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......

Thursday, 7 June 2018

What the f&&=(##(@(&........

I wake up and wonder what the f*** am i still doing here..... While it is probably normal for me and my neighbours it is so freaking different from 99%  of others.....  While some work normal jobs..... Others go on wonderful holidays....kick back and relax after dinner....... .I worry about how much feed we have left and how long it will last and if and where we may get more at what cost....... All while the govt continues to not value Agriculture and food security in Australia...... .ok sheep are mustered now so I best go feed them then head off to town work........
Catch you later....... Chookyblue

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

the Chookshed Party wrap up...........

Thanks to all you girls who joined in the party celebration.............while google is still being a big pain in the butt and not emailing comments for the moment a work around is to leave the first comment on your own blog post as soon as you  publish it and tick the "notify me" or "email follow up comments"  and (if you are not no reply) the comments left will be emailed to you..........the only thing is they all come thru as no reply but atleast you know someone commented....................NO point replying in the comments on your blog no one that I know of goes back there to read a reply left there.............So I have read all your comments and appreciate them but won't be replying as it is too hard at the moment and i just don't have time...............I am still commenting as usual even though people aren't replying as I am hoping it is fixed soon..........
Although the serious lack of communication is pathetic from google..........
BUT 
back to the 6th Chookshed birthday party..........
As soon as Googy and Sonia arrived Thursday I had them out feeding with me...............
Then Friday we got to relax........
We were stirring up a coupe of friends with this photo...........cheers.....
Googy Girl played with her version of Lucy.............
She had a self imposed deadline of having all the main blocks complete by the weekend.........

Kate got a crochet lesson from Sonia and got the last 3 colours finished on this crochet rug.............
Sonia must have taught Kate well as she got the crochet done on her new pillow cover.........
Googy and Sonia had left by this time...............
Kate pretended to be useful on my bike............
So funny........I went out one morning and lamby was out the back......she had come up near me............I opened the door and walked into the shed......and she jumped on the deck and wanted to walk into the chookshed...........too funny.........guess she knows where the love was first given to her...........at the Chookshed birthday party 2 years ago she arrived wrapped up in a coat..........wet and cold..............fattest sheep on the property now..............she gets all the best food as she helps herself..........
Sonia gave me a present.................OMG how good does it get............a blue chook...........thanks heaps Sonia...........
Yes there is little to no sewing from me.............I got a hanging sleeve on a quilt........Friday when I stopped my body stopped too.......I was so tired i barely got anything done...........but you know what all that matters is my buddies were here for the weekend...........we all needed the circuit breaker from life..........we laughed we stirred each other up.........we said all kinds of things that others never would and we all had a great time together.........and they couldn't careless the house is covered in dust......disorganised chaos..........
Googy sent me this yesterday............not sure where she found the words........but she put it over a photo she took here on the weekend..............
I belong to the best Tribe..........
And you girls who joined us on the weekend are also part of the Tribe..........
Thankyou..........
If you joined the Chookshed party in the comment leave a link to your post so others can pop by too maybe say hi too.......
Catch you later...... Chookyblue......

Friday, 1 June 2018

Party time.......

Party time....... The girls have got stuff done but not me........ Slow and steady...... Just nice to stop.......
The three empty glasses are yet to arrive.... But they will soon ......
Hope you are enjoying the party....... Have fun sewing girls......
Catch you later...... Chookyblue.......