Monday, 28 May 2018

Cattle work.......

More sorting to sell some cattle....... Trying to reduce numbers more..........
The dust was terrible ......... 
At times you couldn't see the cows.......there are cows in there somewhere......... 
Catch you later.......
Chookyblue......

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Comments.....

At present comments are not being emailed thru to my email account.......They are only showing on the blog...... This is an issue for others to...... Who knows when it will get fixed by google.......
I noticed yesterday...... My new post didn't get forwarded to my other email address either so not sure if this may also effect blog feed services like feedly ....... Chookyblue......

Friday, 25 May 2018

Chookshed Virtual sewing party...............

So who's coming to the party..............as usual some of the girls are coming to stay............but who's going to join in virtually............sorry about the short notice as it is only next weekend but that gives you this weekend to get prepared............
Can't believe it is the 6th birthday.........
So put the family on notice you are out of action..........make sure you have some quick grab easy food............the essential bottle of champagne and a nice cheese and lets get the party started...........couple of the girls will be here Thursday so the party will start early......i'll probably only get to the cleaning then...........LOL........more cattle work this weekend i'll see if I get back with some more stuff to share before the party starts..............
otherwise see you late next week........I can't wait............
Catch you later....... Chookyblue......

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Mustering or follow the leader

You decide....... 
Catch you later...... Chookyblue

Monday, 14 May 2018

My newest bubba......

Been checking often.......BUT.............
Look what we found tonight when we got home........ Big Love had her baby.... I would say just in the last hour or so......still got very wobbly legs and trying to find a drink..... Mumma giving her(?) a lick....... This is so exciting....... Now we have to work on breaking her in for milking....... That's Mr Chookys job not mine....... 
Catch you later......Chookyblue

What's happening........

this post was supposed to be Saturday..............but it went missing............
Friday after work we went out to feed the cows.............
We decided to cut some scrub..........the cows love belah
They were all hanging around nearby but once the tree hit the ground they were running.............
Mummas with babies need more food........even the calves had a nibble............
Saturday morning we put off starting our cattle work...............we weren't sure what the weather was going to do and it was feral cold wind.........we did some other jobs...........
We had the chain saw and no wood at home so cut up some firewood..............the cows thought they might get some more  food but not this time.............
Romantic dinner for two on the back of the ute............LOL..........had to eat fast it was so windy the bread was drying out quickly..........henceone piece at a time..........
Sent this  pic to my friend while I was feeding...........she said to me "still in first gear????"  I had a good laugh.......smarty pants............
then I sent her the one below.............she liked it mush more............esp the babies.........
And the advantage of working long days is you are out for sunrise and sunset..........this sunset was gorgeous...........actually heaps have been amazing lately............its little things like this that keep you going.............
Do you see the beauty in nature all around you????
Catch you later...........Chookyblue..........

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Mothers day.....

Work is not letting up here.......cattle this weekend..........
 
Me on the bike this morning..........it was pretty chilly and windy to start with.........thanks goodness for my big lined driza-one coat...........and something I won that I thought I would not use............driza-bone motor bike mitts.............they go well on the 4wheeler.........
the paddocks are bare of feed for the cows.............
walking the cows to the yards.............
these are the young mummas..........they look much better then some of the old girls who had calves on them..............
we were preg testing to see if they are going to be Mummas ...........quite appropriate don't you think on Mothers Day........culling what we don't want........its when looks do matter........and if your not pregnant your gone.......
as we have to lower numbers to continue to feed in this drought (that doesn't exist according to the government) we have to get rid of lots just because they are the oldest..........
the day improved.............I took my jumper off once but it didn't stay off for long.........the wind kept up all day...........but it was a big clear sky day.............
hope you had a lovely mothers day............
Catch you later........Chookyblue............

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Syd quilt show anyone going????

Any one going to the quilt show????
Also are you members of Quilt NSW???
Sydney Quilt Show 2018
25th anniversary of the Craft and Quilt Fair..............

Anyone staying in the city, if so where??? What did you decide?????
What days might you be there????
at this stage I am trying get there..........hoping to be there for a few days...........maybe even do some of the little classes...........did that once and it was fun...........Would be lovely to catch up........
I know it's awhile off but I don't live anywhere remotely near the city so I need to plan ahead........
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Cold weather forecast for tomorrow.......finally winter is here..........better light the fire..........
Catch you later.............Chookyblue...........

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Naked baby watch.......

Now that post title got your attention didn't it........lol
Cheeky lamb sneaks thru the gate again now she is skinny again....... She's looking a bit 'naked' since she was shorn a few weeks ago........ 
Here she is getting her extra feed from the oats hopper...... She is the fattest sheep on the property....... 
Sunrise this morning was pretty...... The light was very good....... 
And we are on 'baby watch' Big Love is starting to get some milk..... Remember all the poddies........
She's nearly a mummy........
Catch you later.........Chookyblue.......

Monday, 7 May 2018

Late feeding.....

Had to feed at the other property after town work...... With the shorter days it was so close to dark when we finish ..... We struggled to find the last mob but they heard us and were coming in to the feed truck........my truck driving skills are pretty limited...... I haven't progressed out of first gear but I don't need to to feed the cows......just creep along in first gear while Mr Chooky pushes biscuits of hay off....... ok best go dinner is just about cooked....
Catch you later....... Chookyblue...... 

