Monday, July 30, 2012

New (to us) Stuff

On the weekend we went to a large clearing sale on the Liverpool Plains.  You know it is going to be a large event when the clearing sale has photos up on it's own blog of items for sale.  They even had real coffee in the form of a mobile van so I was very happy.  There was about 500 people there which is very big for a clearing sale.

The Mr was happy as he bought a 3pl spray unit with a 700 litre tank, 6 metre boom and a spot spray attachment for his tractor.  This will be great around here to tidy up the weeds that inevitably keep growing.

He also came home with a fire trailer set up ready to go.  It has a 1000 litre tank and an old Honda motor. This will be great for those days we are burning anything and also great for watering trees.  We were both happy with with the day, especially myself with the coffee side of things ;)

Next up on my wish list: a little disk plough, a seeder, a generator and a post hole digger please.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Enjoying the Creek

OK, I admit it; I went nuts on the photos today, but the sun was warm and the creek bubbled along joyously and it was hard not to love the moment.

The water is so fresh and clear, even after the recent rain.

We packed a picnic lunch and instead of packing drinks for the children I put in two empty cups so they could scoop up their own water straight from the creek.  They loved it, and only two gumboots and one sleeve fell in while they played in the water.

This stretch of creek is just a 2 minute stroll from our house.


Friday, July 27, 2012

First lamb for 2012

Yesterday we found the first lamb of the season.  I joked that rough weather must have been on the way  and Amy coined the term RadarLamb.  

RadarLamb was correct.  Last night storms crossed from the North West of NSW all the way to Sydney. We even had a little hail here before the rain crashed down.

All dry and happy here again this morning.  This ewe is a first time mother from our 2010 drop of lambs not long after we moved in, she is a Wiltshire Horn; the lamb is a Wiltshire Horn x Dorper.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Down to the Wire

It feels like we will be cleaning up here forever!  

This afternoon's job was another load of wire to the tip when we did our run in.  I do miss having a rubbish service, but there are other benefits to living away from it all.  Amazingly none of us sustained anything bigger than a small scratch while we loaded this lot of tangled mess.  Wire is not fun to sort out when it is a jumble of tangles and sharp bits.  I think another load of wire will clean up this pile, then we can move on to the next job on the list, whatever that may be..