A day of parenting
-and more chooks and pot holders.
Tried to devote the day to the kids today and had a good time in the process.
Well, devoted most of the day to the kids...after a little sleep-in and then being told to stay in bed while I was presented with this-
-from my dd who can make them (from scratch) and likes doing so! What a nice way to start the day, next I'll have to teach her to make coffee! She says that she is practising for Mother's day, I love her!
After an hour or two playing Star wars monopoly and number games we headed off for an adventure around the farm.
DD took a while to get into the exploring nature mood, she was more keen on continuing her Roald dahl! I hope the calves enjoyed it.
The chooks know where the good pellets can be found but they do take their life in their hands! Isn't he beautiful, he is a silver laced wyandotte crossed with bush chook!
We ventured further...this is dd showing off the fabulous new crossing her clever father created. The stones are the result of rock picking our paddocks for cropping and are the reason that dh isn't really very keen on me having a rockery, he's sick of the sight of stones! Now how clever is he to be able to strategically place stones like that with his tractor. I have a funny feeling i could hire him out as a garden handyman should he ever give up farming.Here is the old spring, I love the idea that ds is playing with posts that his great great great grandfather meticulously put in, along with the bluestone edging, in the days when this spring was the only early water. It is now no longer so reliable or relied upon but a fabulous indicator to the weather as it only starts to run like this when the Autumn break is due.
Needless to say, ds could not keep out of it!
We ended with a picnic under a gum tree and seeing the first lamb of the season, I may share those pics tomorrow. I kicked the football when we got home and was told I could have an hour "off" and go to the sewing room, they had seen enough of me!
I made the above string pot holders and the new chenille chook for the market, now I had better go and do some more. Cheers, Tracey