Sunday, June 30, 2013

June Day 22

A frosty landscape this morning.
See you tomorrow,

Saturday, June 29, 2013

June Day 27

My weakness
Say no more...
(Only 1 block of chocolate was harmed in the taking of this picture).
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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

June Day 25

This year's fruit - and next year's!
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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

June Days 23 - 24

Black and White
When you are a dog, Love and Companionship are pretty closely related.
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Saturday, June 22, 2013

June Day 21

Micro (up close)
Ok... so who spilt the sugar?
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Friday, June 21, 2013

June Day 20

When the water is where it usually isn't, there are lots of interesting things to see and smell.
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Thursday, June 20, 2013

June Day 19

Signs of winter..wild winds and the power is out.
A tad chilly too.
[Cold tea tonight; the real tea was still cooking when the power went LOL]
See you tomorrow,

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

June Day 17

I hope this is it, ladies! I'm with Sharon, a technique I would like to explore some more :-)
See you tomorrow,

Monday, June 17, 2013

June Days 11-13-14-16

Yaay the sun came out - photo time!
Reminds me of Childhood
Sally. She's had a long hard life :-)
She was my main doll of childhood and loved by my children as well.
Someone I Love
Cheating I know. I obviously did not take this photo.
Scratching for a photo for this topic today.
Out to tea with my girls on the 10th.
Mason jar/Jelly jar
So much fruit is in the freezer, but this lot made it into jars!
See you tomorrow,

June Day 15

(oops out of order)

Still trying to capture the elusive fantail photo.
However, this one made a good action shot!
See you tomorrow,

Saturday, June 15, 2013

June Day 10

I've shown you the dogs, cats, chooks, cows, horses, sheep and pig.
Here is the Bull.
Rising 2 year old Angus.
After being away for a few days, I will try and catch up tomorrow!!
See you tomorrow,

Monday, June 10, 2013

June Day 9

Fresh Fruit
Cant get much fresher than this!!
See you tomorrow,

Sunday, June 9, 2013

June Days 7 and 8

Attempting to catch up with my days - 
High Angle
Very interesting trying to find a photo and I finally managed this one.
Standing on the bridge throwing rocks into the water.
Low Angle
Just because.
Too busy down the farm throwing rocks into the river; wasn't up on the deck at the house to capture the sunset.
This will do though.
The sunset setting on the camera really helps to highlight the red light.
See you tomorrow,

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Farm photos

....interrupting the June series....
(Day 6 is the post prior to this!)

I had my camera with me when we took the cows 'out the back' the other day.
This is an area of land bordered by river and bush and quite inaccessible except via the track we use. It was cleared inadvertedly years ago by a fire that got out of control, and has been 'attached' to the main farm ever since.
Doniene and Mike, and anyone else, I thought you may be interested to see them :-)
The 90 cows we were able to keep milking during the drought are about to start their annual 3 km walk...
(The rest of the herd are grazing on other properties around the place).

....Crossing the road....
Weekends are a good time to put the herd across the road as there is little traffic.

..starting the trek up the first hill...
These paddocks are grazed during the milking season as they are relatively close to the cowshed.

No fences needed on the track as the bush is quite dense on both sides.
(The track can get quite muddy at times - click here!)
Ahh here at last. We need a feed after all that exercise!
Same mob of cows - looking the opposite way, and showing the lay of the land.

Then it was off to shift the calves. They are pretty happy too.
The calves are about 9-10 months old now.
Looking from the centre track back down at the calves.
The centre track is like a spine with the paddocks falling away down to the river/bush on the sides and the bottom.

No power out there so we use petrol to run the waterpump and have solar panels to run the electric fencing system.
This dam is one of 3. During the drought the main dam got a bit low so we switched to this one, and haven't changed back yet.
(Previous photo was taken from the top right of this picture, looking down over this dam.)
 Thanks for reading along :-) Congratulations to you non-farmy people who got to the end.
I'll be back with Day 7 tomorrow!

June Day 6

Ohh too many choices!
Do I bake healthy or do I bake for my sweet tooth?!
[Obviously quilting books aren't the only ones I collect!]
See you tomorrow,

Friday, June 7, 2013

June Day 5

Breakfast Today
This is my standard, most favourite breakfast; fresh fruit, yoghurt and a nut mix.
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Thursday, June 6, 2013

June Day 4

I took this about 7 am in case there weren't many clouds today. Luckily I did, as I didn't see many more!
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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

June Day 3

Just me and him at home tonight and him not being particularly co-operative!!
Battered Farmer's Hands!
See you tomorrow,

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

June Day 2

My Favourite Shoes
Current favourites; worn every day on my holiday and didn't miss a beat!
(First pair of coloured shoes for years and I love them!)
Don't forget to visit Sharon and Rachel too!
See you tomorrow,

Monday, June 3, 2013


I had a great time with this 365 day blog (May 1st 2012 to April 30th 2013 (approx). I thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of taking the photos - trying to keep my photos relatively fresh and seeing those wow moments in each day - and making the not-so-wow moments interesting and photographable :-)
So when two of my 365-day buddies recently started another photography project, I thought "Why not jump in too!"
For the month of June (OK I'm a little late!) a photo a day from a predetermined list (found here).
First up is a self portrait...oh dear.... Sharon and Rachel have shown beautiful mirror photos but mine is an arm's length sort of photo while doing stock work.
I had just got the giggles at myself after taking goofy-face photos!
Feel free to join us in this adventure :-)
See you tomorrow,