There is a collection of critters living in various parts of the garden. They needed to be gathered up, inspected, washed clean and put away. The lizard, tuatara, cat, piggy and worm are all coming up to Levin with us. They will have a stint in the lock-up unit with all our other boxes, and then we can liberate them in our new garden.
All these critters are special, with the tuatara being purchased at a weekend market in Oamaru many years ago. The cat and worm were hand painted in a class by Robin and myself , and the piggy was bought just because I liked the look of him. Poor piggy is a little splattered with white and green paint from our house painting days, but he doesn’t seem to mind. And the green mosaic lizard was a hand made Christmas gift from my daughter a couple of years ago. They all come with memories, so there was no way I would be leaving them behind.