Monday, 29 August 2011

Sunday on a Monday........

If it can't rain at least the days are glorious....(22-25degC)............I have enjoyed sitting out of the car the last few days at the cows...............(I've been busy with other "kid" commitments so had a little break from the cows)
This was my table today............the neighbours dropped off the Sunday papers............only one day late reading them..........
..how many drovers do english paper piecing................
This was me last time at the cows on the 19th Aug...........on the bike it was freezing putting the cows in...........
I have been a bit missing lately but life just doesn't slow down.......needed to make an appearance as I have several emails in the last few days checking on me...........eg Do I need to phone you???..Are you ok??? 
THANKYOU girls
We have had a little rain......need lots more......had to sell some cattle as we are running out of feed (lucky the market kicked up a bit that day so they sold better then expected) 
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...I have taken quite a few pics here and there over the last month and not got to share them so today I took the computer and the cameras and phone and downloaded all the pics............trying to get sorted here.............if your looking for sewing you'll be disappointed.........there isn't much..............
bound this quilt for a friend sitting at the cows...........
on a rare afternoon home the kids and I cooked dough sticks on the campfire..........
fill with golden syrup - yummo
This GORGEOUS bag arrived in my mail................OMG I am in heaven
a "pick me up"
and inside........
.....it is my constant companion............ traveled lots of km's in it's short life with me..............
Thanks HEAPS Janet - so glad I won your giveaway..............
so many beautiful comments about it....
...it even made a visit to Anni's shop............Anni loved it too Janet.......
new header pic.........
lots of cool clouds..........

a dam running low in water...........
kids will be kids............wresting...........

playing with reflections of a spider on my rear view window.......
the rain was just over the mountains..........

spectacular sunsets..............

want to join me for a cuppa tea............
Catch you later..............
Chookyblue
PS  "Coke" and "Daisy" the lambs are going well and now have another sibling "lambogini"
PSS and for those waiting for "that time" "the unmentionable" to come I am hoping to find some time in the next week or 2.............

44 comments:

  1. Glad to see you are still there. Loving your photos as always! Hope it really rains soon for you!

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  2. Enjoyed your pics...and there is something to be said for things like dough on sticks with golden syrup....love the stitching bag! I have bought some linen to have a go at the pattern in Anni's book....although I wouldnt hold my breath at getting it done!!Hope the rains come soon! Nice to see your blog post pop up!

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  3. A farm mama sure is a busy lady! Lovely photos. Hope a little rain finds you soon!

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  4. Oh Chooky...my fingers and toes are crossed that it will rain for you soon. Lovely to see all your beautiful photos, and that bag is lovely (especially that red polkadot lining!)

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  5. great post Chooky,love the bag that you won and i hope you get a decent amount of rain soon.

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  6. So nice to check in on you and see a slice of your life Chooky! I really enjoyed the pictures, well except for the green spider. I've never seen a green one before and I think it looks a little less threatening than the black widows that we have here.

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  7. You have been busy , the damper looks yumm and looking forward to the unemotional ;)
    Hugs Bec

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  8. You are very busy. I like your photos. We have far to much rain, so I will sent some (even better all) to you.

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  9. Lovely photos and I enjoyed so much reading about your time with the cows. I would drop by and keep you company one day if you weren't so far away. Love the bag.
    Mama Bear

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  10. It really looks you had a very nice day. I really enjoy your photos. Wishing you some rain too.

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  11. Lovely pictures- love your new header! Oh and your new bag is just wonderful :-)
    Take care, and hope you get a little break every now and then.
    Hugs

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  12. Love the new header! Not sure on the spider, but love the photos. Hope you get rain soon.
    Michelle

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  13. Lovely photos chooks, even the mostly empty dam is beautiful. Must be awfully frustrating seeing those clouds on the horizon... I'd love to send some rain your way. Take care.

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  14. Beautiful photos Chooky.
    Hopefully you will get more rain soon.

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  15. It looks like you have found the perfect place for doing some stitching. That bag is a source for inspiration. Good luck on keeping the cows safe:-)

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  16. Great pictures,love the bag and those dough sticks with golden syrup, yummo will be trying those when camping next.

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  17. Wonderful photos...glad to hear you're fine...hope you get some rain soon! Wonderful bag you got...love it!

