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 

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


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

Sunday, October 8, 2017

I think I have a problem

Today’s purchase 
I couldn’t help myself. 
They’re so pretty! 
And it’s not like I don’t have the room 
Now to break the news to hubby lol 
See ya xxx

Saturday, October 7, 2017

That will fix them......

I got myself some azaleas for my front gardens. But still waging that war with the rabbits. I thought 
Well I put them in pots and place those in the garden 
That way when they are bigger I an transplant them into the ground and put wire around them and they will still look good 
Well that’s what I hope. 
Fingers crossed. 
It’s lovely outside
I just want to stand in the sun and bake my bones 
Have a great weekend 
See ya xxx

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Finally done

Remember the seedlings from a few posts ago. 
Here are all the empty packets 
So many seedlings 

Had to repost a few of these. Those icy winds did a number on them 
It was very sad 

But now they are all happy again. 
They have new life in them 

I also planted into existing pots that had some plants in them. Just so I can use them up 
But in the end I still had heaps to plant out in the garden bed 
Did two sides in this one. And a side in the second one 
Let’s hope the rabbits don’t get them all 
I’m pooped. 
Now. To watch them all grow! 
See ya xx

Monday, October 2, 2017

Going potty

We finished planting all the vegetable seedlings yesterday. 
So today I started on the flowers 
My hanging baskets had succumbed to the frosts and extreme cold so this was the perfect way to freshen them up 

The Bougainville did not like the cold frosty weather 
So I pulled out the dead and mixed the potting mix with fresh stuff and replaced with the annuals 
Turing this 
Into this 
In a few short weeks we should have masses of pretty flowers 
I hope. 
It’s a very grey day out there. So after finishing out the back I moved everything to the front. 
I’ll rest a little while and start on the pots there. 
I did about ten pots out the back and have hardly put a dent in the amount of plants I have 
So whatever doesn’t fit into the pots will get put in the ground 
Let’s hope the rabbits have finished their excavation of my garden beds. 
But that’s another post 
See ya xxx

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Daylight savings time

Daylight savings has started on the east coast of Australia 
And as the day was kinda nice, mostly,
Hubby and I spent it outside doing much needed work 
Here I have my recycled flower gardens. They were totally overgrown with bulbs. 
One lot particularly had just gone nuts 
So we pulled it all out separated it all. Weeded and kept the best bulbs and replanted them with fresh potting mix. 

A friend who works in the nursery industry brough me lots of seedlings. 
As my herb garden is falling apart,  it's in an old crate, I planted the paresly and sweet basil in with the ballerina apples 
I also transplanted some of my oregano into the  third one 
Weeded the vegetables and planted more seedlings. Yup she gave me lots!
Capsicum, beetroot and a couple of truss tomatoes in this one 
Spring onions in this one and I've also planted bush beans and purple bush beans. Also three zucchini seeds. If they don't take I'll get some later. But I thought I'd take the chance. I had the seeds 
Beetroot in this one and chard. Some from before and more seedling 
Two more tomato plants 
Extra spring onions to take up all the space 

Here hubby is resting after a big day of work and being attacked by the fur family lol 

The chickens were too busy to play. Lots of bugs to catch 
So a huge dent made in the list of things to do. 
Still have seedlings but all that's left are the flowering plants. I'll replant all the pots that I lost due to severe frosts and extreme  cold 
So now we are resting. 
Getting on in years means we just can't do it all in one day anymore 
How has your weekend been 
See ya xxx