Saturday, May 21, 2016


There appears to be a glitch in my system. I'm working on it.

I think I have sorted it. Just had to revert everything to drafts and then republish. well I think it worked.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Five on Friday

Last time I posted I was going to be posting a Five on Friday but, I have missed a week. I came unstuck this week. A doozy of a migraine has had me keeping a low profile for a good few days. I'm not sure where it came from but I have an inkling that I may have been stressing a little too much about something and my mind needed a rest.

So here I am on Friday linking up with Amy and posting five pictures from this week.

A simple morning tea on Sunday. My parents visited and for a change, I didn't go over the top with baking. Just a simple date slice which was rather delicious. 

Big sky country it's called and it really is. Up on the tablelands and totally lovely. Quite a lot drier than home and not much feed in the paddocks but beautiful nonetheless.

Thunderbolt's Rock near Uralla. Right in the middle of nowhere and a nice place to stop and even do a little geocaching if you are into that.

I love to walk, hike, stroll whatever. As long as it is outside and there is something pleasant to look at. I like rotundas and statues and plants and little footbridges too. I'm really looking forward to walking in the UK.

Further to my love of being in nature, I like fungi. In my working life I dealt with clinical mycology but it is not of much use to me now to know all about that. I am still very much a scientist at heart and like to look at the natural world from that point of view as well as just enjoying the beauty and wonder.


Thursday, May 5, 2016

The Farm

I just realised I haven't posted much about the farm lately. What's been happening, how things are growing and such. It's all good. Maybe that's why I haven't felt a need to say too much. Rainy days here and there means we have grass to feed the animals. Not as much as I would like but I don't think I have ever known there to be too much.

I had a good walk around on Tuesday and there are a few odd jobs to keep me occupied. Weeds to remove- mullein, blackberries, bracken. Odd bits of wire to pick up and recycle- it surfaces now and then like a messy glimpse at past fencing. Rocks and sticks to pile up or something.

I also want to fence off an acre or so for growing more vegetables. Maybe grains for our own consumption too.

Maybe some sitting by the creek too. That's always good for the mind and spirit. No paddling. That water is fresh from the spring up the top of the street and it is freezing no matter what time of year.

The sheep are looking good including the older ewes. They live the life I tell you. They eat, they sleep, they have some nice real estate with lovely views too.

No harder to be a Highland cow here  either. This mob spends there days by the creek and are lazy as can be. They will come running if there is the slightest hint that there is hay or something tasty on offer. I guess if you have four 'stomachs' then it's a safe guess that food is never far from your mind. And these beasties are not timid at all and can be quite friendly which can be intimidating. Maybe I should put up a warning sign.

The garden is doing well now that the heat has abated (thank goodness). I'm holding off from planting too much at the moment. I didn't even go to my favourite natives nursery yesterday when I was visiting Armidale. It would be too tempting and I just can't plant until I come home from The Trip. Plant and seed buying is my vice. Had to be content with walking, geocaching, sight seeing and a visit to the Goldfish Bowl (yum).

Tomorrow is Friday Night with Friends so I will hopefully be crafting something because I have signed up. It's also Five on Friday if you want to play along.

Bye for now