Thursday, 9 May 2019

far far away.....

sorry girls I forgot this one has been sitting in drafts...............
love this pic of the moon setting one morning early........still amazes me how far the moon really is away from us......
the other far away thing is this beautiful parcel from Flo in France @ Chez Princesse Nounouche...........it arrived in the mail last month.........just gorgeous and perfect for me.......a lovely  stitching bag and some beautiful fabrics........all blue.....wonder how she knew I liked blue............LOL...
so very much appreciated thankyou Flo........
I've been trying to catch up on some blogging.......
miss my blog friends......
Catch you later.............
Chookyblue............




Sunday, 28 April 2019

2019 tribe.........

wow I look at these two pics and wow so many of us.........
the best tribe to spend a retreat with........
Creative, fun loving and always up for a hug or a chat...........
Catch you later.......
Chookyblue.........

Saturday, 13 April 2019

Scrub Stitchin' mystery

Annette, Natasha and me.........
Me and Kylie...........
Me and Sue........
the wicked two.........

It's so good hanging out with the girls... Laughter  fun....and great to be stitchin'.....
Mystery adventure revealed.............star gazing..........with a talk with an amazing lady full of knowledge........very entertaining........
I got this pic of the moon with my phone thru the telescope........AMAZING....
Catch you later.....i've got sewing to do..........
Chookyblue.....

Thursday, 11 April 2019

Saturday, 6 April 2019

Cleaning....


Decided to try and start cleaning the dirt from the chookshed..... Not sure why it will probably be pointless but it's been good so far and a friend helped me with some it sure got me motivated..... It even smells clean in there......
Catch you later
Chookyblue

Sunday, 31 March 2019

Rain.........

Wow what a contrast of weekends.......
Last weekend dust storms 38-39 deg temps
this weekend rain........real rain...........useful rain.........
I had heard it raining during the night but to finally get up and go to the rain gauge and find it almost full...........(its very old fashined and an old Fowler jar but then I tip it into a measure that I keep inside)..............to measure 83mm of rain.........water everywhere........OMG SO EXCITED
pretty sloppy feeding the calves........
the house dam is full and so are all the other ones I could get to..........
had to move the cows to some hay...........they still need to be fed.....along with everything else.........I had so much fun out in the mud checking everything.........clothes splattered with mud..........yippee
another full dam.........so windy yesterday..........
I was riding around on the bike with a jumper and coat on all day..........and got the big doona out last night...........snuggled up in bed was so good......
summer is gone and autumn is here........
the calves yards had water front views all day.............
but sadly the wind was so strong it was picking up dust in some paddocks yesterday afternoon............so I'm still not cleaning............
BUT hopefully this is the beginning of the end for the drought.............its gone on for way too long...........but as you can see we have have nothing on the ground so its got to start from scratch in many places.............
BUT its a start and restores hope to many.............
Catch you later.............
Chookyblue........





Sunday, 24 March 2019

Dust Storm

I know that last post was a dust storm but this one is from Friday arvo
no warning at all...........no "areas of raised dust" forecast
See in the middle just above the trees.........that was the start of the dust storm........it goes almost all the way across the pic..............
18 mins later
the dark different purple down low is all dust..........it just had shadows on it.........
another 20 mins later

the power in this was amazing.............completely still before it hit...........
the aftermath.............
the bathroom window and door were open...........
even with the rest of the house closed it still seeps in everywhere............
this one is probably the second worst one I think............
we've had dust storms from every directions now during the drought......
Catch you later........
Chookyblue..........

Saturday, 16 March 2019

dust stoms.........

We've had more dust storms /dust blowing days then I care the think about especially over the last 6 months.........this one was from January.....
We had one in Dec that day turned to night almost and i'll try and find that video........they look like you can see further better then what is actually reality......
they won't stop until it rains properly.........
Catch you later........
Chookyblue........

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Blog fix......

Its ok I am alive.........other then I quick thanks at christmas my last post was early December...........I did say life was a struggle............its only now looking back I realise how bad it was then......at the time I posted last I was on leave.......it had been pre-planned as I was getting exhausted but as it turns out I never went back.......just before that leave started I quit that job and thankfully was offered another one all at the same time.......so much happier at work.....while still the same sort of work as in admin area its a completely different field of work......completely different clientele.....while I loved the job I did it was not a good workplace for my mental health........
it resulted in days of doing nothing on my leave from mental and physical exhaustion....guilt of quitting a good job as I worked very well with my boss..........a day almost completely in tears and my rock bottom then slowly coming back from that.........
But I am enjoying the challenge of learning my new job, there is more travel involved so adjusting to that but its helping me to learn the job also......
I'm sure your sick of hearing about the drought but it still goes on and as my friend in the US who shall remaining nameless but thankfully persists on emailing me (which I am very grateful for) said we are with you........so next post will be another farm post........one day I will get back to sewing but for now there is no time.............
recently i've had some issues which I think are from physical fatigue........drought if you have livestock like we do is daily or in our case twice daily feeding.......I have been bucketing feed to weaners since June/July...........we are into our third year of feeding stock.......for those not in Australia there is a massive area in drought of some form.........
this is just NSW the state I live in but others states especially Queensland have big issues also.............I'm in the dark brown area which is the worst but currently 100% of NSW is in drought of some sort.....(I don't entirely agree with the how the data reflects on this map but I am currently working with the DPI to try and make this more ground truthed).....some towns especially out west are running out of water.......we are very lucky with water supply at present.......
Its a matter of keeping an eye on your little community and they on you.....thankfully we don't all have a really bad day at the same time but we keep each other going......
But today I was away for work and got to catch up at an early breakfast with some of my blog buddies.......who don't blog any more........We took this pic especially for Diddles another blog buddy.........
Ali is safe as she is just a lurker but Kate and Suze are a million times worse then me but hey its how I met them and Ali and they are great friends........so good to have a blog buddies fix.........I need to get with the tribe and the magic of that gathering..........its ok scrub stitching is coming soon............
I apologize for not responding to some emails...........yes not my usual old style but i'm tired and not on my laptop as much where its easier to write replies.......
also struggle to think what to write back.........I will get past this....
thankyou
Catch you later.....
Chookyblue.....