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......

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......