Saturday, 3 December 2016

Bugs, SSCS, surprises......

I am so over the bugs the other night I took a pic and this is what they were like on the gauze.............
and that is to a yellow light that doesn't attract so many bugs........they were inside everywhere not quiet as thick as this but millions all the same.............
the people you run into...........we both took pics and text to another friend our random meet............a very quick hello but we will have to have a day together very soon............
the guinea fowl started a nest in the front garden again..........in the agapanthus bed..........I have been raiding the nest and they have moved on thankfully as I have a party in a few weeks right here and don't want to upset a nesting guinea fowl...........they would have made an another nest I just have not found it yet..........I do find random eggs drops on the ground in random spots............
SSCS parcel is on the sleigh..............where will Santa drop it we will have to wait and see..............
ok gotta go..........it's already 34 and it's not 9am yet right now the hottest spot in Australia.......i'd prefer not to keep that record all day.......someone else can have it...............
heading for 42+ today.........OMG.....nearly got all my outside jobs done.........
it's too hot to even go into the Chookshed with the air con on today......
stay cool everyone...........or warm what ever the case.......
Catch you later.....
Chookyblue.....


Keeping the love of blogging alive

Thursday, 1 December 2016

rollercoaster of life..............

I'm not really a girl into thrill seeking rides BUT I feel like I am on a roller coaster at the moment.............the highs and lows of life........... i tried to get off the ride but no luck so far.............
driving recently I saw the brumbies...........I have tried for pics before and they run in behind the trees...........this time they just hung around and waited for me to take a photo...........lovely foal in tow also............
dinner with these gorgeous girls................
so pleased you are able to meet up Kris and Fiona my blog buddies..........it's never long enough but it is quality I say...................
OMG speaking of dinner............this was HUGE let me repeat HUGE.............don't worry there was no way I could eat it all............
some pics from harvest..........gears been moved to another property now for some barley and lupins.............
Summer is starting with a bang here..........forecast into the weekend today 38, Fri 39 Sat 42 Sun 40.................OMG.......my garden will be frizzled..........
Catch you later.......
Chookyblue.........

Keeping the love of blogging alive

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Jacarandas......

So busy here..........confused with what I have and have not posted so hoping your not bored with more garden shots...........
Some of the big jacaranda trees in the garden.....
yes I did say I have 23 in the garden but I brought 2 more and got them in..........thinking of a couple more spots too but think I will leave any more planting until autumn (unless some rain is forecast) as this week is going to be another scorcher........
Catch you later......
Chookyblue.....

Keeping the love of blogging alive

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Garden......

The garden had been getting a big pull into line lately....... It's starting to show.....thankgoodness,.....mind you it is a constant work in progress but if you can stay one step ahead it is much better..........when my lawn is mowed life can feel so much better.......... Still got some work to go but I love going out moving hoses early or late and pulling a few weeds, raking a path or tidying up a bush etc.........to garden out here is a labour of love but it is so worth it........
the moon was still up when I went out this morning.......
the Jacarandas are putting on a gorgeous display......What I went to do was take a pic of the one next to my "Snow in Summer"......
And for once 'snow in summer' is flowering with it..... One is usually finished before the other starts.......I do have an obsession with Jacarandas as I have about 20 to 25 in the garden actually went out and counted 23.......see told you I have an obsession..........Some are a bit younger but they are all flowering now......
snow in summer closer up..........so pretty..........
The Agapanthus seem to be early.... 

Although some are just putting up heads now in other beds.......
This bed needs hay down.........I have a bale at the end of the garden it just has not happened yet.........this bed also contains my zucchinis and button squash and a pumpkin.........
Actually just looking at this geranium but I think I need to move some of it into the aggies..........the colours would be great together........since they are flowering together............
this was a piece of geranium I got from The Vale on our sewing retreat..........with permission of course............it just keeps flowering and flowering........
one of my favourite roses..........ask if you want the name...........
its a "David Austin" Rose.......I lost a couple due to too much bore water on it so being careful in a new spot for this one and using the dam water too.......
Anyway I'm enjoying it so much out in the garden I'm having 'girls drinks' tomorrow night......It's a "neighbours thing"........
Mind you my neighbours stretch a hell of a lot further then yours would but we still call ourselves neighbours...... And that is very special......
Have a great weekend.....
hope it involved lots of secret sewing..........
catch you later...........
Chookyblue............

Keeping the love of blogging alive............

Monday, 14 November 2016

Oats......

