Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
If it wasn't for my keep calm & carry on attitude I am sure you would have read about a mass chook massacre in SE QLD in the papers this morning.
Yesterday Arvo I planted out 6 dozen vegie seedlings. All healthy little babies of - Broccoli, Asian Greens, Lettuce, Beetroot & Spring Onions. After planting them all successfully I of course watered them, all the while sending them good energy that they may grow & thrive into yummy food for us.
Enter the chook family. Rodney Rooster & his girls. Well it ends here there is really nothing more to say, we all know the story from here. NO MORE SEEDLINGS.
Yep what they didn't eat they scratched 10ft across the yard. I mean it's not as if my vegie bed was easy to get to. They did have to travel about 3/4 acre & traverse 2, 5 foot wire fences. I think they need some lessons on being a chook. Why would you want to travel here when you can scratch around another couple of acres of paddocks, look for tasty morsels around a dam, have a good scratch around a stable yard and & pick up the horses dropped grain.
Needless to say the chooks will not be doing much free ranging anymore. Such a shame cause I do like to have them free range. I have never had a lot of hens like these ones. All the hens I have had in the past have always stayed down the back and never travelled. This lot of girls are into everything - in the house yard, in the neighbors, even around onto the footpath. My only saviour is they have just about come to the end of their laying career and I can ill afford with the price of grain now to keep hens that do not produce. Years ago we kept our hens forever we had some that were 7 and only laid 1 egg a week unfortunately now they have to go. I do not feed the cheap pellets or mash to the hens (who knows what they put in it) the hens get a grain mix. Just a mixed grain that has not been altered in anyway except to crack it.
So thats my post for today very disapppointing. Today you were to get a photo of my vegie babies now just a photo of Rodney Rooster in his nice natural habitat that he chooses not to free range in.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
When I was a young child probably about 5 or 6 my Mum bought home a giveaway, all white Kitten. I still remember him arriving as he was in the funniest cane basket that had a big lid. I remember lifting the lid and being very surprised there was a kitten in there. We named him Ben & Ben became a treasured childhood pet.
These are the things we found on our recent jaunt-
One Little enamel dish for 50cents.
Perfect dog dish for "Chloe Emma"
This cute little barrels 2 for a $1 that I have put toothpicks in.
They suit my Western Decor "Mighty Fine"
Do you go "Op Shopping"?? I would love to hear of your finds!!
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
AND the word for today is
Now this is a game we haven't played in a while and for all my new readers & followers I will explain.
I pick a word(Wednesday's Word) and you must leave me a comment with the meaning of the word, BUT here's the trick we are rewriting the English Dictionary so the meaning you leave in the comment section must be YOUR interpretation.
Then I do a follow up post with all your meanings. Some of the interpretations we have had in the past have been hilarious.
If you would like to see the "Wednesday's Words" we have done in the past please look at them here.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
The mountains around where she lives look beautiful. I have really enjoyed doing these posts and it is so nice to see other parts of the country from reading peoples posts that they have done.
If you would like to do a "Why I live where I live" post (so we can all enjoy & learn about other areas we may never see)please leave me a comment & I will link it to here.
Monday, March 16, 2009
Since doing my last post on "Where I live" others have shown an interest in doing a post on their area. Cathy from Cathy's Capers has already done hers so you can go visit her place here.
Friday, March 13, 2009
The small dots on the beach are the cars.
Heading down the beach to look for a good spot to set up camp.
The breathtaking view from up on top. If you look closely at the lowest
rock there are two people fishing.
This is a great place to do a spot of Whale watching.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
The biggest jelly fish I have ever seen
And just as the sun rises over the ocean I stumble upon the most precious find
2 little sea urchins.
Think I'll take this pair home and LOve'em to bits!!
Monday, March 9, 2009
Saturday, March 7, 2009
I am angry.......
AND for those of you that know me personally you will know it takes a lot to make me angry. I caught up with somebody that I hadn't seen for many years & you know how the conversation goes -What you up to these days??? Where are you living??? What are the kids doing??? Well that is when the problem started. I happened to mention my son had joined the defence force.
Well didn't that open a mine field.(This is what they said & what I WISHED I had of said but didn't)
It went like this-
I never knew you supported war......Like hello I DON'T!!!
I can't imagine why any mother would want their child to join the defences......
Ever thought my son might just be a well balanced, hard working young adult that can actually accept discipline.
(& can I please mention here that you just told me your son is on the dole and you regularly get told by him to Get F***** )Please bare in mind I trust my son to make his own career choices.
While I realize that the defences isn't for everybody. It is just as well somebodies sons/daughters do it or I guess Australia would be without an Army.
Oh and buy the way have you ever stopped to wonder why you and your friends are able to wave your no-war placards and not be shot down in the street, like you would be in some countries.
Lastly before you go to sleep tonight maybe you should think about- If Australia ever does become under threat. Would you and your family want to be protected by The Australian Defence Force or would you very kindly say thanks but no thanks I do not need your protection.
Please remember I haven't yet got Alzheimer's and I remember a time when you were caught in a natural disaster. My last question did you accept their help then????
Well I hope you at least said thank you.
I know you will never read this post and I probably wouldn't want you to anyway, but hey it sure made me feel better by writing it.
If you have got this far in the post of listening to my rant "sorry" but I have had this reaction before and I am tired of it. Please take the time to watch the video below even though it is on American soldiers it is quite applicable to our Aussie soldiers.
You will have to pause my playlist.