Friday, October 19, 2012

Do they have a death wish?

Perfect, sunny spring day and the animals are making the most of it. Maybe too much of it::

I hope this doesn't end in tears.

Friday, August 31, 2012


I am still feeling a little overwhelmed with pleasure by the bounty of having chickens in the back yard. They are so cute and lovable, and the eggs.....words cannot do them justice :-)

Double yolker again.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Which came first? A tale of 2 chicks.

I wanted some chickens...
I sent my minions out into the world.

evidence that if you want something badly enough, someone will provide!
I was happy :-)

Babs (the small Pekin) and Woosywoo settled into their new home (after it was made clear to me that they could no longer live in the house). 
The girls grew and we put a second story on the chick house.

Free rangin'

They started to say 'Thanks for giving us a home'.
Backyard farm goodness.
the first 3 eggs Woosywoo laid were double yolkers. What a girl!
Yum :-)

We love our chickens <3

Monday, August 20, 2012

Some shelves of my life...

A recent visitor to my house commented that 'nothing matches'. I had to acknowledge that this was true, indeed that things matching hasn't been a guiding principle when building my environment.

I have come to realise over time that I am attracted to objects from the late 1970s and early 80s. I am not sure where this comes from, except that I was a young adult at that time and at the first time in my life had some control over and interest in the things I lived with.  There are also some aspects of living itself that has not changed since the 70s. For instance I have never used tea bags, always leaves and a pot.
Many of the items in these pictures have been sourced in 'op' shops! Best way to shop :-)


The pottery container actually harks from the 50s in England, it originally contained marmalade.

These really are my cups and glasses! There is no other cupboard with a neater, more orderly store of  this stuff.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

A short walk in the Majura Bush

On Sunday Danz and I went for a bush walk at Mt Majura. Wikipedia describes Mt Majura as 'a small mountain located in Canberra'. It is 888 metres high and is part of the Canberra Nature Park. It is a popular place for walkers, with and without dogs and for mountain bicyclists (eek!).

It was a perfect day for a walk, shifting clouds, cool and some sun shining through. The walk we attempted to take is the second walk in '30 Family Bushwalks in and around Canberra' by Graeme Barrow (4th Edition). This is a terrific little book, though some of the tracks he describes have changed a bit since the book was published in 2002. 

Here are some pics of the walk :-)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Is it already spring on the south coast?

I spent the last couple of days at Huskisson on the South Coast. It was warm, sunny and still. Absolutely perfect spring weather. Beach, good coffee, dolphins......not bad, not bad at all.

How perfect is this?

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

My sister's house

This is my sister Dianne,

and these are pictures of her home.

You can tell that she is an interesting, creative and lovely person can't you? She is.