Friday, October 28, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
We have 1 more new chicken, born yesterday afternoon, they are soooo cute, I could sit there and watch them for hours...hopefully we'll get a few more yet for all of her hard work...she got off her eggs when the first chick was born and was sitting on it out in the coop, so I don't know how long she was off them for and whether that has affected the viability of the rest, but we'll wait and see. I did some work in the garden yesterday, I'm a bit inspired to get a tropical look happening in the garden, so went and bought some tropical plants, and did a water feature. I got probably 1/3 of the plants in the ground yesterday, will try and do the rest today if I can. The water feature is very soothing, I am sitting outside on the squatters chair listening to the water trickle while I am typing...
Monday, October 24, 2011
1 little chicken hatched so far....gorgeous little black one with some little white markings, Kasey has named it Pepper...I have moved Mumma to a big cage with the rest of her eggs and her little chick, which will be fine until I pick up the chicken tractor...she was really good to move actually, only pecking me lightly, and then re-shuffling her eggs back under herself...very, very cute....
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Had a busy weekend...it's flown by...had a wedding yesterday, some lovely bouquets with delicate lily of the valley
And I just couldn't resist...a little addition to my Christmas collection...I just LOVE this, santa on a cow with a duck...it stands about 25 cm tall, so is a really good size...very vintage looking, and the wheels even move...
The clucky hen must be nearly due to have her chicks I think...I am hoping to head out tomorrow afternoon and pick up a chicken tractor to move her in to, so I can make sure that she and her chicks are all safe and sound, and away from the other chooks while the babies are so little....they currently nest up high and baby chicks wouldn't be able to get in and out of the nesting area...so maybe some new babies to add to the brood this week...I wish I had known about egg dowsing before she went clucky so I could have tried to eliminate some of the male eggs...but nevermind...I know for next time...not too busy a week coming up hopefully, I will see if I can get the office painted this week....and organise a tiler...Michael had a mate lined up to come and do it, but we haven't seen hide nor hair of him, so I will just organise it myself I think... I planted some strawberry plants, some rockmelon and some lettuce this week, one of the chickens got in to the vegie garden and scratched up the rockmelon plants though,,,,grrrr...so I managed to replant 2 of them, but not sure that they will make it....
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
I had embroidery class today, and today's project was a travel mug and water bottle inserts. We used stitchable paper, cut it in to 96 squares, and then it was sewn back together in the hoop, and then I embroidered my name on them. The inserts were then put in to the acrylic shells around the bottles. I made my 2 as a matching set. They were a fun project to make, and I enjoyed my morning at class, as I haven't been to any sewing classes in quite some time.
I'll have to try and get to a few more classes, as I do enjoy going, especially when the projects are practical like this. Quite often the classes are for items that I wouldn't use or that just create clutter or aren't my style, but when they are to my taste, I do try and get to class as they are good fun.
Monday, October 17, 2011
Toni, Kasey and I were sitting at the dinner table tonight, and I was telling them about the scrapbooking retreat over the weekend. I mentioned that we did some line dancing on Saturday night at the Western Theme night, Kasey looked at me with her hands clawing at me and goes "Roar"....and then giggles....Toni and I both laughed and said ....."Line Dancing...not Lion dancing"....she goes "oh" and giggles histerically.....I love those moments...
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Friday, October 7, 2011
Well, there's been LOTS going on around here as usual. I have been busy around home getting lots of things that have been needing to be done for ages done. I had the old car in the backyard removed by a car remover...was the relics of Michael's first month of having his licence, until he broke the car, and it ended up in the backyard and that's where it stayed...for nearly 4 years! Anyway, all gone now... also had a scrap yard call around and take away the old home gym that was all rusty. My Dyson vacuum exploded, so I went out a purchased a new one, and got one with a powerhead, so spring cleaned the mattress and woollen underlay. I also pulled everything out of the office, and that has now been plastered, so now just waiting for the floor to be tiled and the walls painted, and then the desks can be moved back in. I'm currently working with a makeshift office setup in our bedroom on Kasey's old computer desk, so I am struggling for room, but it will be fine until the office renovation is finished. I have been really, really busy with weddings and preservations, still have a few more to finish off over the coming weeks, then should be back on top of things until the new year. I had to get rid of the 2nd rooster, he tried to kill Sam, my silky rooster, and even though breeding wise it would have been wiser probably to keep the plymouth rock rooster, he was so big, he was starting to get a bit scary, and he ate sooo much food, we were going through a bag of seed a week! So he has been moved on to a new home, and the whole hen house now seems to be a lot calmer. The plymouth rock hen is broody and sitting on a clutch of about 6 eggs, so we'll see what comes of that...willl probably end up with MORE roosters to rehome! I had to take Diesel to the vet this afternoon, he has a black eye of all things! He had a large blood bruise in his eye socket, and he has taken a hard knock to his eye, but his eye itself isn't damaged, which is the main thing, it will take about a week for it to clear up. There has been lots of cleaning and clearing going on as well. I have had a painter come out and give me a quote to paint....wow....had to sit down for that one..I think I must have picked the most expensive painter in the shire to quote...so I either need to find some cheaper quotes, or I'm back to doing it myself...I went to the doctors on Wednesday, my right ear has been playing up, been aching a little and feeling like it is throbbing down deep, turns out I have a really large hole in my eardrum, I have to go to a specialist next Tuesday, the doc thinks I may need a skin graph over the eardrum if it doesn't look like healing....I really don't want to go there, but the aching is starting to get worse so it looks like I'm going to have to take some action....I really hope things start to calm down soon, I feel like we're all falling apart!