Wednesday, 16 April 2014

holiday fun.............

wow what a busy week it's been................"boy wonder" had some mates come to stay................2 arrived last Friday and they went home this morning..............2 others came and went over that time too..........it was so nice to see them interacting together......tell/showing each other how to do things better/differently in the cattle yards.........5 teenage boys in the house - most would say I am nuts but they were great.............not once ounce of trouble.........bonfires, camping in swags out in the paddock ......"boy wonder" is sound asleep at the moment..........a very long nanna nap...........
one day we had a big day of cattle work........took longer then planned so the last were unloaded off a truck just on dark..............
I looked up and thought of Leanne The Stitching Room..........so had to snap this one...............
(missed the lunar eclipse.....just the slightest glimpse last night as we had some cloud)
I love all these silhouettes of the western sky............
big sky country..............
this is the best of a bad bunch but considering it was just my phone in hand it's not too bad
Was trying to get the silhouette of the cattle as they jumped  off the truck...........
just about now was when I got a face/neck full of cow S&#%..........think face mask...........
the very next day we had some of the steers stuck in the dam............2 of the boys got in and got them out...........
the boys could stand on the silt layer with flat feet but the hoofs of the cattle were busting thru...........you can see the wet shorts of when the boys dropped through.............we hadn't got this dam desilted due to it drying up and not getting the tractors out there to do the job.............now it only has some water that has run in from the batters (sides)............hopefully the others drink more carefully...............
then the boys raced to the edge..............
And I have found a few moments to do some sewing prep work.........nearly all the hexies are glued and ready to start joining...............
Fairy Girl had a friend out.............now she has another..............it's a bit of a revolving door here.........I have to do a head count each meal to know how many I am feeding......
But I wouldn't have it any other way.........
Have a great Easter........got my fish and prawns for Good Friday............
busy in the wool shed next week (thank god I have to work in town 2 of the 3 days) so not sure when I will be back..........enjoy the holidays if you have some..............
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Calf update
 we lost both the last 2 calves we brought home..............one a few days ago the second one this morning............for some reason he decided to swimming fell into the dam getting a drink yesterday..........goodness knows how he got out but we blow dried him last night and tried to feed him but it was the final straw and he was just too weak and not drinking..............I think they were both to drought affected to drink properly..........
Goodnews - the blind calf (pink eye) can see a little bit more.....he hangs out with his buddy we feed him with.........all the other calves are cruising along...........fat little things.......I tell you there must be some good stuff in green grass.................it is so nice to see all the stock here fat and healthy...........
Catch you later
Chookyblue

24 comments:

  1. Good for you to have all the kids running around having fun,poor you don't think I would like that sort of face mask,lol. I liked your pics of the sun setting.
    Hope you and your family chooky have a happy and safe Easter,take care my friend.xx

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  2. Glad its all happy in Chooky's house...is there an Easter Chooky visiting?? Hope you get lots more rain.

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  3. There is nothing like green grass and holidays to bring on some happier times :o)

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  4. I always loved it when my children had their friends around.. busy but a fun productive busy....
    Hugz

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  5. It's so good to hear how much your spirits have lifted. Great having the kids and their mates around and chipping in. AND great to see that you have some sewing time too.

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  6. Now that's a face mask I'd love to see!!!! LOL
    If the boys were with you, I bet they cacked themselves laughing.
    I love those sunset. Especially when the dark blue comes on top and you can just see a line of orange and red. Stunning. Enjoy the rest of school hols.

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  7. Wow, Chooky, the fun never stops at your place! So glad you all had a good time together. Great pics, as always. What a shame about those poor calves but I'm glad the others are doing well. Enjoy the rest of the holidays.

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  8. What a great experience for your boy wonder to have his mates stay and to help out, you must be in your element having them all there, hectic, but fun

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  9. Glorious sunset. Pleased some happy times have arrived - enjoy them all and your sewing too xx

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  10. I'm glad things are going better at your place. It sounds like the kids are having a great time on their hols. The sunset photos are stunning, they are really evocative of the outback. I hope you find a little more time for stitching, but please do change your beauty mask regime.

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  11. Five teenage boys you must have felt like you were feeding an army. Hope things continue to improve for you.

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  12. Lovely sunsets - its so good to see some water and references to green grass.. Hopefully things are on the up and staying there.

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  13. Those boys would have had a ball....great photos....our place was always a 'do drop inn and stay' back in the day...LOL...

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  14. great photo's , love the revolving door style home you run. Glad to see water in the dam and hear about fat cattle. Sorry to hear you lost some little ones.

    have a great holiday

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  15. great to see the water in your dams..and green on the ground.. there certainly is magic stuff in that grass!! ...pity we couldn't eat it!.. then we wouldn't have to get meals.. and have more time for stitching fun LOL Have a great Easter Xx

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  16. What a busy life!! You must have spent most of your time cooking with all the kids coming and going. Teenage boys are forever hungry! When do you find time to quilt??

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  17. Love the "dusk" photo's.....love holiday time too...good to hear things are improving...

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  18. Sounds like fun and busy holidays. Hope you get more stitching done.

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  19. You know what? You sound contented ! Happy Easter my friend xx

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  20. What a great update ..sounds like things are really looking up out there.. Enjoy the holidays with the kids...we are in Vegas but I can't post again...grrr...good luck with the sheep.

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  21. Lovely to have the kids home! Great pics...love seeing the water in your dams! Happy Easter to you!

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  22. Thank you for thinking of me I LOVE that 3rd snap great silhouette of the road train. It is always good to have the kids around I miss those days so much.

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  23. Farm fun for the holidays! It's great to see kids enjoying themselves with their friends. What a shame about your wee calves, sounds like the damage was done before they were rescued. Your sunset pics are gorgeous, it sure is big sky country! Hope you've had a lovely Easter. Nicky xx

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  24. Now THAT is the way for young fella's to be spending their time - love the sound of the swags, my mr13 would love that - and those end-of-the-day shots are magic... thank you for sharing them Chooky x

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