Saturday, 24 December 2022


my goodness! another year has got away from us again! 

still pottering on with knitting, still got the Easy Cable socks going, am on to the 2nd one at least.

have another baby chicken hatch out (only one) bit of a mix up with the mums but one did take on the mothering duties thankfully.

have got the frame work & shade cloth up for my car port;

raised my old garden bed & slowly getting it filled, have managed to plant some fruit trees out finally.

the pony was taken away to be broken in & has found himself a new owner, they both seem happy.

made new front gardens & slowly getting them filled & fighting with a scrub turkey who likes to dig out my small plants.

well, I'd better get off my butt & start getting ready for our xmas, have all 3 kids coming up along with their partners on Boxing day for lunch; my DD1 is staying for about a week.

have a very merry xmas & a safe & happy new year

thanx for visiting

Wednesday, 10 February 2021


what a mad year it was in 2020, our markets closed early in March & we watched the world sink itself. what a mess.

it's now 2021 & hopefully a better year for all, some of us are still in lockdown around the globe as the virus takes on new mutations, wonderful! 

happy to say i've stayed reasonably healthy but then i don't travel anywhere

our markets hopefully start up at the end of the month, last sunday in Feb. YAY

we are still debating whether to do weekly , fortnightly or monthly, will let you know


not a lot has been done, have more problems with my hands which seemed to have settled down slightly, finished my Hermione Everyday socks & wearing them, finished my sons jumper too & am trying to work out how to make fingerless gloves for that's what he has asked for, have tried twice now but keep getting the fingers wrong. 

also finally started my BWM cardigan, not much though before the summer heat hit & also found a lovely pattern for my jumper, will show photos next blog. 

started more socks, currently have Easy Cable socks by Winwick Mum (on my side bar, she has lots of tutorials for socks) on the go in BWMs multisock yarn Lagoon & 2 others on the go to keep it all interesting

on the home front i had several disasters last year, not life threatening but close hah

septic sludge pit totally died so the water was backing up & flooding my laundry, termites in the toilet door frame/jam, both of these have been sorted except for toilet door needs work, the front door is collapsing as well.

life is full of little & large journeys/surprises to keep us on our toes, front door is still waiting to be looked at. 


baby chickens! they are so adorable! my DD1 & her BF incubated a few eggs (5doz @) not sure if i'll go that way again, all up we only got 20 that hatched; 4 out of the first lot, they came here end of November & 15 from the 2nd lot; 1st batch were a mixed & the 2nd were Buff Orpingtons & Silver & Gold Lace Wyandots, only got one gold; hopefully we get mostly hens; already lost one of the babies, it just disappeared over night, am guessing maybe small snake.

they are all quite big now & the 1st lot should be ready to lay eggs soon, can't wait.

DD1s BF also has a young horse that will be coming here too, he is just putting up a fence...

well, will quit here 

hope everyone is keeping safe

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Friday, 20 December 2019


hope everyone has a very safe holiday xxx

thanx for sticking around to read my little blog occasionally, see you all in 2020

thanx for visiting 

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

a little help from our friends ...

g'day there folks

sorry haven't been around much, still trying to catch up with my knitting 

thought you all might like to follow along with The Blue Birds Are Nesting series 

How to beat rising prices like Nana did.


thanx for visiting

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

are we prepared enough?

g'day folks

sorry i've not been here, i still read most of your blogs though & here is one i thought i might share, Patsi from a working pantry has a lot of good information covering many areas of simple living; 
here she is having a class about being prepared when disaster strikes 

so you think you're prepared?

hope everyone is safe & well in your part of the world

thanx for visiting 

Thursday, 20 December 2018

a little sadness


i just finished sprinkling snap dragon seeds on top of a little grave, B.J.s grave, who died Wednesday 19th December 1:30pm almost 17 years old, a little gray tortoiseshell with attitude, her last 2yrs with dementia.

R.I.P. little one @2003 - 19-12-2018

Friday, 9 November 2018

just dropping in


it's been awhile

as i've said in earlier posts, i'm not much of a writer ...

been madly knitting & trying to finish a commissioned cardigan; finished the fronts only to find the pattern for the larger size isn't large at all, well, that put a damper on my knitting... so i have to make side panels to fit into it, no biggy. I hope...
the lady i am knitting for is quite big, it's my 1st attempt at a large garment, we're getting there...

on the home front, Miss Poppet is settling in nicely, non of the other 2 are friendly with her yet, it's been a year, come on! all in good time i guess.

not much is happening out in my poor dry gardens as i'm too busy knitting lol. 

i did get a fence up between the neighbour & i, progress! now to come up with another few 1000 to get the rest of it done... $$$$$$$$$$$ am determined 

well that's it for now, just letting everyone know i'm still here 

hope everyone is well, happy & safe in your neck of the world

thanx for visiting