Sunday, July 25, 2010

Bathroom pre reno

This is what our bathroom looked like when we bought the house... Ahhh, now I remember why it took so long to get the reno done. And it's still not finished. We've got some pieces of joinery coming soon so we can finish it

Friday, July 23, 2010

Plymouth Rock

Received a phone call last night from a mate about a point of pullet that has started to crow..... One mans loss is anothers gain i suppose.. Now i don't need to go to Elizabeth Town, and a Plymouth Rock is a much nicer bird that the Rhode Island Red..
Pic from here

Water bore

Planning for the future we have decided to put in a water bore in order to water the ginormous orchard and market garden that is in the planning... They're coming on Monday.... Oooohhh I can't wait

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


One acre of paddock means a lot of mowing, but mowing is a family event at our place. Load the kids in the trailer and we're away. I don't think we'll ever tire off it..... Bring on spring!!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

A little ray of sunshine


Preparations for the Hillwood Homebrew Competition are in full swing... This years challenge brew is a Pilsner, not really my style but I'm giving it a bash anyway.Would you believe the optimum brewing temperature for this beer is 11-15 degrees?? Perfect for our house....

With my homegrown hops i've got this one in the bag!!!!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Bringing the women back in line

So we have 9 hens, and no one to keep them in line. A barnevelde would have been nice, but he was already gone when i phoned (sold, not dispatched off)

Turns out old mate has plenty of Rhode Island Reds. I wonder if they're up to the task of controlling 9 women??

Might need to put one to the test

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Is it disturbing.....

That i find these tractors attractive???

As a boy i used to go with Dad to fix Fendt tractors all across the state, as he was the only one that knew anything about them. I still thing they are the best looking tractor going round..

Saturday, July 10, 2010

My number one fan

And here i was thinking that i was my number one fan. Looks like I've been outdone

My Favourite Spot

Fast becoming my favourite spot is the front deck of our house. Perched precariously close to the 100km/h speed limit road that runs at it's edge, it offers the most surreal (I hate that word) spot to watch the world go by

Friday, July 9, 2010

Bread, Glorious Bread

We love bread, whether it be plain or flavoured. We particularly like making our own. The kids and wife get to choose their own flavours, and i get too bake it, and we're all happy campers.

We're home most Saturday afternoon having a bit of a bake so drop in and have a look


So there was still a frost here last Sunday at 1.30pm..... Mmmmm..... More wood

Meet the Boss

Got roped into having to do some gardening by the boss....

While he took some time out to ponder on the more important things of life

But it wasn't long before he was back on deck making sure everything was going along OK

Inaugural wood fired roast dinner

So I'm loving the wood oven. Something primeval about lighting and fire and then cooking on it.

Had the father-in-law round for tea a while ago when the mother in law was out of town. Roast pork, beef, potatoes, spare ribs and pumpkin. The oven was a bit too hot, the ribs were a lot dry and crunchy.. Impatience is one of my strong points......


Late May saw the most amazing displays of floating spiders, many of them got caught on our fence.... Strange but true (and pretty..ooohhhh))