I took these pics on Friday on my walk.............this is our oat crop...........lost of weeds as from once it started to germinate it was very very wet for months..................so wet one paddock was flooded 5-6 times and very little oats came up.............this one was in about a week earlier............and in a slight slope.....well for extremely flat country it was a slope...............
a tunnel of oats................
It's amazing how tall some of it is........Boy Wonder is 6'6 and some parts are taller them him...........I would get lost in there.........it's very tall........
see the patch in the front of the pic didn't come up..........
some oats i rubbed out of the husk...........
the problem is secondary growth and lots have the same problem...........
it is pretty much ready to strip except see those green stems............
see the green heads in this pic............causes problems stripping..........
You need it all to look more like this and the grain comes out of the shell much better and stores better...............the silos in town will knock you back with too many green heads.......and too much moisture...................
On Friday it was 34degs Sat 35 yesterday 29...........today it has struggled to make 18 degs,.,............I am working in the office and on the UHF radio I can hear some header drivers and one of them just said it is the first time he has had the heater on while harvesting......I'm surprised it was even going for them....sometimes crops just won't strip well when it is too cool...........
I've had jeans, long sleeve top and a vest on all day and socks.........just warm enough..........very bleak cloudy day for sure......
Won't last for long.........30 and up from Wednesday............35-36 on the weekend again............now that's more like harvest temps.........and that will bring on the green heads to ripen.........
have a great week everyone............
Catch you later......
Chookyblue.....

'Keeping the love of blogging alive'

Saturday, 12 November 2016

Chookshed emergency averted.......

Enjoying a bubbles with my friend Kylie...........
Calm relaxed...............Kylie knitting and me hhmmm fiddling probably...........anyway we could hear a branch rubbing on the roof...............funny as I had not heard it the day before..........oh well must get Mr Chooky to cut that branch down it's a little annoying........

A few hours later we went out and discovered it was the whole tree leaning on the Chookshed.............
OMG DISASTER!!!!!!
Its a big tree.............
It shades over lots of the Chookshed roof..............
and it's a big heavy tree..............
At 3am I was panicking about the storm that came thru if the tree would actually fall on the the Chookshed.............i had moved machines inside just in case.........but as we found this on dark and Mr Chooky didn't get home til almost then it was to late and dark to do any climbing on the roof to chop down a tree...............
Amazing this morning it was about a 1-2cms off the gutter...........but Mr Chooky and Boy Wonder got up and cut it all down...........I wasn't taking a risk..........
A pile of it went to the other side of the shed into the ute to take away 2 loads.....but this is the huge pieces Mr Chooky kept cutting off in slices to keep them lighter...........
You know how some trees have heavy wood and others lighter well his one is a heavy sucker............look at the pile to cart away beside the shed..............broke the top wire off the fence but that shouldn't be too bad to fix up..............
we still have about 7ft tree trunk to the right of the pic to deal with but this is not such a worry now.........
Here's the tree before the chop down.............
Here it is after..........the poor Chookshed looks bare............
it does give lots of shade..........all gone now............
Thankgoodness we found this problem before it fell harder onto the Chookshed.........imagine the disaster then.............
More storms floating around this arvo.........
Catch you later............
Chookyblue............

'Keeping the love of blogging alive'

Friday, 11 November 2016

Perfect Dolls House..........

Have you ever seen the most perfect dolls house yet.........I found it the other day........one of the bloggers I follow from Germany has created the most amazing quilting dolls house............Do your self a favour and go and visit Cattinka and have a look............make sure you leave a comment too........the detail.........I made the pics bigger but OMG........She did offer to tell me how she did some things but really its not something I would make myself but OMG I loved it..........
Cattinka in Germany.........
It is so well done if you looked at the rooms on there own you would think it is life size the detail she has........but it is a dolls house........

take care til next time.....
Chookyblue.........

'Keeping the love of blogging alive'

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Yesterday.....

The day started with a rainbow.........actualy a double rainbow.......
We got a storm around lunch time...........we got 7mls........a few more storms floated about all afternoon........but cleared before dark.........
I had to duck into the Dr's again for the sinus right as one of the storms was coming thru...................still not cleared up so a different tablet now..........was feeling a bit better but went backwards..........
So it was a a good day to have friends sewing...............I have been working out handquilting............Sonia showed me how to start and finish.........
Had tried perle 8 but the Auriful 12 is easier to use..........
Robyn got this plus quilt cut out........
she managed to get the first 2 rows joined up............
Red, black, grey and white looks great......
Miss Jules got another dresdan drunkards path quilt cut out.........
dinner was by candle light as the power went out.........
came back on as I decided to go to bed............
no storms forecast for today but maybe tomorrow and Saturday.......
harvest is just about ready to go..........
visitors tomorrow night......
I was trying to catch up with all the lovely comments you girls left while I was away but I just can't manage........so i'll start again from now.......
I do love the comments it's what makes blogging fun interacting with everyone..............
Catch you later.....
Chookyblue.....

Keeping the love of blogging alive