It’s certainly been awhile since I have been present on our family blog. a bit of what has kept us busy. We have spent the last two years dairy farming, which I thouroughly enjoyed apart from the fact dairy famrers never get a day off. I was exhausted!
Our children are now 8 and 6 and we have brought and settled into our new life on our 30 acre farmlet. We try to live a healthy self sufficiant lifestyle although we have started from scratch on this run down old farm of ours. Internal fencing is non existent, water is limited, the existing orchard is scattered around the farm and has slowly been destroyed by cattle. Our house is lovely and warm but certain rooms are gutted and closed off waiting for repairs.
I’m itching to get my vegie patch going and I cant wait until we can buy some chooks and ducks. We do however have alot of pigs and piglets, which keep me rather busy at times. Our kidlets have both settled into school now and I am working daily as a cleaner while they are there. Haydn is still working on a local organic dairy farm and I get spoiled with beautiful raw guernsey milk daily. I hope to start blogging again to have that record of our daily adventures.
Recently a friend asked if I could make her nieces a hobby horse. She had seen them around but couldn’t find anyone that had free spots to make her some. I’d been wanting to make one for my daughter for awhile but just hadn’t gotten around to it. So she put me to the test and here’s what I’ve created so far. Meet Bluebell…..
I didn’t use a pattern, just drew a basic horse shape and away I went. I hand embroidered the eyes and around the eye patches. I picked up some ideas from a few other sources. Melly and Me do a wonderful pattern and WhimsyWoo sell some beautiful wooies on Facebook along with Georgie Porge.
This one is for my daughters friends birthday and I’ve ordered some beautiful fabric to make Jassy one and some dinosaur print to make Billy a dinosaur (we will see how that one goes). Then to make two for my friend. I can’t wait to get started!
Here are my days 3,4 and 5 of Fatmumslim’s February photo challenge. I have taken these photos each day but instead of blogging about them, I have uploaded my pictures on the Iphone App Instagram instead! All I can say is I LOVE this App, soo much fun!
February photo challenge, day 3,
February photo challenge, Day 2.
I know, I know, I have been a shocking blogger this past month. I have been enjoying the holiday season and spending quality time with my kiddies.
We have had an abundance of fruit this season (especially peaches) and we have been busy stewing, freezing, juicing, eating and making sorbet. Oh so Yummy!
I have also stumbled across fatmumslims blog and have enjoyed following the January photo challenge and thought I’d join in for the month of February. I will post my daily photo’s here.
All you have to do is take a photo everyday using the inspiration list below.
So here goes:
February photo challenge, Day 1.
Inspiration: (My view today)
Merry Christmas Family and friends.
Carrots for the Reindeers
Gingerbread men for Santa
Love you all
A moment from my week.
I really should monitor breakfast times instead of having a sleep in!