Sunday, May 06, 2007

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


Carol said...

Awwww Tracey, what a lovely day you've had. I love that they are practicing for Mother's Day, how cute is that. Great pictures.

Fiona said...

What a great environment for your kids to grow up in.

Lily said...

That reminds me! I must do some pikelets for Romily :)

Doodlebug Gail said...

What a great day and what a wonderful adventure life must growing up in that environment. I love seeing all your pictures - well done to your DH on his rock crossing - I can only imagine how heavy those rocks must have been!

How long has the farm being in the family? I'd love a history lesson if you're up to it.

Susie said...

I love seeing the pictures around your home. It looks so serene and beautiful!!
When we went to the beach, I was hoping to see some little lambs, but they were all a bit older. Can't wait to see your picture!!

atet said...

What an absolutely fantastic day! And for your children to appreciate that you took the time and giving you "leave" to go back to the sewing room. That part cracked me up. I only hope I am making that kind of balance for my own little one.

Carol E. said...

Great pictures! I love the rock crossing and also your dd reading to the calves. And your ds with water in his boots... classic boy!

Juliann in WA said...

Looks like a wonderful day. Love the picture of the boots and water.

Laurie Ann said...

Looks like a great day! That rooster is so handsome!

Libby said...

Looks like you all had a wonderful day - keep making the memories . . the little one's grow up far too fast.

Owens Family Adventures said...

Your kids are just precious!! I love the one of your DD reading to the calf. :)
Have a wonderful day!!!