Saturday, 23 June 2018

Catch up with friends......

Me, fairy girl, Jannimary, Ros @Bloom, Lea who was at Fairy floss stitches and Susan @ thimblestitch..... With Susan's prize winning lone star in the background......... 
Happy hour again........
Met Juud from juud quilts she was working on the Dutch heritage site...... Not sure how I have not come across her blog as she has so many on her side bar that I follow but we had a great chat....... 
Has been great to meet Lenora and Linda ....... They run a friendship frolic ever year down on the great Ocean road....... They both have shops there  ..... Elmgrove patchwork and gum Valley patchwork....... I've followed them for years ...... Linda was only in on Friday so great to meet her.... ....i didn't know she was going to be up this way ......... 
So much fun catching up With friends...... Some great surprises........
Missed a photo with Sylvia......
Ok off to do it all again......
Catch you later........ Chookyblue...... 

Friday, 22 June 2018

Hanging with the tribe.......

Don't you just love the sign........ I'm in the tribe........ Perfect for us.......
More happy hour...... Another amazing dinner........ A few lurkers have made themselves known.......one we dragged into the fold........and she was just lovely....... Guess that's what happens in blogland........ We have great lovely people (and lurkers).......I've checked out some of the amazing quilts...... More today....... More stalls to see also.......
Off to 'struggle thru another day'...... Lol.......
Catch you later.......
Chookyblue.......... 

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Fun....

Pics in weird order......... 
It was a bright and early start....... But a fun day....... 
Happy hour was a good find......
Dzintra and I enjoying bubbles....... 
Until someone who shall remain nameless spilt the champagne...... Lol ..... 
Not the best pic but the hatched and patched stand looks amazing as usual ....... Hi to my readers who  introduced themselves when they found me here........ Sometimes I write away here wondering if anyone reads it ..... It was lovely to meet you both....... 
See Lyn promise I didn't share the pic here...... 
Sunrise........ 
Sadly the only green patches I saw on the way down were a few crop circles that are irrigated......... Mind you you could see many of those just left brown to so maybe no water to irrigate ....... 
Catch you later......
Chookyblue.......

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Running away....

I had today off work in town............spent the day working at home instead................bookwork.........then we went out to the other property to feed.............
took this pic from the front gate in the truck..............
It was getting dark so not the best pic but the cows are all dirty......you can tell who had been licking the molafos in the lick drums...........its a mix of stuff but mainly molasses.........sticky....there nice  white faces are all grotty and these ones are some of the cleaner ones............
A new addition the food rations this week is cotton seed...............lucky the cotton farmers had a good season..........
now I am running away for a few days............
Sydney Quilt Show 2018
i'll be roaming around or maybe you will find me at F20
Catch you later....... Chookyblue......

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Pretty sky.....

Feeding sheep and moving some around paddocks late yesterday afternoon..........
The sky was very pretty....... 
I even tried to be a little artist...... The advantage of constantly having a camera on you is you get to snap magical moments.......
Freezing outside today......i'll do some bookwork before we have to muster some sheep for sale.........selling the girls who are not in lamb and selling some older lambs.......
Best go put some more wood on the fire...........
Catch you later....... Chookyblue.....

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Grocery shelves...........

Filling the feeder for the sheep...........when you get to the paddock you open the shoot at the back and let it run out in a trail..........
Oh and apparently we are in "drought now".........even thought we don't have droughts any more........freaking government........
If you want to make a donation to an organisation that helps farmers go visit "Drought Angels" they were set up in Qld for the farmers up there but given the "dry times" we have in NSW they have done a trip down here........they are on the darkside too..........the links are on the website........
the hay stack is dwindling fast...........need to get more......this came from the border area...........a lovely blog friend still had some.........
Not sure where the next load  will come from......Victoria or South Australia.........they are talking Western Australia even.........OMG the freight is horrendous.........the hay cost is going up too.......
The pile in the middle is cotton seed.........thankfully the cotton farmers had a good season even if no one else did that has created a feed source....at least it is only a few hours away............but it needs to be fed with other fodder types..............
Snapped this pic yesterday morning.........see the red back spiders........guess Mr Chooky has Redback boots........even when its crap you can still find cool things...........
Catch you later......
Chookyblue......