Saturday, April 20, 2024

Day 106 of 2024

Our last day at Scrub Stitching - fun to lay our work out for a group photo!

See you tomorrow,
Raewyn

Friday, April 19, 2024

Day 105 of 2024

The theme for this year's Saturday Night dinner was Stars.
Lots of fun!

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Raewyn

Day 104 of 2024

Not the best photo I know, but it will have to do. Saw heaps of Kangaroos this time at Baradine (Scrub Stitching). Getting up early to go for a walk may have helped!

See you tomorrow,
Raewyn

Day 103 of 2024


This photo may not look very exciting, but to Sue and I, it was!
Every year at Scrub Stitching Chooky's mum Nea makes scones for morning tea.
How exciting it was this year that she also made some gluten-free ones so we could join in! (It wasn't without grumbles on her part but we much appreciated them!!)

See you tomorrow,
Raewyn

Sunday, April 14, 2024

Day 102 of 2024

And Scrub Stitching begins!
28 keen quilters sewing up a storm :-)

See you tomorrow,
Raewyn


Thursday, April 11, 2024

Day 101 of 2024

 

Rural New South Wales.  The Warrumbungles - getting closer to Scrub Stitching retreat!

See you tomorrow, 

Raewyn 

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Day 100 of 2024

 
After staying the night at Narrandera, Sue and I checked out the town's water silo.
Gorgeous!

See you tomorrow,
Raewyn


Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Day 99 of 2024


We've started our trek north. Compulsory stop being the Ned Kelly, infamous outlaw, 'sculpture' at a bakery at Jerilderie. Made out of bread baking tins!

See you tomorrow,
Raewyn

Monday, April 8, 2024

Day 98 of 2024

 

I saw Pelicans!! I've always been intrigued by the Pelicans I see on Sue's blog, and now I've seen them myself!

See you tomorrow,
Raewyn

Sunday, April 7, 2024

Day 97 of 2024

We finished our time on The Great Ocean Road, along the bottom of Victoria (I think!).
This memorial was placed here to commemorate the returned servicemen (WW1) who built the road.

See you tomorrow,
Raewyn

Saturday, April 6, 2024

Day 96 of 2024


Still on the Great Ocean Road. Gibson Steps Beach.
To get to the beach we climbed down a step of steep steps on the cliff face. 
(If you enlarge the picture, you can see them about a third of the way along the cliffs.)

See you tomorrow,
Raewyn

Friday, April 5, 2024

Day 95 0f 2024

 

Arrival in Australia.
The 'Twelve" Apostles, Port Campbell.

See you tomorrow,
Raewyn

Thursday, April 4, 2024

Day 94 of 2024

A great day for flying.
Whangarei to Auckland.
The first leg of my next adventure!

See you tomorrow,
Raewyn

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Day 93 of 2024

Poor little girl had a rocky start to the day... I didn't realise when I let the dogs off that she was still outside, playing in the bushes.
An orange flash sped across the lawn and straight up the apple tree.

See you tomorrow,
Raewyn

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Day 92 of 2024

 

A nice treat - roasted Chestnuts.
With butter and salt, just how Dad used to have them.
The Chestnuts from my childhood used to explode in the pan but these ones behaved themselves in the airfryer.

See you tomorrow,
Raewyn

Monday, April 1, 2024

Day 91 of 2024

Tammy was quite comfy here, lucky the cushion is nice and big and was quite stable for her!!

See you tomorrow,
Raewyn
 


Day 90 of 2024


Stocktake day at work!
Lots of counting.

See you tomorrow,
Raewyn.

Day 89 of 2024

Forming the new driveway for YD.
2 posts along this length were able to be put in using the tractor and post rammer; it couldn't get through our good old Northland clay pan so the rest have to be 'dug' using a water blaster. The water breaks down the clay. It took the MOML an hour to form the previous hole.
Quickset concrete is put into the hole with the post to finish the job off.

See you tomorrow,
Raewyn

Friday, March 29, 2024

Day 88 of 2024


Odie and his Megaphone.
"Get away chicken, don't peck me!"

See you tomorrow,
Raewyn

Thursday, March 28, 2024

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Day 86 of 2024


I was interested to see one lonely beehive left behind...maybe it couldn't fit on the back of the beekeeper's truck?

See you tomorrow,
Raewyn

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Day 85 of 2024

Haha I know I've shared photos like this before but, honestly, the most exciting thing I did was take the dogs for a walk to the river.
(Still drowning in compliance paperwork!)

See you tomorrow,
Raewyn

Day 84 of 2020

These two insisted we went down to the stream from the hills to do 'Adventuring'.
(This is the stream we draw our farm water from, before it hits the main river.)

See you tomorrow,
Raewyn

Day 83 of 2024

 Although it's still very dry on the farm, we are getting little sprinkly showers which make the flowers look pretty, if nothing else!

See you tomorrow,
Raewyn

Day 82 of 2024

I was surprised to see a Monarch caterpillar this late in the season but it looked like it was doing well.

