Sunday, 5 July 2015

Woops what a day!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well the day went very pear shaped............
this is near were I was bogged and the cattle coming along.........
so much water still in some spots in the paddocks..............
The cows passing the Subaru ute.........
even they were bogging down in the mud passing the ute............woops............

So a quick try with the bike at pulling the ute out and not even a slit budge it was decided to worry about getting the cows in and sort the ute later...........
While the boys stayed on the bike I walked along behind the cows.........
atleast 2km so a good walk for me..........
found some gum blossoms............
lucky I found a narrow spot and a log in the creek to cross it............. cross a few water courses..........
lovely gums..........

a pretty paper daisy..........
a few more dramas later we arrived at the yards boys on foot also.............that's another story...........by this stage Boy Wonder had to run/walk another 2kms to get a vehicle from the house..................we'd wasted so much time it was lunch time.........

after lunch Boy Wonder took a different bike down.......he parked it in the marshmallow grass...it is so tall at the moment...........
A neighbor came to visit and offered to help so we had 2 x 4wheeler motor bikes and heaps of long chains/ropes to get to harder ground to pull the ute out..........
the only way out was going backwards..........being pulled by the bikes...........
the ground is almost like soup once you  break the top.......
I was pushing until they got going..............and then got stuck again.........
it was so hard........I was so bogged in the mud myself...........lucky I had my gumboots on.......it took us about an hour to get it out...........really I was picturing myself covered in splatting mud or falling face first into the mud/slop............

thankfully the cows behaved and we got them done and back to their paddock just  before dark.........
every joint is aching from pushing the ute, my big walk across boggy paddocks, doing the cattle work.................lucky i put the slow cooker on at lunch time.........
in years to come this will be a hilarious story of my day to tell - you got the short version but it wasn't funny at the time......
another mob to do in the morning but I will NOT be doing any mustering.........i'll just meet Mr Chooky at the yards..........
I was feeling very exhausted and down about my day and got a text to make my day.................OMG I am so excited............i'll share that wonderful news tomorrow..........well hopefully tomorrow.........
One of Boy Wonders mates/family friends left today and the other mate goes home tomorrow..........and Fairy Girl has finally got her friends organised and she has 3 coming tomorrow night...........Oh well what are school holidays for if not for catching up with friends...............
just more sheets to wash.......people to feed...........
Catch you later
Chookyblue

Woops bogged...

Not a good start to the days cattle work .... Lol 
Haven't been bogged for years...... Oh that's right it's been years since it has been this wet.......
Have to wait for Boy Wonder and mate to rescue me.....
Chookyblue

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Cherry Pie treats......

Well the weight loss version - Cherry Pie Designs.............this should have been posted way back in May oh well...........you may see a couple more catch up posts..........
love the little mix packs...........
Finally I got my star finished a few weeks back...........
my first completely hand pieced block............
it's a new block design from Carol @ Cherry Pie Designs..........the centre is a scrap of her fabric too so a bit special since it is her design..........
Anyway must go..........
yesterday hand piecing block turned out funny  as I went to the blog this morning the plain piece of fabric is pink in the pic.......it should be white............woops.........I was trying to hurry posting from the car..........
hope your having a good weekend...........
I missed getting pics doing cattle work yesterday............my phone was dying power wise.........but lets just say it was freezing by the time we got the cattle back into the paddocks felt like 5deg.......the cattle were all blowing steam.........
When I came out to the Chookshed early this morning it was zero deg..............
I didn't hang around.........back into the fire........
Catch you later............
Chookyblue........

Friday, 3 July 2015

Filling in time......

Waiting for the crew to muster the cows....... Filling in time with some hand piecing......
Catch you later......
Chookyblue.......

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Chilly chookshed.....

It was very chilly when i got out to the Chookshed this morning at about 11am just 8degC even with the sun shining in ..........winter sure is here..........
only got to about 11degC today which is pretty cold for me and a very chilly wind from the south all day............
some of your in the northern hemisphere are toasting in the heat........
Boy Wonder has a couple of mates visiting at the moment........
Made some Anzacs and Choc Chips biscuits today...........even tried freezing some of the dough like Cath@Home tried as my biscuit mix was very similiar..........
will defrost later in the week and make them up.........
stay warm or cool whatever you need to do.........
Catch you later..........
Chookyblue..........