Friday, September 30, 2011

Christmas Sewalong

I have finished the first part of the Sew Happy Me Christmas project and I am looking forward to the next one due tomorrow. If you are interested click on the Sew Happy Sewalong button on the left.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

"Fly away home"

After hanging about for a couple of weeks, Walter pigeon has gone. I hope he went home and did not meet a sinister end. There was a cat about and something spooked our rooster and hen the other night so badly they will not go in their own shed at dusk. Bruce has to catch them and put them away after they have gone to roost in a tree.
Zorro, our rooster.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Jolly Elf Boots

I have been stitching for a legion of elves this last week. This Jolly Elf Boots pattern is from Australian Homespun Magazine, No 90 [Vol 11.11] I have sent one of each colour to my sister and I hope she gets a nice surprise when she opens the parcel.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Lamb Tales

Bruce picked up this abandoned lamb yesterday. It doesn't drink very well yet but I will persevere. The poorly ram twin died last night which is a bit disheartening.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Lamb Tales

The wind has been cold lately but we have not had a lot of rain. Hopefully there will be some fine weather this weekend so the lambs can go in their grass pen in the garden. They have lucerne chaff as well as their milk and they are growing well. I still have one in a coat and the ram twin is not thriving as well as the others. The ewe twin is quite a tubster and had her first stubbie of milk this morning, finishing it with ease.  Walter pigeon continues to loiter in the machinery shed eating hayseed and will soon be too fat to fly.

Thursday, September 15, 2011


Walter the Pigeon
The lost racing pigeon is still with us, eating seeds that have fallen from the bales of hay. We never see pigeons here but of course they are very common in cities and a pest. Buck has tried to see him off, but he seems to realise the food here is plentiful. I suppose that is why he looks like he is laughing.

Monday, September 12, 2011

An Unexpected Visitor!

A Lost Racing Pigeon
I was heading outside to peg out the washing this morning and this little chap [or lady] was on the back porch. I dashed in to get the camera and it nearly came in the back door. It is very plump and healthy looking and so quiet I hope a fox doesn't get him. I can only ever remember seeing one other lost racing pigeon here before and I hope it finds it's way home again.

Ginger Lamb, not a recipe.


Tangle of lambs in the sunshine.

One of my gang of five lambs is one of triplets and she has her own story. Lambing this year has been difficult with prolapse and toxaemia common throughout the district. We had a ewe with prolapse but Bruce had treated her successfully. When she started lambing he decided to assist her and he delivered two live lambs. When I checked on them later there was a third dead lamb with her.  One lamb was lively and vocal and she appeared to be mothering it, but the little ewe lamb was quite weak so I decided to bring her in by the fire and bottle feed her.

We had to treat her for pneumonia, but she gradually improved. I called her Ginger because of the colour on her face and legs and she is easily distinguishable from the other lambs. Unfortunately her sibling died, but little Ginger Ninja [as Nique calls her] is now growing well and thriving.

Friday, September 9, 2011

In My Sister's Garden

Crabapple or Prunus Plum?

I had a lovely visit with my Sister this week and a walk around her Garden revealed some treasures.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

In The Garden

Tree Peony   

In the Garden it is all Bulbs, Blossom and Blooms and I have been on the mower.

Modern Baby Quilt

I finished this quilt in good time for a new arrival thinking it was a neutral pattern and colour scheme. It is a Disappearing Nine Patch B...