Sunday, December 10, 2017

Abundance

A friend of mine messaged me and asked if I wanted some pig face cuttings. 
I had been eyeing off her plants so I said a big yes please 
This is what I got!

So I got a very small portion and started planting them out. 
In pots 





And straight into the gardens. 
Lots straight into the garden! 
And I haven’t even made a dent. 
So if you want some. Come on down. I’ll pop the kettle on lol 
Good friends are priceless 
See ya xxx


Saturday, December 9, 2017

Just plodding along


We have been busy doing what needs to be done this time of year 
I have finished my Christmas shopping, it’s all wrapped up and ready for the big day 
As you can see. We have had a lot of rain 
It’s so wet out there. Which is nice for the plants. Not so much for us wanting to get out there and get stuff done 
And I don’t know if you can see. But Rupert and Albus have been to have their annual haircut. Rupert got his “bits” removed as well. So he will not be grumpy as he gets older and he hasn’t got a girlfriend lol 
So life is pretty hectic. But nice
I’ve tried to visit you all as much as I could. 
Hope your lives are as blissful as mine Right now 
See ya xxx

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Spring cleaning

Today hubby and I did a big clean around the house 
I did windows he pressure cleaned the house 
And we both worked on the deck 
Still haven’t finished 
But we did make a huge dent in the job 
Once we finish cleaning we will need to oil the deck 
But for now I’m resting 
I’m taking meds 
And I’m going to be in bed early 
Oh my but I hurt! 
See ya xx

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Bah humbug

Usually I’m all bah humbug. 
In the past it was just money we didn’t have 
And then the kids were older 
And then I just didn’t have the energy with a chronic illness 
But I have friends who love Christmas and dianne, who I meet at swimming, really really loves Christmas 
And she offered to help me do it all 
So I finally said. Ok lol 
This is usually all I do  plus a wreath on the front door 


But now I have this as well 
Looks great doesn’t it. 
They’re not on. But there is 1200 lights on it as well!
But that’s not all 
There are two like this! 

I know. 
They do look great. Especially at night with the lights on. 
2400 of them! 
So I know have three Christmas trees 
And dianne has plans for even more 
As she is happy to come and do it all 
I’m all for it. 
I really do like the decorations. Just don’t have the spare energy 
Can’t wait until Melody comes over and sees it. 
That’s how they finally convinced me 
Melody will love it so you have to do it lol 
See ya xxx


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Your meal is served

This plus 

This equals 

A yummy dinner. 
I hope the sheep and alpacas enjoy it! 
See ya xxx


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

A different view

Didn’t get a before shot. I forgot. But this is half way. It was really really overgrown 

And here it is. With an extreme make over. 
It was getting harder and harder to get large vehicles around there without the branches scratching them 
So now we have a large open space 
I have one protea to plant in there and I’m thinking of moving an olive tree that is in amongst the other trees that hasn’t 
Done much do to not enough sun 
But for now I’m enjoying just seeing the world 
There is a small tree that was struggling. But now it has lots of room to spread and grow. 
So what do you think?  The willow will grow again and it’s usually very quick at bouncing back
But this time we will be vigilant and not let it get outta control 
See ya xxx

Monday, November 13, 2017

In the garden

Tomatoes 

Apples 

Petty flowers



Peach 

Nectarines 

Zucchini. Spring onions and beans 

Blackberry 

Raspberry 

And OMG olives! 
This tree is full. Do I thin out and if so how?
So much abundance and this is just my backyard 
Feeling blessed 
See ya xxx


Sunday, November 5, 2017

The maiden voyage

Here we are all set up and ready to relax 
Took about five minutes 
So easy 


We organised our wood pile 
It was really cold that first night 
And here is everyone, except me, sitting around the campfire 
It was a relaxing couple of days 
As there was no electricity. We all had hot water bottles to keel us warm 
And lots of blankets. 
But the days were sunny and nice
It was great to just get away
Home now. Have unpacked and checked all our babies 
They have survived without us 
Thanks Mathew for looking after then while we were away 
But now. I’m having a little rest before thinking about dinner 
See ya xxxxx

Thursday, November 2, 2017

More blessings


For those that are not on Facebook 
I would like to announce that my baby girl is having another baby girl of her own!
Yes Melody is getting a baby sister in May 
We are all very excited 
Mum was pretty sick at first. But she has settled down 
Thank goodness 
We cannot wait 
I’ll apologise now for all the baby spam your going to get lol 
See ya xxx

