Friday, October 31, 2008

A timely reminder

Dont drink and fly!
Happy Beltain to all

Why is it?

Why is it that unless I say something or remind people that
No matter how full the bin under the sink is no one thinks to empty it.
Then on bin night the bins dont get taken out, or the next day brought back in.
No one emptys the kitty litter (apparantly only I can smell it).
No one remembers to lock up the chooks at night. Only had them 5 years these things take time!.
Even if the dishwasher is empty plates get left in the sink.
Cloths that are folded in neat piles get left on the billiard table.
When reminded to put away, away means left on the bedroom floor.
That when I do remind, ask, demand or have a hissy fit, I am a nag.
Why is it?
see ya

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Just some random shots

Not much to say today. So here are some shots of whats happening around the place.
see ya

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Just another day

So far today I have feed the animals, let the chooks and geese out, cleaned the kitchen and done a load of washing. Opened all the curtains and tidied up the living areas. Checked my emails and read the various blogs I visit everyday.
People often ask me what I do as I " dont work".
Boy I wish I had the laid back life they think I have.
Now Im off to the gym, Do a very short shop, get home water the vegies and the fruit trees, organise lunch and clean up after the boys have it, and try to decide what to have for dinner.
At least baby girl doesnt have dancing tonight.
Then I'll collect the eggs and lock up the animals for bed.
I think I'll hit the sack then too.
see ya

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

A not so nice surprise

Today I was going to take a photo of my first ripe strawberry to post. I approached the garden ready to snap and then eat the said strawberry when low and behold it was gone.
Some dirty lowdown bird had got to it first.
So today I will be going to the op shop and get my self some window netting and I will cover the whole lot so I can get the second strawberry of the season.
see ya

Monday, October 27, 2008

A Nice Surprise

Last night while doing the nightly ritual of bedding down the animals and locking up the chooks and geese, I noticed that the little grey bantam hen was missing. I whent into the rose garden to try to find her, dreading the worst. But I found her safe and sound in the middle of a dense bush sitting on a clutch of eggs. I hope they hatch, wont that be exciting. First the geese, and now the chooks. We still cant get near the geese to sex them but hopefully we will know soon. If I cant sex them I may see if I can swap them with the guy who sold them to us. My four for two girls. That may be a better option. That way they can breed lots and then I can sell the babies or eat them.
see ya

Sunday, October 26, 2008

The empty nest

Well I dropped babygirl off at my sisters, and the boys are still away so it was very quiet here last night. It was also very hot and I had to resort to the airconditioner to drop the temp down to 20 so I could get to sleep. It didnt work. I was up listening for the txt message to tell me that baby girl was on her way back to her aunts, safe and sound. By the time this came, early really around 12.00, I was in the middle of watching a really bad vampire movie. It was about a virus that affected nearly the whole planet that turned people into vampires. It was pretty bad but I had to keep watching. So it was about 1.30 when I finally turned out the lights and got some sleep. Way past my bedtime.
Anyway have to pick up the daughter and the boys will be home today sometime and I bet 10 minutes after they all get here I will be wishing I was on my own again, nice and quiet.
see ya

Saturday, October 25, 2008

a busy afternoon

Yesterday afternoon I was very tired and all I wanted to do was watch TV and pig out on some popcorn. But alas it was not to be. First I had customers picking up their vehicles after work hours. We have our own mechanical repairs workshop at home and normally this is fine as we are home anyway. But like I said all I wanted to do was to veg out.
Then our neighbour across the road saw stray cattle on the road and assumed I had purchased more stock to add to the family. Not they were not mine but we chased one of them into a neighbours paddock. This was easy as the fences were not that good. Then the owners of the cow found us and said that they had just got delivery of the two calfs and that they had gotton out of the paddock immediately their backs had turned. We asked if they had electric fences and they answered yes, but they had not unpacked it yet!
City folk!!!!!!!!!!
Then they left the cow in the paddock, with the bad fences, and went to dinner with friends.
So all night I have been up regularly watching for the cow to come out of the paddock and making sure it wont eat my fruit trees in the second orchard I planted only 18 months ago. As I type this I can hear it calling its mate and It has gotten out of the paddock it was in last night and into another neighbours paddock. And I havnt seen or heard from the owners since 6.00 yesterday afternoon.
Some people shouldnt think about having animals.
see ya

Friday, October 24, 2008

A very lonely weekend

The boys, both dear old hubby and wonderson, have go away to play golf this weekend. So they will be gone 3 days. Baby girl will be home form school soon but tomorrow night she is going to an 18th birthday party and then to my sisters house. So It will be like that old song
"Its a saturday night, and I an't got nobody'
Feeling sorry for myself, and I even cant go visit any friends because their going away too.
Boy am I the only one staying home.
Whats going on here

Thursday, October 23, 2008

wooly sheep

These girls are growning bigger and hopefully the ram will get them pregnate next season. They are just over a year old now.

