and working out in the scorching sun. She rises well before dawn and is down at her vineyard working hard, returning around midday before the heat is unbearable. Well, unbearable for her. We are having a heatwave at the moment, temps are up in the late 30's (40s tomorrow) and the humidity is debilitating. I'm exhausted just doing a little housework and organising grandchildren
The vines must be weeded and watered and if she doesn't do it then no-one else will.
She came in for a chat about the automatic watering system which uses water from their well and keeps on breaking down.
Poor Vaso looked rather tired and admitted that she was 'whacked'. She had fed the chickens and milked the goat, watered her vegetable garden and cooked some beans before walking the half kilometre to work in the vineyard.
The pump is bringing up water into the resevoir but she is worried that it will dry up soon and she'll have to water it all with a hose from the town water.
K has arranged for a special timer which will top up the tank without wasting any of the precious water and she should have enough till August
She came back this morning with a dozen fresh eggs to say 'thank you'.......
and stayed for a glass of water and a couple of cigarettes
But look at the lady she turns into when scrubbed and dressed up. This photo was taken a few years ago when she came to one of our neighbourhood get togethers. She was a beauty and is still a good looking woman (with her teeth in).