Thursday, July 10, 2014

Snippets of June

June has come and gone for another year. 
Time is passing by very quickly...I thought it was suppose to slow down as you get older J

Anyway I have been snapping away with the camera, so here are some mixed, not in any order pics from the month of June...

Lovely calm days with gorgeous sunsets...


Some flowers for me, from hubby, just because...
Sunflowers are a favourite of mine J


 Afternoon shadows that catch my eye...


Noisy visitors dropped in...


Australian natives are in flower.


The bees are delighted and busy J 






Unusual patterns...




 More pretty flowers...




There are plenty of Quandongs on the trees,
we have to be patient with these as they only fruit every second year...


 Made my first pumpkin pie for dessert from our home grown pumpkins J


This is such a tasty pie.

 

Homemade crumpets, 
they take a bit of time to prepare, but so worth it J


Homemade mini pizzas,
using one cup SR flour, one cup Greek yogurt for the base.


Sunrises are spectacular as usual...





I love a good bargain, 
and we were lucky enough to find $238.82 worth of meat on special for just $134.41. I divided this into thirty three standard size meals and of course there will be leftovers.


 We have a couple of young bunnies living in our yard, and they have left their calling card. So far I have not been able to snap a photo of them, they are way too quick to run away...


We had some rain.
A nice big downpour...


The tanks are full!


I dropped by the op shop, and was pleased to find a single vintage sheet with the pillowcase and two other vintage pillowcases and a pretty tablecloth. Also found an old cookbook with lots of naughty recipes!


I finally finished another crochet blanket...



The shed has been started, we have one post in lol!


I feel like I am playing catch up this year on my blog, hopefully I can get back on track.  Having slow internet is a pain as it takes so long to download photos.

Take care where ever you are,

xTania

Friday, June 13, 2014

Getting It Done

I have been waiting about seven years,
 but it has finally happened J


 The area out the back has been closed in...






Of course now Hubby wishes he had done this sooner...



We have been enjoying outside barbeque's and pizza's with a new barbie, pizza oven and table and chair set that we shouted ourselves.  

All on special of course 
J



Before being enclosed, the wind would whistle through this area and it was not pleasant to be out there.  I cant wait until Spring and Summer now J



This is the main area.  The sun still filters through in the afternoon, and it is lovely to grab a favourite book and sit out here and forget the world for a while...


 Here is how the other end progressed...



And then finished...



The screens are making a big difference with stopping the wind. We put the plastic one in first and then opted to try out the shade cloth one.  Because we like the shade cloth screen better, we will eventually replace the plastic one. We will still use it but move it to the other side near the pool to slow the north winds.


 

I think hubby has done a fantastic job, he is very clever.  In his words "Jack of all trades, and master of none."



This truck contains the next project, 
a new shed...

Hubby will be building this (his first time erecting a shed) with the help of his best mate J


It is a cold day here today, just 14C (57F). The fire is on and I am not moving too far out of the house.

Life here is busy.  After a long break we have returned to a volunteering role with the local SES (State Emergency Service).   The unit manager and a couple of others helped with a big clean out at the unit. My job was to clean the inside of the building, which was no small task.  I still need to finish a couple of rooms. Hubby organised the sorting through and tossing out of unwanted stuff from the sheds outside. And he was ruthless lol! 
I will post photos soon.
We also need to update our training, which is always fun J

Best wishes to you all,
xTania