This little one is about 3 months old now and she is so cute. She loves chasing the ram and is always knee deep in the grass eating. She has a fat little tummy and looks like a rolly polly lamb.

I love going out with the sheep, they are so calming. Unlike the goats that act like dogs and follow you aroung and jumping on you just like the dog.

But they are great value if you feel like a laugh or in need of unconditional love.

see ya

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A quick post

Just a quick post today. Got up late,watched morning programs in bed. I was a very spoilt girl today. But the days chores have to be done, dinner cooked as baby girl has to eat before dancing. Dancing classes and her now teaching takes up three nights a week. Great for her but not so great for the mumma, as I spend so much time in the car waiting for her. But this too will pass and I suppose I will miss it when it does.
Quilting class today so hopefully will be able to get a photo of the finished top soon to post.
Have fun were you are
see ya

Monday, October 20, 2008


I have been missing lately but it because its been so hectic here. Wonderson and I mulched and planted the vegie gardens and he and dear old hubby wippersnippered all the permiculture area. With all the rain and hot weather the grass was going nuts. The poor geese could not keep up. The fruit is growing nicely and so are the goslings and the new baby lamb.

Here are some pictures of the vegie gardens now that they are finished.

Friday was also my friends 4th chemo treatment and we only have 2 to go. I havent really done any big jobs lately but everyday is busy and lots of little things get done. I like it like that because its the little jobs that niggle at the back of your mind and never let you really relaxe. The weather is warming up and its becoming dry so watering is a big job here. We use our tank water so the pressure isnt great but it gives you plenty of time to veg out and enjoy the ride.
keep busy
see ya

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

cooking bonanza

We the last of the winter crops were harvested today. With the wild weather we have had recently everything was starting to go to seed. So the last of the cabbages, the brocoli and the cauliflower were brought in and cooked up into various dishes to be enjoyed over the next few days. Because I have two very busy teenages dinner has to be cooked and be able to be reheated at various times to feed everyone as they come and go. I find if I have something cooked, like the chow mien I cooked today, they zap it and eat when they are ready and are less likely to eat junk food.
It also helps me stick to my healthy eating plan and hopefully continue to lose weight.
Meanwhile three gardens have been planted out and mulched over the weekend and soon will be enjoying all the summer foods. After a month or so we will plant out the last garden been and ensure a longer harvest period.
Hope the sun shines, and the rain falls where you are.
see ya

Saturday, October 11, 2008

The babies are growing

These are the four babies and they are growning very quickly. They are at the edge of the pond but didnt go in so I couldnt take a photo. But they are sooo cute.
see ya

Friday, October 10, 2008

Blooming great

These are some of the blossoms out at the monment in my garden. This little one is an apple

These two are nashies and if you look carfully you will see one of my bees doing what bees do.

This is one of the strawberries my beautiful sister in law gave me.

And this is my cherrie tree. The apple tree and the cherry tree are in the second orchid we planted and are only in there second summer.
Tomorrow I will post the most recent photos of the goslins
see ya

Monday, October 06, 2008

Beetroot Pickles

This is a batch of beetroot pickles that I made today. These beetroots have been growing all winter and will add lots of flavour to our summer salads. We harvested lots of beetroots and it took all morning to get them into the glass and it produced 6 jars. Next winter I will plant lots more as it doesnt seem like alot of produce for all the work. I will plant more beetroot now and have it fresh all summer long too.

see ya

Sunday, October 05, 2008

girls night in

Yesterday I went to a girls night in. Its a party that women go to and play games and have raffles and auctions to raise money for the cancer council of australia. Last year we raised $1600.00 and we were hoping to get to $2000.00 this year. We final tally was $2100.00. So a very successful day all around.
see ya

Friday, October 03, 2008

A quick update

Just a quick update on the goslings. We have four fluffy little goslings and they are out and about with their parents grazing. Its very hard to get near them but I will endeavour to get a photo to post as soon as possible.
They are so cute.
see ya

Thursday, October 02, 2008

A common thread

On many blogs to day the common thread is the credit crunch thats in all the news. From The states, canada, new zealand and australia people are worried and hurting. I know we will be ok. We have spent the last few years getting rid of debt, most of it anyway, and our garden has grown year after year. But as I hear about whats going on that feeling of having to stockpile neccessities and plant more seedlings grows also.
A really good read is rhonda blog down to earth, which you will find on my links section. She has some great advice on how to get ready and survive any hard times that you might encounter.
Reading all the blogs I do, I get lots of great ideas, but also I know that there are others out there all experiencing what I am and together we can all pull through.