Saturday, 15 November 2014


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!!



  1. was bad here yesterday and worse today...............43 and winds............
    farms always have "stuff" you just have to just never know when you need it......................

  2. It's been great joining you on your walk. The pups are lovely. So hard not to pick a favourite. Mick has been getting rid of a lot of his "just in case" rusty stuff before we move back into town. I can't believe how ruthless he has been. I'm not being ruthless with my craft stuff. It is getting boxed up to deal with later. Fortunately, we only got up to 37 here. We have had a couple of sprinkles of rain, but it is just teasing. 3 weeks ago our yard looked lovely and green. Now it is all brown and crunchy under foot. What a difference those hot, dry winds make. Hopefully tomorrow will be cooler, although I think it will be up in the 30s when you visit next weekend. I'm so looking forward to meeting you.

  3. I enjoyed the trip around your place this morning with all the blooming and green things and the sweet pups. It was below freezing when I woke up here this morning!

  4. I enjoyed the tour too. Those pups are just gorgeous. What a pity I can't send you some of the rain we have. It's been pouring all night and has only just stopped (for the moment) now!

  5. I loved your photographic tour and like you I tend towards the more colourful animals. With calico cats and my Millie (Jack Russell) and a Coolie in the kennels too :)
    I really do hope that promise of rain came through for you xx

  6. Fingers crossed for cooler weather. I know those 42 C temps are pretty harsh. The dogs have the
    right idea......laying around. lol. Thanks for sharing the pics, they're great. Love the puppies, they're
    Cheers, Anita.

  7. How wonderful to be able to wander around your property and see the pleasing things in life such as beautiful animal friends and plants. I hope you get the rain you need soon. We had heavy rain most of last night with predictions of more today but it stopped. We got a bit of a soaking but it probably only hit the surface really. I suppose our water tank has been replenished a little. Have a wonderful time next weekend. Hugs.

  8. Hi Kerrie...............hope you got your rain and some cooler weather. The heat moved up this way with the last few days being 40+....phew, too hot, too soon. The puppies are all gorgeous, but I tend to go for the unusual ones too. What breed/s is Kinky......he looks just like my girl, who has a border collie dad.......from the neck down she is all border collier, and her mum was a cattle dog/kelpie cross........her face is just like your boys.

  9. Hi Kerrie sorry i had missed this post i enjoyed my visit to your place,the puppies are so cute.xx

  10. Such a lovely place to call home! And just look at those pups!!! They are adorable!!! And your roses are stunning friend! Nicole

  11. This was so much fun taking a wander around the place with you Kerry :) I love the idea of lining the drive with old machinery. There's a farm a bit north of us that had about 10 old tractors welded onto posts all up their drive!! It had been like that for years, but of course the one day I go up specifically to take a photo ... they were gone! So disappointed, they looked really cool. Little Bella looks adorable, and Whiskey looks just like my dog did when he was a puppy (Australian Shepherd). I like the merles and roans too (we used to have a strawberry roan Appaloosa when I was a kid). Your dry, cracked ground makes it look really hot ... we're getting some flurries now and hovering around the 0C mark. chilly Enjoy your day, and have fun making the surprises! Wendy x


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