Tuesday, December 29, 2015

December 29th 2015

Pedal/Treadle Power
First ever block on my old girl :-)
See you next time,
Raewyn.

December 28th 2015

Visiting some gardens with Mum.
See you next time,
Raewyn.

December 26th 2015

Fish for tea (Snapper).
See you next time, 
Raewyn.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

December 25th 2015

Where's my golf ball gone?
Christmas morning.
Season's greetings ♥
See you next time,
Raewyn.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Monday, December 21, 2015

December 21st 2015

The Pohutakawa are flowering :-)
aka NZ Christmas tree.
see *here* or *here*
See you next time,
Raewyn.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

19th December 2015

Nature's recycling at her best.
Horse hair, Possum fluff, bark and moss.
See you next time,
Raewyn.

18th December 2015

Perfect colour (and timing) for Christmas!
See you next time,
 Raewyn.

17th December 2015

Enjoying the sun.
See you next time,
Raewyn.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

16th December 2015

The seedheads are the sweetest part and require careful plucking ♥
See you next time,
Raewyn.

15th December 2015

The boys from next door appeared with a Christmas tree for us - a nice surprise!
See you next time, 
Raewyn.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

14th December 2015

The flax is in flower. The birds are pretty happy!
See you next time, 
Raewyn.

December 13th 2015

Stocking up for the summer dry (El Nino).
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Raewyn.

December 12th 2015

A peaceful moment.
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Raewyn.

Friday, December 11, 2015

December 11th 2015

"Still Got It"
(His words, not mine!)
See you next time,
Raewyn.

December 10th 2015

I don't think I've shown a photo of the house from this angle before - I'm standing on the road to take the photo.
See you next time,
Raewyn.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

December 7th 2015

They heard a vehicle and came for a look.
My weaned calves out at the run-off.
See you next time,
Raewyn.

Monday, December 7, 2015

December 6th 2015

This is what happens when the heifers break out into the harvested paddocks, before we've been able to put the bales away
and fence them off.
Guess who spent several hours taping them up?
See you tomorrow,
Raewyn.

December 5th 2015

The bird flew off but the photo turned out ok regardless!
See you next time,
Raewyn.

Friday, December 4, 2015

December 4th 2015

Wow, a horizontal spider web, using seedheads as the anchoring points.
Looked really cool but tricky to photograph!
See you next time,
Raewyn.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

December 3rd

The job that we get to do, after the contractors have gone, is stacking the bales. 
(Apart from growing the grass in the first place!)
Two of the 7 paddocks harvested on the main farm.
Things to do while waiting for hubby; climb a hill for a photograph!
 
See you next time,
Raewyn.

December 2nd

Overnight park up in our front paddock.
{Silage contractors].
See you next time,
Raewyn.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

December 1st

Harvesting time, the contractors are here :-)
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Raewyn.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

November 30th

She's forgiven me for taking her to the vets today and is happy to help with the sewing... :-)
See you next time,
Raewyn.

November 29th

Looking at possible wedding spots with ED; even on a grey day this was a pretty inspiring place. 
See you next time,
Raewyn.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

November 28th

After morning milking, the girls are on their way to a fresh paddock.
See you tomorrow,
Raewyn.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

November 27th

Couldn't be more proud - YD graduated today with her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree.
See you next time,
Raewyn.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

November 24th

Another silly photo.
Some things you just don't forget, apparently!
This cow came running out her paddock to see if the milk tasted as good as it used to when she was a calf :-)
See you  next time,
Raewyn.

November 23rd

Hydrangeas nearly ready to burst into bud.
See you next time,
Raewyn.

November 22nd

Took me ages to find this calf today, I thought he'd escaped!
The red tag gave him away!
See you next time,
Raewyn.

Monday, November 23, 2015

November 21st

Still on the chicken theme —
Aha - hidden in a cormer of the barn on a cozy pile of leaves I've found where the girls lay when they're in a
"let's reject our nesting boxes" sort of mood :-)
Emma dog walking around with an egg in her mouth gave the game away!
See you next time,
Raewyn.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

November 20th

"Stop the bike! Mama and her babies in the gateway!"
See you next time,
Raewyn.

Friday, November 20, 2015

November 19th

The garden enjoyed a little bit of rain today.
See you next time, 
Raewyn.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

November 18th

A neighbour asked me to help with a block for a wedding quilt his extended family is making.
Last night he called in with the completed speech bubbles for me to applique down.
(Inspired by 'Footrot Flats', iconic NZ cartoon strips).
See you next time, 
Raewyn.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

November 17th

Miss Piggy hasn't made an appearance around here for a while.
As you can see she is living a contented life.
See you next time,
Raewyn.

Monday, November 16, 2015

November 16th

Got a bit of fertiliser on today.. and it rained too, so it's all washed in :-)
See you next time, 
Raewyn.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

November 15th

Weaning another mob of calves.
Because there weren't too many this time they got a ride out the back, rather than having to walk :-)
See you next time,
Raewyn.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

November 14th

I see apples in our future. 
See you tomorrow,
Raewyn.

Friday, November 13, 2015

November 13th

Weighing my milk powder for feeding calves.
See you next time, 
Raewyn.

November 12th

Paddington our old sheep enjoying a Grapefruit.
See you next time,
Raewyn.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

November 11th

I saw this chappie this morning and instantly thought Travel - after seeing Doniene's interpretation of
the word *here*.
Stretched out and sliding down the blades of grass, he definitely embodied the word Travel well.
See you tomorrow, 
Raewyn.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

November 10th

Happy calves, happy cows.
See you next time,
Raewyn.

November 9th


Looked out a window and this is what I saw!
See you next time,
Raewyn.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

November 8th

Passionflower.
See you next time,
Raewyn.

November 6th and 7th

The Country Yard goes to the city.
At the Auckland Festival of Quilts for the weekend.
I had a quieter moment to get some 'lunch' and a bird's eye view of the show.
See you next time,
Raewyn.