Friday, 22 January 2016


This is me..
And today I did this..
And tomorrow I'm going on this..
Okay I'm kinda hoping that it will be a little bigger than that but you get the general idea.
After a very long wait it has finally arrived.  Hubby, the children, grand children, angry cow and calf, 74 + 1, thirteen sheep and one due any day, chickens, nut bag dog well they all get to stay at home.
If your looking for me in the next three weeks I will be the one under an umbrella with one of those frozen drinks with a paper umbrella and a cherry (as you can see there is a little room in my case if anyone wants to stow away).

Tuesday, 19 January 2016


Along with Moo we have Seventy Four she is quite a nice cow and was due about the same time as Moo.  She was acting a bit odd yesterday, maybe she got scared when she saw the smoke off in the distance.  So off to bed 74 went and this morning she woke up 74 + 1..
A deer little thing barely able to stand up.  I think it's a girl and hubby thinks it's a looks like tomorrow will be another traumatic night rounding them up and having a look.
If nothing else it will make for a great story!

Monday, 18 January 2016


Gives you a fright when you are standing at the kitchen sink doing the vegies for dinner and you look up and see this..
That looks a little too close for comfort. 
Ring hubby (he works just down the road if I can see the smoke he can see the smoke) he says not to worry a little further away than it looks.  Thank heavens I was just wondering how I was going to get 13 sheep, 2 cows (1 very angry) 1 calf, 1 Border Collie nut bag puppy, 7 chickens and myself in the back of my little hatch back car.
Nothing good about seeing smoke.

Thursday, 14 January 2016


I am no farmer. 
What I know about cows I could write on the palm of one hand.
So while waiting for Little Moo to come I have been on high alert and felt much better when it was over.
Then I got an email from my farm advisor (a very dear person who let's me call on her knowledge in times of crisis), had I checked to see if it was a girl or boy.  Well hubby and I both looked yep it was a little boy.  Told my advisor who then said have you marked it yet.  I didn't want to look too stupid so I pondered over what that was.  Maybe I needed to get him a tag with my phone number on it like for the dog, maybe you have to put your name on it's bottom with a sharpie pen, mark what in heavens name could that mean.  So in the end had to fess up I didn't know (I knew she would be laughing about now) put the rings on his you know what bits....ohhhh that's what it's called.
So the boys were suppose to do it the next morning (I was going out perfect timing) I got home that night and still not done.  So out we go hubby, son, me, angry Moo and baby.  So we encourage, coach, beg, plead and just about get Moo and baby into the cattle yard and the baby panics and jumps onto the gator nearly landing on my lap, he panics, Moo charges and I needed a Tena lady.  We eventually get them in the yard separate them (Moo's not happy) so the boys are trying to get the calf on his side, you know for a little fellow he is very strong and legs and arms are going everywhere (those guys in the rodeos make it look way easier than it is).  Finally get him on his side get the rings on the machine lift his leg and everyone stops.  What's going on I shreak like a crazy woman....hubby say it's a girl!  Are you sure I scream....I checked.....look again!
Yep it's a girl.
The only highlight for me was that I knew when my farm advisor heard...she would need a Tena Lady!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, 13 January 2016


Moo came to us, she was suppose to be a tame house cow and we would really love her, yeah right!
What we got was an angry, hip throwing, leg kicking, mouth drooling, head swaying, charging at you, stalking, bailing you up in the paddock, angry lump of beef. 
Don't get me wrong I love animals, I really do and I have done everything to try and win her over but have settled on the fact we have a love hate relationship, I love her and she hates me.
We have been eagerly waiting her calf which was due around Christmas.  My BIL came to visit and had a look at her he told us she was only a small frame and looked too big and he said we needed to get organised because we may have to pull the calf!!!!
So about then the for sale sign nearly went up on the cow and the house and I was moving to a one bedroom flat in the city on my own.
Found my back bone and hubby and I put a plan in action first minute I saw anything sticking out the backend I would call him and son and I would get in the car and go and buy frozen yoghurt.  I also spoke with my farm go to girl  (yes you know who you are) and I did feel a little hard could it be right?
Then one morning I got up and..
No calf pulling, no tears, just another little gift..
Moo and baby and all is good.
And to reward myself for a job well done..
It was really yummy in case you were wondering.
Have a great day..

Monday, 11 January 2016


I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and I hope 2016 is kind to everyone.
For the last two years I have been in a blogging swap FRIENDS HAVING FUN STITCHING organised by the amazing Peg and Shez.  Pop over to the blog and see what wonderful presents everyone received.
My partner in the Christmas swap was the beautiful Peg and I was spoilt rotten.
I want to show you the present I had under the tree to open Christmas morning.  I named it the big girl...
A huge gift beautifully wrapped and poked and shaken every now and then when I walked passed it.
What was inside took my breath away..
Oh you want a closer look..
How did she know I just love chenille and the fabric is so pretty and beautifully quilted.
It has already found a home..
Darling Peg I know what a busy and full year you had and to find time and put the thought into making this for me means more than words could ever say.  How lucky I am to have you come into my life, you are a blessing beyond words and I will treasure this gift forever.