Saturday, 18 February 2017

So much fun.....

What a wonderful day with the girl............
3 fruits and eggs???? does it cut it....delicious...........lemon meringe pie.........
Helen and Maria........
Me and Teresa..........
Nola, De and Michelle.........
Susan and Teresa...........
Michelle and me...........
delicious lunch...........
Anita, Juanita and Cheryl
the whole group............
Lynda, Marilyn and Maureen...........
Shopping lunch chatting..... Blog meets are always so much fun......
Thanks so much for meeting up girls......
Catch you later.......
Chookyblue......

Keeping the love of blogging alive

Friday, 17 February 2017

Road trip EPPing......

Got Lucy all over the back seat with me.....
Catch you later......
Chookyblue......

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

the journey.............

Life is a journey and you never know where it is going to take you..........
10 years ago on the 19th I started a journey..........
when I started the journey I didn't know where it was going to take me.........
who I was going to meet along the way........
the things I was going to do..........
the opportunities I was going to have along the way........
how long the journey was going to be.........
But the journey has gone on for 10 years.............
1800 posts (2 posts ago).............
and countless friendships around the globe......
posts made of sewing...........
blogmeets.....
SAL's......
quilt drives..... 
retreats.....
farming....
nature....
Chookshed birthday parties........
 but generally my crazy life.......
so.......
It's up to you...........
what are your memories of this crazy part of blogland where Chookyblue calls home.........

Catch you later.......
Chookyblue.........

Keeping the love of blogging alive

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Dust storm now.........

I went out to check the chooks and the sky to the west looked a bit funny............
that's because a dust storm was coming............
its been pretty ordinary for an hour or more now............and the wind has swung to the south but it is still strong and very dusty.............the temps are dropping though.........36 deg now............
Just before the dust hit  I took this pic..........hanging out in the sprinkler...........only about 10 varieties of birds in this photo........amazing......normally this would  never happen.......
Catch you later......
Chookyblue.......

Keeping the love of blogging alive

Hell.....



How could a day start so nice.................
sunrise was spectacular to the east............
and to the west the full or almost full moon was setting............
EDIT this shows the temp in the Chookshed this morning it was 48........
Its been over 41.9 since 9.30 this morning currently 46.4  ............ with the most terrible wind.............the poor birds in the garden are struggling once again.....yesterday was 45.4 but not windy like today just breezy.........
I have hundreds and hundreds of birds seeking refuge in the garden............
the garden is fried............lawn not too bad but everything else looking burnt.........
This is just some...........i have seen about 50 at once of magpies, 100 grass parrots...........so many birds all hanging out together and only the magpies don't play fair..............
Some of the other birds around Gulahs, Cockatoos, Crested Pigeons, Eastern Rosella, Mallee Ringnecks. Tawny Frog Mouth, Kookaburras, Sacred kingfished, Black faced Cockoo-shrike, Willie Wagtail, Yellow Rumped Thornbill, Noisy Minor, White Winged Choughs, Apostle Birds, Magpie Lark aka Peewee, Magpies, White faced Babbler, Grey Butcher Bird, Crows
Also a couple more I can't identify........

Don't tell me to stay cool as it is difficult in these temps............I keep going out to check my chooks and I have one little spray on for the birds in the garden and one in the chookyard for the chooks and more birds...............
It will cool soon hopefully but we have to make it thru catastrophic fire conditions for a few more hours before it cools down...............lets hope we have no more fires in NSW as crews are working in terrible conditions as it is and thinking of the farmers being burnt out near Leadville as we speak with the fire out of control and currently burn................
We have set a new February maximum temp record...........
Catch you later................
Chookyblue..............

Keeping the love of blogging alive

Monday, 6 February 2017

Feathered friends....

the chooks are feeling the heat ........
they pant........
and hold their wings out like birds when they get hot.......
poor things have been so hot for months now........
I went to collect the eggs and feed the cooks this afternoon and found a baby Black-Faced Cuckoo-Shrike........
there was a nest in the top of the gum tree in front of the shed........somehow it made it's way into the chook yard............and into a cage...........we got it out of the cage and managed to pick it up and take it out of the yard and put it into a low tree branch...............Mum was hanging around in higher trees and they were constantly calling back and forwards to each other...........

she fed the baby a few times............hopefully this one survives and it can sort of fly so hope it makes it thru........with the extreme heat and the nest almost in full sun all day it is a wonder it survived.........one baby was dead on the ground last week........not sure if it just fell or the heat was too much but atleast this one is still alive...........they nested on a different branch in the tree last year too..........
Clearly no sewing is happening at present with all these random farm/nature posts......but it is another part of my life I love...........
Catch you later......
Chookyblue......

Keeping the love of blogging alive.............

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Love the morning colours......

First light before sunrise the best time of the day.......
Catch you later......
Chookyblue......

Keeping the love of blogging alive

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Sizzling......

Woo baby it's hot out there............the next week is hell basically...........42-44 now til next Tues at least well that's all I can see the forecast for...........hooley dooley........it will be worse in other places...........I was really hanging out for Feb to arrive with cooler weather and it's going to be way worse............
my poor garden is fried already.......
once the temps are over 40 things get burnt.........no matter how much water some things just don't like it...........my poor aggies that aren't in shade are struggling........I thought they may just survive but with this week it could be the nail in the coffin so to speak.............
I know they grow like weeds in many places but not here.............
Back in November things were looking good.......they had all grown lots since then........the zucchini on the left of the pic had grown heaps and was producing well until the 43-44's a few weeks ago........
Now they are looking so sad.......some I have lost........others probably after this this week will also be gone......they just can't handle this extreme for so long........a day or 2 over 40 is bad but a week over 42 hell............the crepe mytles are flowering nice but also have some burnt leaves............and this is just one patch of the garden.........
I got some Lucy done on a car trip last week.........added the creams to the main block and got three fillers finished.......
my time is taken up with watering and walking in the morning.......but the mornings are closing in so now I have a little computer time until I can see daylight outside...........no street lights here so I have to wait until it is light......
working full time in town at present too...........
busy busy but all good.......

Catch you later.......
Chookyblue.......

Keeping the love of blogging alive