Monday, November 25, 2013

Rainbow Kiss!

                                                              Kissed by a rainbow!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Hands & Feet

Before we know it, these little hands and feet will grow to be big hands and feet!
Oh, the adventures these little hands and feet will have!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Farming Small Areas Expo

I was trying to blog each day in November but my plan fell by the way side and I got caught up in the real world, too tired to blog, and the days went by one by one!

Today while the little one is sleeping when I should be doing house work
 "cough cough" LOL!, I'm going to try and write a post - here goes.

The other weekend we took trip down the mountain to check out the Farming Small Areas Expo. It was a hot day so we didn't stay for long. We're not use to hot days as it doesn't get that hot in the upper mountains.

As I'm still breastfeeding Bubs, I find I run out of energy rather quickly in the heat.I have to keep drinking heaps of water to keep up with my body sweating and producing milk for the little one.

I was looking forward to checking out the miniature cattle but we didn't see them. We did see some alpacas, a horse with blue eyes and some poor shawn sheep standing in their pen feeling sorry for themselves after having a bad haircut. I also bought 2 pots of honey at half price and a huge pumpkin for $1.

Bubs snuggled against her daddy in the sling.

Lou was fascinated with the ladies on their spinning wheels and they were kind enough to let Lou help spin the wheel and push on the peddle.

And we had to go on the electronic massage cushions.

We gave this horse with blue eyes a pat. I haven't seen a horse with blue eyes before.

This poor sheep was looking so miserable after been butchered with the shears. At least in the heat it would have been feeling a lot cooler.

Katie took the picture of the this motorbike carved out of wood.

The kids also got a ride on a horse and cart around an oval. Katie took this picture of the horse. The wind was picking up but luckily the boys didn't lose their hats on the ride. Thanks to some sheep escaping, the kids got to have an extra lap on the oval. The lady was worried that her horse might have gotten spooked by the sheep running around with people trying to catch them!

On they way down and back up the mountains we had to drive down Hawksbury road where the fires in the lower mountains have been through. We saw the devastation that the fire took on the bush and homes and the houses that had escaped the flames. It was a stark reminder for us to have our place in order this summer. These are photos I took of the bush, not anyone's property.

Our little angel has discovered how tasty her fingers are. She prefers them to her dummy☺

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Blue and Green

Here's a sneak preview of a shawl I started when I was pregnant. This was going to be my breastfeeding shawl then my hands got too sore to knit so I put it away for a while. I'm hoping to finish it before the little one stops feeding. I've been itching to get back into crafting again. It was so good to get my knitting out today and try to get a few rows knitted. I love this blue and green wool - it looks more purple and yellow in the picture.

I snuck a few rows in while the little one was feeding. She was having a big lunch and she kept it down. She is a bit of a happy chucker - she gobbles her milk down, gives me a big milky smile and then up it comes! I think her tummy has grown a bit - she is not vomiting as much a she use too.

I keep finding random pictures of my older two on my phone being silly - my kids have joined the 'selfie' flock.

Monday, November 4, 2013


Isn't that the cutest little face!!!!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

First Berries of the Season

I have been watching my neighbour's cherry trees for the last few weeks. I've been admiring them from my kitchen window when I have my breakfast each morning, watching them grow, fatten up and ripen. Usually they don't last on the tree this long but the smoke from the fires near by and the insane noise from the cicadas this season has kept the parrots away.

To my horror this morning I saw this cheeky Crimson Rosella having its breakfast on the berries I've been keeping an eye on. Even though they are my neighbour's trees, a few branches hang over my fence with berries. Last year the berries didn't get this far. 

I ran outside and shooed it off and picked the ripest ones. They need a few more days to sweeten up but the few I tried were lovely. So I got 2 little nets and covered the berries hanging over my fence.

I walked over to the other side of my garden to check out my cherry tree that we planted last year. My cherries are white and half the size but at least the Rosellas haven't munched on them yet!

Under my apple tree where I planted strawberries we have our first strawberry of the season that hasn't been eaten by the wild life (I was so excited).  :)

Mr F is trying to find another ripe strawberry. The orange bug you can see on the post in the bottom of the picture is a cicada. They are everywhere in my garden at the moment. They're making so much noise I can't stay out in the garden for long. They started as early as 5.30 this morning - I was awake for an early morning feed and I could hear them. 

Lou enjoying the first strawberry from our garden.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

My Garden

 My garden looking beautiful at the the moment!
and I couldn't resist putting a baby picture up as well ;