June 6, 2009 at 11:46 pm #395640
Thanks Chezza, sounds like you will have a fun weekend celabrating:tup:June 7, 2009 at 3:59 am #395641
Just spent a couple of hours in the garden, planted some new rainbow chard and given everything a bit of a feed.
From now on I am ‘off duty” -books and movies allowed but not work!
We have plenty of leftovers for tea tonight.June 7, 2009 at 5:59 am #395642
Bitsy day today. More layers of limewash, broke down and de-nailed the boards that came off the front of the fireplace (they will come in handy for something I am building at present), stripped paint off the window beading so I can finally put one of the windows back in place some time very soon, discovered my broadbeans are well above ground level and the pea seedlings are big enough to transplant (will wait until after the frosts forecast in the next few days), swept a chimney, cleared out all the fire places that were full of brick dust and rubble ready for the brickie when he arrives monday, stoveblacked the cast iron fire and fire dogs I have ready for the fireplaces being fixed next week and scrubbed the hearth the Bakers Oven is going to be placed on. I thought is was concrete but turns out (after a lot of elbow grease) that is a stone slab – how nice!!:D
Swept out a layer or three of dust from the house and now I have knocked off cos I got little sleep last night with the party going on over the back fence.June 7, 2009 at 7:29 am #395643
HG are you living in the house yet? Hope you are taking in pictures to show where you are at. I renovated once and thought the place was too ugly and wrecked to take pictures – boy did I regret that, as the place came up a real treat after all sorts of disasters and buckets of money being thrown at it. I wish I had before and after shots.June 7, 2009 at 7:55 am #395644
Hi Muster, no I am living in a caravan out the back. The house is not really fit to live in at present, and after the amount of dust we generated grinding mortar out from between bricks for repointing, its a good thing too!!:lol::lol: When I say I cleaned up today, I mainly did it with a shovel. The broom came along afterwards. The wheelbarrow is still inside:shy:June 7, 2009 at 9:16 am #395645
i knitted a supercute tea cosie! it was easy coz 8 ply knitted double so nice and quick (i’m not so good with long projects). also my chickens were very entertaining – two of them have just started laying for the first time and one of them lets everyone know when she is done laying very enthusiastically. also managed to do some of my PDC homework whilst having a sore throat and being paranoid about swine flu. hope everyone has a great long weekend! 🙂 (sorry to anyone that doesn’t get the day off)June 7, 2009 at 9:45 am #395646
Spent all day on the Dingo moving the soil to the new fruit grove. Boy am I knackered! Just need to do my blog then Im off to bed. Still have one more day of it before having a few days break… Read my blog if you wanted to know 😉
Looks like all had good weekend.
Cheers! :hug:June 7, 2009 at 11:26 am #395647
We have arrived back from the big smoke after a massive great family gtg yesterday for my DD’s 18th and several other birthdays (FIL 83, neice 22, nephew 25, BIL 40, grand neice 3). We had another party today with the family from neices husbands side for the grand neices 3rd.
Will just drink water for the rest of the week as I think we ate a weeks supply of food in 2 days:jawdrop:
Was so good to come home to safe chooks and geese – was a bit worried re dogs as they are snake eating size, but they were here looking very pleased to see us when we drove in
Had a stroll thru the veg garden and the potted plants then it was dark.
Had a quiet night watching movies – once the kids settled a bit
Was great to see everyone but now we need to charge our batteries before the BIG Party here on Sat.:p
RTB – well done with the sale. Remember to give us a yell if you need to afterwards – never to busy for a friend:hug:June 7, 2009 at 1:48 pm #395648
We took Kai to a little birthday party this afternoon,he had loads of fun running around with his friends,came home and made roast pumpkin soup for our dinner,cleaned out cupboard under the sink that was annoying me and made a loaf of bread and put it in the fridge……yes I know sounds silly but you mix it up and then cook it the next day,is yummy!!!June 7, 2009 at 8:29 pm #395649
Thank you RBT.
Sounds like a great party in the making Chezza! :wave:June 7, 2009 at 10:16 pm #395650
Enjoying my 5th and final day off work in style … Have spnt 5 days of guilt-free cross-stitch and television :shy: while drugged up on cold & flu tablets because got sick on Thursday :rip:. Think I needed the rest, otherwise I wouldn’t have got sick.
Am watching ‘Ausralia’ this moning then going to play wiht my new sewing machine ater this arvo. 😀June 8, 2009 at 12:43 am #395651
Thanks sewing lady…
I am making roast pumpkin soup… The jap pumpkin (which came from a vine that sprouted in the chook yard… :tup: ), rosemary branches and onions are baking as we speak… I was looking on the internet to see if i could add some cauliflower to the mix but decided to make an au gratin out of it…. Did see a couple of recipes that used a can of coconut cream though… so I might try that with a few chilli flakes…
Then I’m going to tidy up my sewing area, iron the uniforms :rip: and then sew the arvo away!!!
Hope you feel better soon H-man… Nothing worse then getting sick on holidays!!! :hug:June 8, 2009 at 2:18 am #395652
trying to stay sane !!!
still no water tank,termites need more treatment,still river water not fit for human consumption,have been waiting for filter,not suppose to be washing with it or showering :@,but have had to could not keep going back to the farm to do this,dd brings us clean spring water from her place
sewing room has to be emptied again :(,because they need to redo termite control
i am so sick of this,i went on strike till it is done 😀June 8, 2009 at 2:29 am #395653
Poor luvin! Those rotten termites! You sound like you need a break!
I am sewing today -need to practice my patchwork skills or the lady in the class will be cross with me.
I am also playing with my new breadmaker (free from SIL) :tup:
Then my lovely physio will make my neck better (hope so).June 8, 2009 at 5:53 am #395654
I have just made chicken and vegetable soup from the leftover chicken from yesterday and a stack of vegetables. Also made lemon cordial with a bucket of lemons straight from the tree. Now about to put pork spare ribs in hoi sin sauce in the oven. All this on & in the bakers oven so for the second day in a row I have avoided using the electric stove at all. Take that Origin. Mowed the groundsil patches and cleaned the day yards. Moved a standard rose which the horses have been ‘pruning’. Put 3 barrow loads of horse manure into the compost bin. I’m wondering whether it is ok to fill the Gedye bin with just manure.
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