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....... 

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Feeding before the party starts.........

I've got a couple of days off town work....... So today I had to feed all the stock at home before the chookshed party started........i got the ewes feed before Googy girl arrived........ I dragged her off to the lambs with me........ 
Then Sonia @ forever always online arrived....... And we went and fed the boys - rams and bulls...... 
Then because it was so cold I gave the cows some grain to........ 
And only an hour or so after i swept the path to the chookshed one of the poddies left a big mess....... 
Freezing here.... Winter arrived finally.... Yeh..... 
Are you ready for the chookshed party...... Fire up the needle and get stitching......

Catch you later.......
Chookyblue.........

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Big love......

Some of the lows are pretty low here at the moment.............
I was on baby watch for our second jersey heifer.............
No Love had her calf last week.......she was up all was ok........calf was up so we left her as we would any other heifer...........but something was wrong a few days later........as soon as i saw her I knew something was wrong.......she wasn't well..........Mr Chooky was not here so I told him we would need to get her in the next day and give her some medication...............but it was too late........we found her dead.......I think she must have still had some placenta etc that she didn't deliver properly.........
The poddies all followed us over to where she was and Big Love walked up to her...........she mooed but it was a terrible sound.........I think she knew her friend was gone.........broke my heart............
the good news is though that Big Love is sharing some of her love and No Love's calf had been getting a drink off her.............
being so dry and on her first calf we have brought Big Love to the house yard into special care so we can feed her extra so she can raise both the calves.............
The girl on the left is Big Love's calf and the little boy on the right is her adopted baby.............nature is amazing....and devestating........
no names to busy to think about that.........
give me some suggestions.......

Wished google would fix this crap with blogger......not emailing comments...........
Catch you later.......
Chookyblue......

Monday, 28 May 2018

Cattle work.......

More sorting to sell some cattle....... Trying to reduce numbers more..........
The dust was terrible ......... 
At times you couldn't see the cows.......there are cows in there somewhere......... 
Catch you later.......
Chookyblue......

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Comments.....

At present comments are not being emailed thru to my email account.......They are only showing on the blog...... This is an issue for others to...... Who knows when it will get fixed by google.......
I noticed yesterday...... My new post didn't get forwarded to my other email address either so not sure if this may also effect blog feed services like feedly ....... Chookyblue......

Friday, 25 May 2018

Chookshed Virtual sewing party...............

So who's coming to the party..............as usual some of the girls are coming to stay............but who's going to join in virtually............sorry about the short notice as it is only next weekend but that gives you this weekend to get prepared............
Can't believe it is the 6th birthday.........
So put the family on notice you are out of action..........make sure you have some quick grab easy food............the essential bottle of champagne and a nice cheese and lets get the party started...........couple of the girls will be here Thursday so the party will start early......i'll probably only get to the cleaning then...........LOL........more cattle work this weekend i'll see if I get back with some more stuff to share before the party starts..............
otherwise see you late next week........I can't wait............
Catch you later....... Chookyblue......

Monday, 14 May 2018

My newest bubba......

Been checking often.......BUT.............
Look what we found tonight when we got home........ Big Love had her baby.... I would say just in the last hour or so......still got very wobbly legs and trying to find a drink..... Mumma giving her(?) a lick....... This is so exciting....... Now we have to work on breaking her in for milking....... That's Mr Chookys job not mine....... 
Catch you later......Chookyblue

What's happening........

this post was supposed to be Saturday..............but it went missing............
Friday after work we went out to feed the cows.............
We decided to cut some scrub..........the cows love belah
They were all hanging around nearby but once the tree hit the ground they were running.............
Mummas with babies need more food........even the calves had a nibble............
Saturday morning we put off starting our cattle work...............we weren't sure what the weather was going to do and it was feral cold wind.........we did some other jobs...........
We had the chain saw and no wood at home so cut up some firewood..............the cows thought they might get some more  food but not this time.............
Romantic dinner for two on the back of the ute............LOL..........had to eat fast it was so windy the bread was drying out quickly..........henceone piece at a time..........
Sent this  pic to my friend while I was feeding...........she said to me "still in first gear????"  I had a good laugh.......smarty pants............
then I sent her the one below.............she liked it mush more............esp the babies.........
And the advantage of working long days is you are out for sunrise and sunset..........this sunset was gorgeous...........actually heaps have been amazing lately............its little things like this that keep you going.............
Do you see the beauty in nature all around you????
Catch you later...........Chookyblue..........

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Mothers day.....

Work is not letting up here.......cattle this weekend..........
 
Me on the bike this morning..........it was pretty chilly and windy to start with.........thanks goodness for my big lined driza-one coat...........and something I won that I thought I would not use............driza-bone motor bike mitts.............they go well on the 4wheeler.........
the paddocks are bare of feed for the cows.............
walking the cows to the yards.............
these are the young mummas..........they look much better then some of the old girls who had calves on them..............
we were preg testing to see if they are going to be Mummas ...........quite appropriate don't you think on Mothers Day........culling what we don't want........its when looks do matter........and if your not pregnant your gone.......
as we have to lower numbers to continue to feed in this drought (that doesn't exist according to the government) we have to get rid of lots just because they are the oldest..........
the day improved.............I took my jumper off once but it didn't stay off for long.........the wind kept up all day...........but it was a big clear sky day.............
hope you had a lovely mothers day............
Catch you later........Chookyblue............