Saturday, 16 March 2019

dust stoms.........

We've had more dust storms /dust blowing days then I care the think about especially over the last 6 months.........this one was from January.....
We had one in Dec that day turned to night almost and i'll try and find that video........they look like you can see further better then what is actually reality......
they won't stop until it rains properly.........
Catch you later........
Chookyblue........

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Blog fix......

Its ok I am alive.........other then I quick thanks at christmas my last post was early December...........I did say life was a struggle............its only now looking back I realise how bad it was then......at the time I posted last I was on leave.......it had been pre-planned as I was getting exhausted but as it turns out I never went back.......just before that leave started I quit that job and thankfully was offered another one all at the same time.......so much happier at work.....while still the same sort of work as in admin area its a completely different field of work......completely different clientele.....while I loved the job I did it was not a good workplace for my mental health........
it resulted in days of doing nothing on my leave from mental and physical exhaustion....guilt of quitting a good job as I worked very well with my boss..........a day almost completely in tears and my rock bottom then slowly coming back from that.........
But I am enjoying the challenge of learning my new job, there is more travel involved so adjusting to that but its helping me to learn the job also......
I'm sure your sick of hearing about the drought but it still goes on and as my friend in the US who shall remaining nameless but thankfully persists on emailing me (which I am very grateful for) said we are with you........so next post will be another farm post........one day I will get back to sewing but for now there is no time.............
recently i've had some issues which I think are from physical fatigue........drought if you have livestock like we do is daily or in our case twice daily feeding.......I have been bucketing feed to weaners since June/July...........we are into our third year of feeding stock.......for those not in Australia there is a massive area in drought of some form.........
this is just NSW the state I live in but others states especially Queensland have big issues also.............I'm in the dark brown area which is the worst but currently 100% of NSW is in drought of some sort.....(I don't entirely agree with the how the data reflects on this map but I am currently working with the DPI to try and make this more ground truthed).....some towns especially out west are running out of water.......we are very lucky with water supply at present.......
Its a matter of keeping an eye on your little community and they on you.....thankfully we don't all have a really bad day at the same time but we keep each other going......
But today I was away for work and got to catch up at an early breakfast with some of my blog buddies.......who don't blog any more........We took this pic especially for Diddles another blog buddy.........
Ali is safe as she is just a lurker but Kate and Suze are a million times worse then me but hey its how I met them and Ali and they are great friends........so good to have a blog buddies fix.........I need to get with the tribe and the magic of that gathering..........its ok scrub stitching is coming soon............
I apologize for not responding to some emails...........yes not my usual old style but i'm tired and not on my laptop as much where its easier to write replies.......
also struggle to think what to write back.........I will get past this....
thankyou
Catch you later.....
Chookyblue.....

Tuesday, 25 December 2018

Thankyou

You know who you are you know what you did......
 Table decorations by blogland....
I'm speechless
Chookyblue sending super big hugs and kisses.......ta.xxxx

Monday, 24 December 2018

Thankyou.....

Some of the parcels that have arrived in my mail box......
Thankyou my friends......
Have a Merry Christmas 
I'll try and be in touch over the next few days......they are unopened sitting on my Christmas table......
No decorations this year.... To many dust storms in the last month esp the last 10 days.... Only 3/10 not dusty......
Ok must go and set the lunch table... Meat to carve..... Have a wonderful time my friends.... And I sure hope I can find some more time to stitch and blog in 2019...I miss you all...there won't be a sewing marathon this Christmas break like last year :( ..... But my friend Jude sent me a little box ages ago and I'm going to try and do 5 minutes everyday.......
Merry Christmas......
Chookyblue..... Xxxx

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

November update..........

Life is a struggle at present...........some pics from the month......i did manage an hour or two with some EPP when I had a visit from a friend......we spent more time doing farm work then stitching........
Merry Christmas............
See you in the new year.........
Chookyblue........

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

National Agriculture Day

National Ag Day 21st November............
wear your green shirt to show support........
talk about Agriculture today........
here are some of my pics from the last week..............
#NoFarmersNoFood
Catch you later.............Chookyblue............

Thursday, 8 November 2018

hello.............

Little bit of excitement here.............we got some rain...........still be feeding cows and sheep for weeks yet and will only stop if we get another fall of rain............need a follow up rain but this one was good......useful......
Catch you later.....Chookyblue...........

Saturday, 3 November 2018

Another month flies by.....

Another month had flown by ...... No time to stop and sew.......a fly by night visit from Kris and geek boy was great.....  We are good at quality time together not quantity..... Just not enough hrs in the day at present......  We didn't even sew together......but was great to see them......
This little movie got put together by my phone from the pics during the month.......thought I would share........
I'm completely out of touch with you all at present but I will be back when I get time.........one day I will stop feeding stock and get a break...... Just not any time soon....... Hope you are all well. Catch you later..... Chookyblue.......