Thursday, 24 April 2014

easter catch up & instagram help????

I got to spend a delightful day with Lise The Chocolate Cat..............we got to go to the farmers markets, Spotlight sale and got some lunch to eat in a gorgeous garden..............spent the afternoon there sitting around talking and a bit of a wander around............I haven't seen Lise for a couple of years so it was a wonderful time together.........
The weather over Easter was glorious.............a nice quiet easter here.................

Instagram HELP!!!!!!
I know nothing about it I thought you used it to look at pictures................someone smaller in my house is hassling me about getting it............should I let her get it????
how do you chat to people in it???? (she tells me you can do this)
 Do you need to make private settings etc????
is it easy to do this????
Do you set it up with your proper name or like blogger whatever you want to use????
I goggled a couple of bits but it looks like it is tied up with facebook and you now what I think about that.............
HELP.................
ADDED whats the difference of pinterest also - it's for photos too isn't it?????
ok got to run just made a batch of scones for the woolshed..............been crutching ewes and shearing the lambs.........thank goodness I had to work in town and they will finish today so avoiding the shed except to deliver "smoko".......see if I get some pics to share.............
Chookyblue


Friday, 18 April 2014

sorry dory...........

So sorry Dory..............I thought I had brought barramundi at the shops..........but it was Dory instead...............
Good Friday is always fish and prawns etc......no meat............
we did the prawns on the BBQ for nibbles.........
the left sweet chilli sauce..............on the right lemon and garlic.............
Then we cooked the dory and had chips.............yummo............
OK must off to bed.......I have a big day tomorrow.......super exciting bloggy catch up.......can't tell you who yet but I am so excited.............I can't wait to give my buggy a huge HUG.............it's been quite some time since we caught up............
Have a great easter weekend....
Catch you later
Chookyblue

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

holiday fun.............

wow what a busy week it's been................"boy wonder" had some mates come to stay................2 arrived last Friday and they went home this morning..............2 others came and went over that time too..........it was so nice to see them interacting together......tell/showing each other how to do things better/differently in the cattle yards.........5 teenage boys in the house - most would say I am nuts but they were great.............not once ounce of trouble.........bonfires, camping in swags out in the paddock ......"boy wonder" is sound asleep at the moment..........a very long nanna nap...........
one day we had a big day of cattle work........took longer then planned so the last were unloaded off a truck just on dark..............
I looked up and thought of Leanne The Stitching Room..........so had to snap this one...............
(missed the lunar eclipse.....just the slightest glimpse last night as we had some cloud)
I love all these silhouettes of the western sky............
big sky country..............
this is the best of a bad bunch but considering it was just my phone in hand it's not too bad
Was trying to get the silhouette of the cattle as they jumped  off the truck...........
just about now was when I got a face/neck full of cow S&#%..........think face mask...........
the very next day we had some of the steers stuck in the dam............2 of the boys got in and got them out...........
the boys could stand on the silt layer with flat feet but the hoofs of the cattle were busting thru...........you can see the wet shorts of when the boys dropped through.............we hadn't got this dam desilted due to it drying up and not getting the tractors out there to do the job.............now it only has some water that has run in from the batters (sides)............hopefully the others drink more carefully...............
then the boys raced to the edge..............
And I have found a few moments to do some sewing prep work.........nearly all the hexies are glued and ready to start joining...............
Fairy Girl had a friend out.............now she has another..............it's a bit of a revolving door here.........I have to do a head count each meal to know how many I am feeding......
But I wouldn't have it any other way.........
Have a great Easter........got my fish and prawns for Good Friday............
busy in the wool shed next week (thank god I have to work in town 2 of the 3 days) so not sure when I will be back..........enjoy the holidays if you have some..............
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Calf update
 we lost both the last 2 calves we brought home..............one a few days ago the second one this morning............for some reason he decided to swimming fell into the dam getting a drink yesterday..........goodness knows how he got out but we blow dried him last night and tried to feed him but it was the final straw and he was just too weak and not drinking..............I think they were both to drought affected to drink properly..........
Goodnews - the blind calf (pink eye) can see a little bit more.....he hangs out with his buddy we feed him with.........all the other calves are cruising along...........fat little things.......I tell you there must be some good stuff in green grass.................it is so nice to see all the stock here fat and healthy...........
Catch you later
Chookyblue

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Wow.....the new cabins...........

Wow Kim and Heath sure did put some thought into the 2 new cabins they have created at Fossickers Tourist Park in Nundle.....they are the "hostest with the mostest"....I have been staying there for atleast the last 6 years several times a year.......for Girls Day in the Country and also my retreat weekend....slowly the cabins numbers have grown...........and this year they have excelled well beyond previous new cabin expectations.........we were the first to stay in them...........not actually available  for bookings until this month........but since I am running late with this post ring and book your weekend away now.............
Kim has enjoyed planning the decor for the cabins...........I am no good at describing styles but let me tell you she has done a fantastic job..........heaps of space.......I had to find out where the orange rug and pillow came from for one of the girls I shared with..........
just perfect for a girls sewing retreat weekend at Kerry's..........huge table area.......plenty of room
lovely big windows, excellent light for sewing of a night (not sure if this was a fluke or Kim thought of it)
plush sheets and towels, nice throws, lovely black cushions were added to our beds after I took this photo (below).............
The bedroom layout is 2 beds and an en suite on one end (above) and 2 beds and a bunk bed on the other end also with an ensuite (below)....if you are couples the singles can become king beds............
Kim and Heath - thankyou for a wonderful visit.......nothing is ever a problem.actually they go out of there way to assist...........
Yes I have booked the rooms for my retreat weekend later in the year..........I can't wait.............
Catch you later
Chookyblue

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Swaps, shopping, and prezzies............

The gorgeous Chez aka Dory gave all the girls on her table a little present..............

(right pic borrowed from Kerri)
On Friday night the bloggers had a swap..............I did 2 swaps.........I knew JoJo - Dzintras daughter wanted to join in so I did a swap between us.........it was fun getting a parcel together for her.........
This is what I got from JoJo............
The swap was the same as what we have done at the Bathurst Blog meets
Make it (handmade goodness)
Fake it (too busy so you buy a present)
Bake it (cooking etc)
I received from Shez..............she faked it but also made something..........bit of a mix......
a slice tray, cookie cutter and one of her wonderful hand towels
I had actually paid Kerry too much money for GDITC soI had some spending money and I got this jelly roll book I have been eyeing off for quite some time.............and a bit of Anni Downs fabric.............
guess who scored the left over lemon slice from Shez...............lucky me.........
some fabrics from a couple of besties..............thanks girls.........
This is a lovely parcel my friend Carole in the USA sent to me a little while ago...........but it's where all the troubles started with Kerri regarding the magazine......lol.......but thankfully a lady called Chris had a copy for her........thanks so much Chris...............
Catch you later
Chookyblue