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Sad day

This little girl didn’t make it 
She must of been down longer than we though 
She had started eating. But her back legs lost circulation while she had been down and she couldn’t stand 
We even tried some physical therapy 
But she just didn’t get better 
She died quietly in hubby’s arms 
We are devastated 
The farmer life is one full of heartbreak 


Monday, October 30, 2017

Prep work

I was telling hubby yesterday, while we were packing all the things from our old van into the new one, that
I wanted to scotchguard the chairs 
That way they are easier to clean and as this van is primarily on off road camper. It’s going to get grimy with the Australian outback dust 
Well as luck would have it. Aldi had these for sale today! 
How’s that for manifestation excellence! 
So I got myself some cans and have given the cushions a first coat 
It says two light coats are better than one heavy coat 
So in a few hours I’ll go out and reapply
I did get a few spare cans. So I’ll be able to do it again in a few weeks. Just to make sure I’ve got it covered 
Gotta love Aldi! They always have what I want, pretty much when I want it lol 
See ya xxx


Sunday, October 29, 2017

A close call


Yesterday we noticed this little girl not looking well 
Hubby brought her into our small pen and hoped a nice warm night would help. 
It didn’t. She looked terrible this morning and her tummy was very bloated 
So we massaged and put her on this log. A little pressure and boy did her tummy start making some noise!
Once the shops open I’ll go get some yoghurt for her but after half an hour here she is looking so much better she has lifted her head and started chewing sticks 
So I guess she will stay with amara now so we can keep a. Eye on her. 
Now we need a name 
Any ideas?
See ya 

Saturday, October 28, 2017

A lovely afternoon

I was feeling a little blue. So hubby took me out for a drive. I wNted to be near the water and I was craving some fish and chips. 
During ng our drive we ended up at Arthur’s seat and it had a scenic ride
So we decided why not 


These are some of the views 
Spectacular 

It didn’t last long. Just long enough for you to see everything and before you got panicked about being high up with only one hook holding you up. It was over 
So I wasn’t feel blue any more
Isn’t he a nice hubby?
We won’t tell him. He might get a big head lol
See ya xxx


Thursday, October 26, 2017

Spring

Just a little of what’s happening in the garden 
Lost of growth
Lost of bulbs coming up and seeds germinating 
Lots of fruit starting to form 
Exciting times 
Now for the weather to catch on. That would be nice 
See ya xxx





Sunday, October 22, 2017

A big weekend



Mum and dad had to go to uncle joshs wedding. He married Aunty jade 
But I couldn’t go. I was too little so I stayed at grandmas house 
I helped her with all the farm animals 
And helped her keep the cats in line 
And we played with the babies 
I did get grandma up on both nights. But she loves me so much, she didn’t mind 
So now I’m at home and grandma misses me 
Luckily I’m visiting again on Tuesday. She would be lost without me 
See ya xxx

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Willy wagtail

This is a video of a willy wagtail 
They chirp and wiggle their bottoms 
They are very cute 
Only. Not when they nest on your washing lol 
See ya xxx




Monday, October 16, 2017

Strange place for a nest

For the last few weeks. Everytime I hang washing under the back porch I get this 
It’s a willy wag tail nest 
Determined little buggers 
I’ve destroyed at least eight of them. 
Oh well. You keep trying and I’ll keep pulling them down 
Have you had strange nesting at your place?
See ya xxx



Sunday, October 15, 2017

A little piece of the past

Hubby built this many years ago for the kids. 
They had so much fun and it  even used to have a sand pit 
But over the years it has deteriorated and it was no longer safe 
So it had to go


And slowly the past was being dismantled 
And it was kinda sad
But now we have lots of room
My herb garden will go as well. I’ve transplanted the herbs and I’ll get a new garden box
Which will go in a better place and we will have lots of room to run and play 
Grandma can breath a sigh of relief now 
If it’s not there. It’s not an issue. 
Much better. Don’t you think?
See ya xxxx

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Silly me

With all this lovely sunshine 
I’ve been outside working away
And I’ve been back on my Fitbit so keeping up my steps 
And logging my food 
And ive been really really good 
But I’ve overdone 
They really should have a section for those with chronic illness 
So last night I was in agony 
Melody will be here this morning 
So I do have to get up and  moving 
But I think we will do some drawing and watching TV 
Granny is really not well enough for energetic playing 
Really must learn to pace myself 
How are you all doing?
See ya xxx

Monday, October 9, 2017

Done! I think?


The second garden bed 
All done 
For now 


I’ve repaired the damage done by the environment and the rabbits. 
Just got to hope it doesn’t get damaged again 
How’s your spring, autumn garden going?
See ya xxx