Friday, 15 December 2017

Sunrise......

Catch you later......
Chookyblue......

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Early start for drafting......

Needed to help draft a mob of sheep before work......
Hope you have a cool spot......
40 plus degs forecast for the next week.....so while summer took some time to arrive it has hit with a bang......
Catch you later......
Chookyblue.....

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

SSCS participants.........

this year we didn't have any new people..............everyone has done the swap previously......many numerous times..........some every year.......so makes it easy for organising.......slightly challenging for organising swap partners......but it worked out well.............
the list of girls is up above on the page link tabs.......
or I added it here SSCS 2017........

Catch you later......
Chookyblue.....

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Sscs ornament.....

My Secret Santa Christmas Swap (SSCS) arrived in the mail all the way from Germany...............its always terribly exciting when your parcel arrives...........and mine arrived in two separate boxes............
Dagmar @ Quilts and More sent to me...........
Look at this gorgeous ornament...........
sorry not the best photo but it kept spinning around and the mozzies were biting me..........this is the best of the pics.........
no decorations out here yet.........with life a little overwhelming its difficult to get into the Christmas mood...........but what a burst of joy this little parcel brought............
now i'll keep my main present safe and there are a couple of extra parcels in the box...........thankyou so much Dagmar............
Catch you later.....
Chookyblue......

Friday, 8 December 2017

Last weekend's rain...........

thought I had published this post but no.....so here it is..........
more pics from last weekend's rain............
full dams...........best sight ever..............
the creek above and below...........
some of the catch for the big dam...........
What wasn't full in these pics filled up by dark............
the only sewing has been secret stuff..........
to be revealed soon.........
Catch you later.........
Chookyblue.........


Monday, 4 December 2017

No more sheep bogged in dams

Remember my post last weekend.............
The next day we had 7 stuck in the dam............yes sheep are dumb........one walks in others follow..........
this time I didn't need to go into the dam.........I had help...........
they were a bit deeper in then me............and they were still not touching the bottom...........shame we didn't get the desilting finished.............
Problem solved this weekend.............
no sheep will get bogged this summer thank goodness...........
Catch you later......
Chookyblue.....

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Christmas come early..............

Christmas has come early on the farm.............
best present ever......59mms of rain......dams all full........
now to watch the grass grow...........
lets hope we can stop feeding the sheep and cows for Christmas.........
I made another little video..........


Back soon with more pics of all the water..........
Catch you later...............

Chookyblue..........

Friday, 1 December 2017

1900........

I have bits of a post written in my head........none of it flows together at the moment.........so I will save it for another day...........
1900 posts later i'm still never sure what will end up written in a post until I start typing.........and since  it is a big milestone I was trying to find a special pic............can't decide what photo to choose so I went with this one which is an old favourite...........it's been the background for my phone screen for years............
onto the next 100 posts............
Catch you later................
Chookyblue...........

Saturday, 25 November 2017

The end of Ag week..............

Why I don't want to be a farmer...........
when Mr Chooky is away everything happens...........
A quick check of the dam yesterday morning revealed this bogged sheep........
See how far that sheep got into the dam......
I drove over to the bore and the cows that buggered the water trough............
And emptied the whole tank.........I could not fix it but I could stop the water running out.........
Drove back to the house and grabbed Boy Wonder (who is out of action at the moment) I could picture myself slipping head over heals in the dam and I took him to drive me back to the house muddy...........
It was cool and wet and slimmy and I nearly fell a few times but managed to stay on my feet......I did manage to drag the sheep out........when wet they are so heavy and they get stuck into the mud too..........it is not easy at all.........
getting out of the dam was interesting..........my feet kept sliding back down.............But i made it out and got a lift home on the back of the ute.........hosed off on the lawn........
Running late for work with all these problems I was rewarded with pretty wispy skies...........even better in real life............
That's enough from me for Ag Day/week.........
Hope you enjoyed the posts and you thought about your connections to agriculture.............
Back to sewing posts soon hopefully......I have heaps to share.........
Catch you later..... 
Chookyblue......

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

More Ag Day..............

Check out this article in The Land also known as the Bible by some farmers........
National Ag Day...........they even had a photo competition..........check it out here..........
Search the #agday or #nationalagday on Instagram...........

Catch you later...........
Chookyblue........

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

National Agriculture Day................

It's an important day......National Ag Day....we all rely on Agriculture to exist............
there are many different areas..............

I'm at least a 4th generation farmer...........
yes every generation back to my great grandparents.............
on one side I think I am at least 5th or is it 6th generation.........
my kids are planing to be in the agriculture industry..........
I feel like this is you my readers peering into my world through the blog........
leaving comments or just stalking...........
but this is my part of the AG world that I get to share with you............

there are the mobs.............

There are precious cows...........remember Curly Pops.........

crops..............

glorious sunsets..........

stunning surprises to be found in there paddock when working..........

new life...............
death..............

floods............

more amazing sunsets..............

lots of hard work............

droughts...............

poddies to raise in bad times get to enjoy the garden.............
random great paddock lunchs...............
stock to feed...............

and occasionally selfies..............


How about you do an Ag Post this week!!!!!

What does ag mean to you????

Catch you later.......
Chookyblue.........

Monday, 20 November 2017

National Ag Day/Week...........

Tomorrow is National Agriculture Day 21st November.............So i'm going to celebrate all week............
One of my favourite farm pics..............
So what can you do to join in...........

How about you do a agriculture post this week............

what does agriculture mean to you.........
what memories/connections do you have...........
you are all consumers so you all rely on agriculture to survive.......
Catch you later.......
Chookyblue.........

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Views from recent walks.....

Not the usual......... Nice for a change.......
Catch you later.......
Chookyblue......