Sunday, 6 May 2018

Bursting to life.......

Goodness knows why somethings do what they do..... Feeling disheartened as a couple more roses die.... One had survived numerous droughts while every other rose in the bed with it died on several plantings....... And a few more scrubs have died...... These bulbs are springing to life...... If only they knew what was going on up above the ground would they really want to pop thru......
Catch you later......
Chookyblue......

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Utopia????

Is there such a thing as a Stitchers Utopia???
Right now i am over loaded with life......it happens to all of us.....and we all get thru it somehow........work at home is being jammed in either side of town work hours and then weekends too.......then other pressures/stresses get thrown on top and its a challenge trying to find a balance and actually sleep.....clearly balance is not possible at the moment but it will happen......
Since Scrub Stitchin' i've been dreaming of just wanting to go back and stay there.....escape from the world........

utopia (/juːˈtpiə/ yoo-TOH-pee-ə) is an imagined community or society that possesses highly desirable or nearly perfect qualities for its citizens.[1][2] The opposite of a utopia is a dystopia. One could also say that utopia is a perfect "place" that has been designed so there are no problems.

So thinking of a Stitchers Utopia
Lets be a little silly and entertain me with what you think would be an essential item in a "Stitchers Utopia"...........
Catch you later...........Chookyblue.............

Scrub Stitchin' 2019..............

We have a couple of spare spots if anyone is interested in joining us in 2019..........
dates 11-14 April..........
if you want more details leave a comment...........
Dep $20 is required ASAP..........
Catch you later............Chookyblue............

Monday, 30 April 2018

My day......

Mustering like the pied piper..... Have hay cows will follow..... 
The sky kept changing but was so pretty...... 
Not good......Getting the water tested...... Looks like green cordial in a bottle ...... 
Mustering ..... 
Bye big babies........
setting up the yards is like a giant mechano set.........some panels I can carry no worries.... Some only just..... 
This poor girl has twins .... 
Left these in the paddock....... They didn't need the walk to the yards......... 
Catch you later....... Chookyblue.....

Sunday, 29 April 2018

Cattle work......

Or should I say yard work as we loaded all the panels here and built some portable yards at the other property........ We had to move these cows out of the paddock as they thought the truck had hay on it for them not yards panels....... One was caught up in some wire..... Not good.... But I managed to get her out...... 
Today mustering, weaning and sadly selling some..... To many mouths to feed and it won't rain....... More will need to go in a few weeks to...... 
I hope your sewing cause I sure won't be...... Can I say finally the temps have dropped and it is beautiful......
Catch you later...... Chookyblue......

Saturday, 28 April 2018

Art and ikea.........

Recently we went up to the Commonwealth Games...........more on that soon...........the first day I didn't have a ticket for the event Mr Chooky and Fairy Girl went too so I found a way to fill in my time............
I had seen Michelle's post about her groups art exhibition.............I was so excited when I worked out it would still be on later in the month when I was up there.........so I emailed Michelle and even better she was on volunteer duty that day...........So exciting to see the exhibition it is one of the kinds of art I like........
and it was great to see Michelle........here she is with her lion.........
loved the birds she had in too but I missed get a pic of them........
i have followed her art journey for awhile now.........she even has a blog just for her art now........Nature of Art......check it out...........
Another morning we had a few hours to spare and Ikea was close by......having never been there my friends I was staying with said well lets all go..........so we did.........I'm dreaming of the chairs above.............but they don't do delivery to my place.......not even anywhere close (as in a few hrs)...........Might have to go back and get them..........but its a very LONG trip...........
 
And for years I have seen these tray trolleys and finally I have my own now....I got the dark blue...........even managed to put my first piece of Ikea furniture together.........
Catch you later....... Chookyblue.....

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Sunday farewells @ Scrub Stitchin'

You're probably sick of Scrub Stitchin' but I had the best fun.............and all these memories will end up in my blog book......I have so many pics I might even make one of those photo books...........sadly we are finally at the end.........
Sunday morning some of the girls had to leave early...........
so we just condensed down a bit..........
A little pincushion I made as part of my swap present............
This is tiny and Fairy Girl made it for me..........those triangles are tiny..........
We also did block lotto..........make two 12.5in blocks...........
a creamy classic and the other white and bright.........
We all shared our blocks and separated them into each colourway.......
the winner of block lotto was to choose which one they wanted to keep and the other one would get made up for charity........Miss Jules won and she donated hers to charity too..........more about them later once they are finished............
Lots of the girl started working on the Scrub Stitchin' Bucket Tote over the weekend...........but three of the girls finished theirs.........since the Commonwealth games were on we did a podium presentation..............
Gold to Kate, Silver to Jewells and Bronze to Deb..........I think the look on Kates face may have been when she found out there was no gold medal............LOL..........
Lots of farewells.........not so sad as we have booked in for 2019 already.....dates are set..............most of the girls have booked in again.........we have a few spots spare but I am sure we will fill them before next year.......
Catch you later..............Chookyblue...........

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Smiling faces @ Scrub Stitchin'

This is why I organised scrub stitchin'..........nothing more to say......just look at their faces..........priceless.............and I get to hang out with all these girls......
Happy stitchers everywhere............
Catch you later............Chookyblue........