See you tomorrow,
Raewyn




Day 81 of 2024

I've got a little behind in posting my photos - days spent doing farm compliance paperwork make for uninspiring photos...and once you miss one day, it's easy to get behind!
A catch up is in order.

I'm still walking most days and catching the odd sunrise!

See you tomorrow,
Raewyn

Thursday, March 21, 2024

Day 80 of 2024


"Look, it's the same colour as Me!"
Picking dahlias at ED's.

See you tomorrow,
Raewyn

Day 79 of 2024

Not a very pretty photo but there is a story behind it.....
I decided to do a different walk - instead of over the road and out towards the runoff as usual, I thought I'd go the opposite way over the bridge and up the back hills. The MOML suggested that if I carried on through the bush tracks, I would end up at the back of the neighbours and I could walk through his place, along the road and back home - a loop walk.
I stood at the top of this steep track, telling myself that if I went down it, I wouldn't want to climb back up it and I'd better be sure I was committed to doing the loop.
So down I went. 
The track I went on ended up in a dead end - totally impassable.
So guess what - I ended up climbing back up this hill - not an easy task!!!
(Apparently I did took a left onto a track that was never finished because of the terrain, instead of a right turn!)

See you tomorrow,
Raewyn

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Day 78 of 2024

 Sunrise.
(Panoramic setting on my phone.)

See you tomorrow,
Raewyn

Monday, March 18, 2024

Sunday, March 17, 2024

Day 76 of 2024


The MOML has decided that the calfshed - out of season - is the perfect place for working on his old bikes!

See you tomorrow,
Raewyn

Saturday, March 16, 2024

Day 75 of 2024

One of my Hoyas is flowering!
Nana had them and I remember the flowers well from my childhood, but I've not grown them myself until recent years (when ED got into them).
So this is my first ever Hoya flower!!

See you tomorrow,
Raewyn

Friday, March 15, 2024

Day 74 of 2024

 

Young Boys and Diggers
A winning combination!

See you tomorrow,
Raewyn

Thursday, March 14, 2024

Day 73 of 2024

 This won't mean anything to some people (not in NZ) but YUM YUM Feijoa season is starting!!
Time to get scooping!

See you tomorrow,
Raewyn

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Day 72 of 2024

Half an hour after parking up and putting the other dogs in their kennels/runs, I spy Emma still on the back of the buggy enjoying the sun, and not wanting to go anywhere!

See you tomorrow,
Raewyn 

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Day 71 of 2024


Saying goodbye to the cottage we've been staying in.
 

See you tomorrow,
Raewyn

Monday, March 11, 2024

Day 70 of 2024


Another good walk, Busby Head Track.

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Raewyn

Sunday, March 10, 2024

Day 69 of 2024

 


The main event of the day was climbing Mount Manaia. The track leads to the base of one of those rocks but we're not 100% sure which one!
A good work out but well worth the effort!

See you tomorrow,
Raewyn

Saturday, March 9, 2024

Day 68 of 2024

 

The quiet, private, beach where we are staying for the next few days.
(The tide was out!)

See you tomorrow,
Raewyn

Friday, March 8, 2024

Day 67 of 2024

Finally work has started on YD's house on the farm - driveway and power being worked on this week.

See you tomorrow,
Raewyn

Thursday, March 7, 2024

Day 66 of 2024

A lucky find - three bumblebees jostling for room!

See you tomorrow,
Raewyn

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Day 65 of 2024

And after yesterday's rain - a lovely rainbow!

See you tomorrow,
Raewyn

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Day 64 of 2024

Great to see the MOML having to wear raincoat and leggings when feeding the cows and Emma dog  at the end of the day - we got nearly an inch which was most welcome.

See you tomorrow,
Raewyn

Monday, March 4, 2024

Sunday, March 3, 2024

Day 62 of 2024


After a busy wee while, we had our Launch Day at work yesterday, showing off new projects, Block of The Months, and so on.
I actually remembered to take a photo before we got too busy.

See you tomorrow,
Raewyn

Saturday, March 2, 2024

Day 61 of 2024

Yes, another Tammy photo. Chasing her first mouse!
She brought it inside and it disappeared under the vanity.
I later discovered there was a small hole in the floor from a previous pipe, so to Tammy's disappointment, the mouse disappeared!

See you tomorrow,
Raewyn

Friday, March 1, 2024

Day 60 of 2024

A small boy at work while everyone else is at work!

See you tomorrow,
Raewyn

Thursday, February 29, 2024

Day 59 of 2024

Another one of those gorgeous mornings.
Taken from Burnt Sign Hill aka Fernbird Walk.

See you tomorrow,
Raewyn

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Day 57 of 2024


In a little corner of a garden I have my Avocado Graveyard, where I put Avocado stones in the hope that the odd one will sprout. 
Two new plants this summer!

See you tomorrow,
Raewyn