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.......

Thursday, 4 October 2018

Hey......

Life's busy .........
It's town work or outside farm work......
This is from the last few weeks...... 
Hope you like the pics...... 
Hope you are all well...... Have not been able to see what your up to!
Feedly tells me there is 700 plus posts to read..... 
Looking forward to daylight savings starting and hope to be in before dark but probably not we'll still be working into the dark...... It's the only year I've been excited about it starting....... 
Catch you later.... Chookyblue 

Thursday, 20 September 2018

NO SSCS............

Hi elves........
None of you have asked but I know some of your will be thinking about it.............
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I'm very sad to say this year there will be no Secret Santa Christmas Swap............SSCS
Yes an effect of the on going drought..........I'm very sad about this as it has been running for so many years but I just cannot organise it.............there is no rain in sight and I just cannot organise the swap......my days are very long and full and I have a pile of farm/buiness work that is not being done here as it is.......I don't even have time to sew to make a gift...........I know other years I have even had a helper but not even this will work this year.........I am SOOOOOOOO sorry............I feel really bad about the decision......and I know I will be sad at Christmas time but I just cannot manage it.............
I will just have to see what happens for 2019.........
Sorry.........
Chookyblue.........


Monday, 17 September 2018

What everyone needs.......

the weekend was feral to say the least..............from mid morning Saturday the wind started picking up the dust.............the just got worse as the day went on............till it was a dust storm..........it blew most of the night too............
Sunday was not as bad but not much better with dust picking up all day blowing thru...........working in it was just beautiful as you can imagine..............
Sat was 34 deg.................Sunday just 17deg..........needed my coat most of the day.............
Sat we moved all the cows home from the other property.....I climbed up the top of the truck to take some pics but it was a bit freaky with the wind so blustery - hence the crooked pic..........we've been feeding the girls out there for so long but changing feed and I think it's going to be daily so home they came..........will be easier to manage............thank goodness they all walked back off the truck.....they are all struggling as have little calves on them.....all the babies mothered back up............the tiny calves were all in another truck.........some of the older ones are still tiny but we will start weaning more this weekend coming..........
We have a new baby.............Ev.....we pulled her off mum as she was down and not well..........drugged Mum with everything we could and tried to get her up but she died.............Ev will take  a bit of quietening but she is drinking well already..........she is strong and feisty little lady........less then a week old.........
What everyone needs out here is an E and B...............
A retired couple who decided they wanted to go help somewhere............
found a facebook page for a CWA group and ended up in that town..........I met them there and they decided they would come and stay with us for a few days after they left that town........I thought oh yeh that would be nice but they won't end up here.............BUT they did............they stayed for a few days.........had to duck home for a few days and they are back again for nearly a week..............
E has taken on feeding all her babies...........this includes the weaners  - 69 of those...and the poddies....5 lambs and 3 calves..........
she's cooked dinner.....hung out washing that I have forgotten was in the machine........its amazing it goes into the washing machine and comes out folded on my bed...........she's dusted and ironed........roused on me for not having the afternoon off after town work............I did explain that if she didn't do her jobs then I would still be going for ages yet as she saved me that time.............I have managed to get in a couple of evenings before dark........and the company has been lovely................And they just go back out to there caravan and sleep.........
B has been helping Mr Chooky..........saved me some feeding trips.......fixed the trailer that was falling apart and used constantly...........what ever Mr Chooky has been doing he has been out helping with.........today I think they will be working on the calf weaning yards we are making.........and weighing and sorting out the new feed plan for the cows............
Feeding late yesterday.............OMG it was cold by the time I finished..........
It was dark when I finished so I got in lite the fire and had a hot shower to wash all the dust off and warm me up..........
Hope you are all well...........
Catch you later....... Chookyblue.....

Thursday, 13 September 2018

R u ok.......

Hey fellow bloggers........
it's r u ok day... 
Sometime's I feel like I'm all alone trying to juggle all, work, kids, calculations of food and money budgets, ordering, feeding working on and off farm......at present it's just work work work.......all day everyday is just the location that changes........
But..... 
Then I get a random text, email, calls, mail etc........ It's from you lot my support crew......
They always make me smile..... 
This is a time that is really challenging for me ........ I do choose to do what I do but at present there is no stop time...........it will rain one day properly ........ I will make it to the other side battered and bruised so to speak but it will make me a stronger person too......
So life is up and down but I try to find the ups to beat the downs.......
You never know really what's going on in someone's life so take the time to stop and ask
R u ok?
And really stop and listen to there answer........ 
Catch you later...... 
Chookyblue......