Monday, August 22, 2011

Don't forget to start following my new blog!!!

   For those of you who don't know I have started a new blog here is the link if you are interested....hope to see you there!!!     

Thursday, August 18, 2011

check this out.....

Today I received my blog book....I love it!!! I feel so good about how it looks and how I have documented a whole year into a book that will be cherished for years to come! So worth it....I have now got great plans for my next book and thought that a brand new blog was in check this out   So all you followers of mine I thank you for your lovely comments over the last year  and would love you to jump over and start following my next year of ramblings.....

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Things could be changing round here in blog land...I feel a change coming on how bout you???

I have ordered a book of all my blog posts and photos over the last year, and thought that if I want to do the same this time next year then a fresh start would be watch this space as I learn from the start again...hopefully it will be bigger and better than the last!!! Will keep you posted..
As for the blog book...what a great way of printing a years worth of photos in one hit...and I think it would work out way cheaper, plus you get all your ramblings with it...mine cost $72.25 delivered not bad for a years worth of memories I say...Will wait to see what it looks like

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

I'm Back!!

Well it's been awhile I've almost forgotten how!!! To Blog that is.
My absence was with very good reason...I have had an operation which is hopefully going to make my life alot  more comfortable....2 and a 1/2 weeks ago I had a total abdominal hysterectomy after years of what would you say...ghastly yucky totally should have done it years ago stuff!!! I came to terms with the prospect and it now feels so right...especially when the surgeon tells you that it had to happen....My time in hospital was pretty crappy but by day 6 I was ready for home...I swear you start to feel sicker the longer you stay in hospital..with a slight hiccup last weekend with an infection and feeling I was going backwards instead of forwards things are on the up
and now thanks to my lovely man and my fantastic family and friends I am now well on the  mend..The help and support ( the meals, baking,cards and cleaning assistance) and kind wishes all mean so much to me and my family...
I am now sick of sitting around and am managing to get a bit done around here but am still being put in place by my friends and family who all say slow down it hasn't even been 3 weeks yet!!
Its so hard to leave the washing when the sun is shinning! and man I so feel like gardening in this very false spring like weather...Anyway all it good time I hear you say

Sunday, June 26, 2011

This is where I get my milk from.............

Colleen with  Buttermilk and her calf

Two little monkeys who came to watch


Liam and Stuart



Calf trying to pose for the photo

Mrs Buttermilk

Check that out!!! That ain't all of it that's for sure

My cheese production in full swing

My latest devise for straining cream cheese
Thought I would share with you where I get milk from...My friend Colleen milks quite a few cows (well 5 at the moment) She doesn't milk by hand she has a small machine that milks 1 cow at a time but it takes up quite a bit of her time, as milking the cow is not the only job...bringing the cows in, cleaning them, milking, drafting them in and out, cleaning the bail, and putting the cows back in their paddock, then dealing with well today approx 25-30 litres of what a job...I brought milk home today that was warm enough for me to make feta cheese from without even reheating it!!! Can't get much fresher than that...I have Camembert, feta and cream cheese on the go and have enough cream to make a pound of butter tomorrow....pretty good I say!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Hand spun, Hand Knitted and Naturally dyed..............

My kids are very lucky, my Mum (MAMA) has knitted them a beautiful jersey and vest...these are both hand spun by my Dad (PA) and all natural dyed by my Mum....Clever I say...They are real treasures that's for sure and definitely one offs!!!!