Friday, June 25, 2010


I found this photo of Riley while downloading Picasa and having it sort all my photos into one place. Isn't she a cutie. Riley was just over 2 years old in this photo and she is now 6 years. It's so amazing what you find when looking through old photos even digital ones.

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New Chookies

We got five new chookies last Saturday the 19th of June. They have been living with us for one week now and they are so cute. We have 3 Rhode Island Reds and 2 Australopes. I can't tell them all apart so I haven't given them names yet. waiting for them to get bigger so I can work out their individual personalities. One of the australopes has a red chest and is quite a character already, we are thinking we might call her Houdini.

I'm going to try and upload a photo I'm having a bit of trouble with blogger and the uploading of photos, but I will give it a try.


Monday, June 21, 2010

Winter Soltice

Today is the shortest day of the year. From tomorrow the days will start to get longer heading towards Spring. Winter is my favourite time of the year. I just love the cool/cold weather. It looks like its going to rain today, rain is good, although my chooks don't really like it.

Have a good shortest day of the year.


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

This is one of our beautiful Mandarins ripe and ready to pick and eat. They are soooo yummy eaten straight off the tree.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Here is a crochet project that I'm working on.

When it is finished it will hopefully be a string bag. I'm making it out of 8ply Bendigo Wool Mill cotton, I love this cotton, I make all my dish cloths out of it. Now I don't crochet very well, but I hoping I will get better with a little practice.


Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Well I finally did it, I bought a Pressure Cooker. Aldi had one for $79.00 last week and I made the plunge. I have been thinking about it for a while, but they scared me a little. I bought a cheap piece of corned beef from the butcher for my first try. Wow, it was fantastic and quick. Took no time at all to cook dinner, and the corned beef was lovely.

Found a video on you tube on how to make stock in it. can you believe chicken stock in 30 minutes, how much electricity is that going to save. I usually cook chicken stock for 4 hours on the stove. I can't wait to try out more recipes. I think the pressure cooker is going to become a good friend in the kitchen.