Sunday, 11 November 2007

my boring afternoon..........

Well I am so tired after the concert I went to last night but you will have to wait till tomorrow for that post as I need to get a pic from a friend before I do the post.........

............had to go and do some jobs and that involved driving..............

past this old tank stand...............

escorting the tractor home .................this is the start and things are ok..........

off they go down the road....................

waiting.....waiting........waiting............they won't fit over the ramps.............

....(ramps stop sheep/cattle from going into the wrong paddocks)......

so i have to open about 10 gates.............like this except this was probably the one that opened the best................

found some ants along the way...........

"knock knock, hello is anyone home"

yes someone was home and came out to say "hi"

more clouds.............I was terribly bored and did I say tired........??.......

This is a bore drain..........where I live we have water flowing from the ground as we are on a sub artesian basin...........anyway there used to be lots of these drains carrying water to different paddocks for stock..........they can run for a lot of km's.............most are being capped and piped now to stop the water waste and using it more productively.............

.................see education time today..............I really was bored as it normally takes under 20mins and it took over 1.5hours..........I would drive to the gate open it and wait.... wait....wait............for dh to come thru then shut the gate drive again and wait.....wait....wait.... again........thank goodness I finally got home..........

Finally when we got home this morning we found a little disaster..............several thousand dollars in the making.........the tank fell off the tank stand................major problem so now tomorrow we are reorganising a new tank...........not sure what has happened but don't think we will be using this one again.........

Remember the vegies patch.........well look at it now..............with the rain we have had and the fertalising...........they have bounded away..........

.........finally if you are still here and made it thru this boring post here is the reward..............

Day day's blog has been busy making bags and she has just done 20+ posts this weekend showing all her bags.............please go and have a look at all her posts for November............it really is worth it.........she is in the SSCS and I wonder what she will make for her SSCS recipient..........

got the blame for another blogger he he he........although she is not new to the internet and quilting.............head over to Blueberry Lane Designs..........she used to own Honeysuckle Cottage until July this year......I even forgot I used to do her newsletter many moons ago, that would be funny to see one now ..........technology has changed so much in that time.........anyway..........she is supposed to be studing for an exam and she is starting a blog instead.....love the logic there...........so head over and welcome her and wish her the best for the exams she has NOT been working for over the weekend.......lol...............

------------take care-----------tomorrow me and Kate----

12 comments:

  1. What an educations we've had tonight.
    OMG What happened to the tank? Spit in half.....
    Love your little story with the ants and what can I make out of those clouds.

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  2. I visited Blueberry Lane Designs and told her you do some nice marketing work for new OZ bloggers! BORING day indeed, Donna, but wonderful photo’s again!

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  3. That tank stand is amazing. I did have a chuckly at the ants coming out to say hello, but my favourite bit was that magnificent crisp cloud photo. You do live in a magic place. We had a very hot day here today and I planted a Medlar Tree, so I was very happy. Sorry your day was boring. I have enjoyed my long weekend and don't want to head back to school tomorrow.

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  4. I was the official gate opener on our farm, too...:) Boring day!! but neat pictures for you to share with all of us. The tank pic was amazing.

    JulieQ

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  5. What do you use the tank for? Love your education about your country.

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  6. What a shame about that tank. Your photo's as always are amazing, you give us a great glimpse of your life. I love the picture of the tank on its wooden stand all alone. Your vegi garden is looking great.

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  7. Great post once again - I expect your hubby let out some expletives when he saw the tank - was it full.

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  8. Hi Chookyblue,
    Thanks for the link to Carey's blog, I have been reading your for a month or two now and really enjoy it. I well remember how boring it was moving machinery, opening gates etc. Especially difficult moving haymaking machinery in the middle of the night as I had to 6 children out of bed to take with me as we did a lot oc contracting way back when and we worked many klm's from home. Hope your tank wan't full of lovely water when it decided to sky dive.
    Cheers

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  9. OMG, what happened to your TANK?!?! We're about to replace one and I keep telling Mr Beloved I want metal again (even though it eventually rusts) - maybe he'll be convinced when I show him this!!

    Yep, even though we live in town now, I'm STILL the gate opener to put the car away!

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  10. Those are some really BIG ants! Have a good one!

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  11. Your photos are great! I love reading about your life on the farm. Comparing with a farm in Holland yours is much bigger. More land also! Sorry you had a boring day. xx Corry

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  12. Hello. I'm so glad you were boring-
    now we could see what a beautiful place on earth you are living in.I realy felt warm, and the blue sky. WoW. Not like my word with ice and snow. Isn't great to learn what it is like on other places on earth.
    Hope you days are more busy now.
    Big warm/cold hug. :-)

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