Monday, 24 July 2017

Special day.....

the day started well before daylight..........
fed Moo and Baa in the dark.......
headed off bright and early and boy was it crisp and cold.........
I love catching the morning light as it changes.......
woops fell asleep writing the post last night so back again now this morning........

Looks like a bank of cloud on the horizon but it is just an illusion...........
today was a big day...........the inlaws have sold and this was the final muster of their property.............
it's pretty much all been done by Mr Chooky and Boy Wonder...........
Mr Chookys dad has not been back since he left 6 months ago..........he has not been well.........
I can't wait to get our life back to normal it's been a long time with the boys carting gear from one property to another........and with feeding so constant here there has been no time to rest and have a weekend off......everyone is tired and in need of a break.............I've made a list now and will start crossing it off........It should have been finished last week but not quiet done yet.........
I was happy to be mustering in the ute instead of the bike as it was freezing...........
I started off the day singlet, skivvy, jumper, coat, gloves............working during the middle  of the day I did get down to the singlet it was still and the sun felt warm.............but by the time we got home I had everything but the coat back on...........and it was dark.......
BBQ lunch..........
Boy Wonder and Ruger having a sleep..........
I was carting some cattle to another property.......
first load I found some baby emu's with their Dad.........
Dad's raise emu babies............this one has 6.........
look close on the ground just in front of the emu..........
We kept this cow aside as she look like she was about to calve........
and calve she did..........Twins...........bonus........
These babies should be coming home to be hand raised today and Mum needs to be put down..........one was quite weak so hope they survived the night........We left them with her to get some colostrum...........colostrum is like magic medicine...........sets them up for life..........
Second load to the other property I found a major water leak..........these cows were having fun playing in it..........up to there knees in slushy mud...........
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Oh and we brought two calves home in the ute last night too.........one just a few days old.......a boy............got to think of a name............the other maybe a month........if we had green grass I would just let it go into the paddocks but since we don't I will get some grain and pellets for it..........it can stay in special care for awhile...........it's a bit wild too so needs to settle down........it can hang  with the babies they will help it quieten down...........
ok off to regular office hours today.........
bye.......
Catch you later....
Chookyblue.....

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Filler update......

I have been working on some of the cream banks at work in breaks............also adding the 2 x 1in blue squares..........I had run out of blues 
Anyway it was time to put them to use and make some fillers...............
the 4 fillers on the right were 1/2 done..........they are finished now bar 1x 1inch sqaure...........
Another 5 are 1/2 done and 2 are 1/4 done.............
now back to the cutting and gluing stage to prepare some more to sew............
Catch you later......
Chookyblue.....

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Meet the next newest family member.....

This is Moo and she came just after I shared the pic of Baa (who now has a name)..........maybe she was a twin or just had a neglectful mother....
Moo is a girl and Baa is a boy.
Fed them tonight with Boy Wonder we did one reach.... then went to put out lick blocks (think of it as a vitamin/mineral boost for the sheep essential when very very dry) and check dams which are getting very low with muddy edges.....had another couple of sheep stuck in the mud...... One dead one alive...... Boy Wonder got the one that was alive..... The dead one I dragged up the dam bank..... Was not really in farm work clothes still my nice town work clothes... The things you end up doing... I was only supposed to be driving.....Oh well jobs are done..... Now to find a frozen meal or 3 for dinner....
I always freeze extras for this purpose......
Catch you later....
Chookyblue.....

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Make it Blue.........

Lets get one of many Quilt show posts up..............
The Birdhouse is an essential stop at the quilt show.........
Nice to see Nat...........as always her stand looked amazing.........
I was eyeing off this gorgeous quilt asking Nat where it came from...........
how had I missed it...........
well it is out of her brand new hot off the press book hence why I had not seen it...........the book was an instant purchase...........
thinking this could be the SAL for 2018.........
what do you think about that?????
Look at all these gorgeous little projects also in the book..........
A-Z sampler bag, gorgeous cushion and a hexie quilt..........
This quilt is the 3rd one in the book......
this was so pretty in real life........
blue heaven..........you know how much I love blue..........
Fairy Girl eyed off this quilt.............
I think the deal is I have to make it for her.............hhhmmm.........
I do really like it too so was happy to get the pattern.........
Anyway that's post one of a few as I have heaps to share............
Better late then never.........
Catch you later.......
Chookyblue.........

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Lucy Inspiration............

 Need some inspiration to keep working on your Lucy Boston quilt...........
Check this one out.............and it's going to be raffled...........
OMG wished I could win it..........
I want to get mine finished ASAP....
Catch you later.......
Cookyblue..........