A late night last night and a sleep in this morning - really don't have the energy to do anything I should be doing today so I have been wandering around outside. A horrible 42deg here yesterday with a hot wind - depressing weather - today is a cool 24deg and no wind! rain predicted for late this afternoon and boy do we need it. Our irrigation quotas are reduced and as we have only a small amount to play with at full supply the garden watering has been cut back. But on my wanders I have found the old faithfuls are still flowering and a few surprises!
I can always count on the roses to brighten my day - even when they are at their flowering end they are still beautiful!
It is Mulberry season - nearly to the end - picking this afternoon to make some Jam. Corn is growing well, the new fruit trees are surviving well ( a couple of the 8 new ones) and tomatoes on the plants!
It is dry - the paddock above was lush and green with a mix of feeds 6 weeks ago. The feeder is for feeding my sons horses twice a day.
These fellas are very busy - usually a sure sign of rain - we have had a couple of light sprinkles - hope the forecast is correct for 40 points later this afternoon.
This will grow anywhere though no matter how dry - it is on the banks of a supply channel so it has had a couple of good soakings when the Lucerne is being watered.
Bella peering out from underneath mum's kennel - best to check what is going on before venturing out.
Bella, Whiskey, Jim and Bob - my eldest son's working dog's litter. I am very partial to Whisky (I do go for the more unusual looking animals). The father is a German Coolie (one of my favourite working dogs) hence the multi colours.
Feed time is exhausting. Mum is not a good feeder (excels in everything else a mother does) so we have been feeding them everyday.
My all time favourite friend at the moment - Kinky (he has a kink in his tail). Another one of my sons working dogs but he gets so excited when I am outside near him and is so affectionate to me that I would break the rule of 'no male dogs' for him!! below him is Adam's other litter - these are some sort of cross that he uses for hunting. Of course my favourite one is the multi coloured!!! (I don't like brown or black horses either!!! multi coloured, palamino, dunns etc are).
Nothing gets thrown out on this place!! The old stoker is down the driveway - that is ok because I am slowly getting the old stuff lined up down the drive and planting bottle brushes behind them - a feature of sorts). The same with the old chaff cutter. The 3 tier stand is storing... you guessed it - keep that it might come in handy - it would look much better in my garden with plants on it!!!
More of - keep it just in case - the old Fiat sat just there for 5 years while they worked on it - they used it for a couple of months and parked it back there because something isn't working - guess another five years might see it fixed!! two views of some of the 'keep it just in case' behind the hay shed. And the next picture tells it's own story. Weeds and roly poly growing up through it - it will be hiding in a couple of years!!!lol
What else do you do on a lazy cool morning - sleep of course. Lady is well retired and the matriarch of the place. Libby is just very fat and lazy!! Just a snap of across the paddock nearest to me - Lucerne growing for the second cut and the remaining bales of the first cut to be picked up.
More junk - but see those darker small spots - RAINDROPS!!! And see the circular ripples on the dam - RAINDROPS. Then it went away!! maybe it will come back as they are saying!!
No sewing or craft to show - what I have been able to get done is all secret! getting very excited for next weekend - I so need a great weekend away and the Bathurst Bloggers Meet is shaping up to be a fabulous weekend of fun, laughs, eating and drinking and laughing and shopping and the list goes on!! this afternoon is shaping up to be lazy also - maybe a little bit of sewing!
have a great weekend!!