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  18. That is a gorgeous bag!! Love it! "The Unmentionable"?? I don't dare say it! ;)

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  19. Love all the photos of the "L ong Paddock"
    Still wishin I could send some rain your way
    Doesnt seem fair does it ? We have to much So wet underfoot
    Take care

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  20. Glad to know you are ok....love all the pics...your prize is awesome and will be a great item to have.....okay, what is a dough stick and can I have the recipe.....I thought it was mallows to begin with......hope you get some rain soon....looking forward to the unmentionable......

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  21. Oh Chook you look so cold in that pic. Crazy weather here, hot day followed by a rain day. would send you some rain if I could. I got a rotating cutting mat for my birthday, mine is green, just waiting for my glue pen to turn up. damper looks yummy and the bag is very nice. the 'unmentionable'... is it swap time again?

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  22. Chooyblue.... wow what great photos.... I hope it start to pour soon.... LOVE your bag.... I am so glad it made your day too...


    Sandyn

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  23. Thanks for the update Chooky - so many great photos. What a great bag to win from Janet - congratulations. The dough sticks and golden syrup look delicious.

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  24. Wow that bag is gorgeous !! Love it !! Yes it does look awfully dry where you are - I hope it rains for you soon.

    Hugs - Fee X

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  25. As always love your beautiful photos..and the bag----WOW!!! Hoping for rain for you soon..and yes I will join you for a cuppa tea--be there soon :-)!!

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  26. OMG!!! Those dough sticks look amazing!!! I could totally go one of those lathered in Golden syrup right about now..

    Hugs - Jodie :)

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  27. Glad all is well in the land of the Chookster!! Life is just so darn busy hey..........same here........I can't even remember the last time I blogged!
    Love the photos.
    Oh and OMG that bag is just delicious!! I am almost finished mine..hopefully will get to post a pic soon.

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  28. definitely happy to join you for a cuppa, love the bag, great colors and the photo's are amazing.....
    are your neighbors amused to see you out there paper piecing?

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  29. Glad you're back. Love that version of Anni's bag - its on my to do list..... Fingers crossed for the rain. The days are gorgeous but we need it here too.

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  30. The cows look good....LOL...it has been years and years since I have had a dough stick...filled with jam yummo....

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  31. Enjoy seeing what you are up to. Those dough sticks look yummy

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  32. Love your photos especially the one with the rain clouds in the distance. Nice place for a cuppa. Beautiful bagvyou won

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  34. Oh, you lucky girl! That bag from Janet is just gorgeous. And how fun to see you -- what a cutie you are!!!

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  35. I love your photo's and the bag you won, 'wow' how cute is that! I have a kit in my box of GI's (Good intentions) - can't wait to get on to it. I hope it rains for us all soon - we need it too!

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  36. I loved seeing your bag out with the cows, just as I imagined it. I'm thrilled that Annie loved it too.
    Loved seeing the photos but you're right, it looks like you could use a few days of rain at least.

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  37. I do love your pics and your new bag is adorable ;-))
    It sound like you are pretty busy around the farm, please find time to yourself !!

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  38. Lovely weather for stitching outside :)
    Love the bag. I think it might be the first thing I make out of Anni's book :)

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  39. Glad to hear yo uare still about. Shame about the water levels and feed, but it is the same here too. Hopefully we can get some decent rain to have some growth and drinking water before summer hits.
    Your card table all set up, looks like a peaceful oasis - no washing to be hung out, nobody bugging you and some of the things you enjoy right there. In spite of the quiet moments at your table I am sure things are busy as when you get home.
    Beautiful bag that you won from Janet, I don't know how she could give it away!

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  40. I've been a bit missing in action too...sometimes life just gets in the way...lovely pics as usual....

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  41. Great pictures and oh, that is the bag of my dreams.
    I tried to win it but your name came up instead LOL. I'll have to attempt to make it at some point but that zipper looks a bit scary.
    I hope you have had the longed for rain by now.
    Margaret

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  42. Glad you are just busy! Have been trying to send our rain your way, hope it happens soon. At least you have it sorted with stitching and papers to read. Love all your photos and LOVE that bag. It is gorgeous, you will enjoy using it.

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  43. ohhh what recipe did you use for the damper (dough and golden syrup) over bonfire

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