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Wife to one, mum to four and nan to three precious grandies. Living simply is my passion, I enjoy growing food, living healthy and playing with a variety of crafts. I am always up for a bargain and love to op shop for vintage treasures.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Enjoying the Simple

Beauty




Home...


Good food...


Less TV...


Nurturing...


Five new chicks...


Growing our own...










And then there is the not so simple, 
like a stolen car set on fire just behind our place...


And the creepy...


I have slowed right down this week, and really tried to enjoy life...Getting some chores done with less TV, radio and internet, just the sweet sound of birds singing and the rooster crowing and the occasional music playing softly in the background. 

When time goes slow, there is time to think, time to appreciate the good things, time to be grateful for all I have, time to reassess my life and where I am at, a bit of spring cleaning of the mind...

I would love to hear of what is happening in your neck of the woods. Are you living simply or is life too busy?

xTania

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Giving Nature a Hand

I am not sure what happened with this baby.  

I am not sure I am doing the right thing. 

I am not sure this baby will survive. 

What I am sure of is that I couldn't leave this defenseless little baby to die.


I found this baby and another  
on the hard concrete outside.
The other little one didn't survive the fall :( 


I think this little baby would be only a day or so old and so fragile.


 After three days there is still life.


 I am keeping this baby warm and well fed.


I dont know what the future holds for this little one.

If he doesn't survive, 
I know that I made his days comfortable and did the best I could :)

Do you care for God's creatures like I do?

xTania



Tuesday, October 9, 2012

A day out

On a long weekend with lots of sunshine, 
what better thing to do than go for a drive...

Just out of Port Augusta heading North is Tent Hill, not sure if it is the big hill or the little one as they both look like tents...
The country is flat with lots of salt bush and occasional salt lakes...


 In the distance we saw a couple of Army Helicopters. We have the El Alamein Army base here that is used to train the troops for their overseas deployment.  The county side is similar to Afghanistan and the like apparently.


More emus...


 We got closer look at these ones :)


On to a place called Bookaloo...
Hubby wanted to go and see the reservoir there as it was erected when the Trans Australian Railway line was built across Australia...

The windmill has lost it's top...


 Must climb up to get some better pics...


The reservoir...


Where the water flows...


Not much water around the day we were there...


A well weathered stump...


The view from the back...


 Salt bush...


 Getting a closer look...


Yes there is water!


We found the top of the windmill, it must have blown off in a strong wind, rolled a distance away and stayed there...


Next we came across some old lonely graves...


 In 

memory

of

Samuel Gason

Died April 11 1897

Aged 52 years

Erected by friends and admirers

Samuel (click the link for more information about his interesting life) was surrounded by other unmarked graves, some appear to be babies and children :(  Hubby was reading about Samuel in an information sheet that has been placed in a jar on his grave, a bit like a message in a bottle :)


Next we stumbled across this old wreck, in what we thought was an underground tank, but it turned out to be part of a hotel that used to be there, could have possibly been the cellar...


Gibson Camp Hotel if you click on the link it shows an old picture of the hotel. I think Samuel Gason may have been the owner of this hotel...


It's just rubble now...


 I enjoyed walking around and discovering different areas where the hotel had once been.

I found myself drifting back in time to when this place was a buzz of activity, I could almost hear the noise of all those patrons having a good time...


Lots of evidence of days gone by...







A sea of smashed bottles...

I want to return to this place one day, there was something about it that will draw me back :)


Time for a break, a cup of tea and some lunch under a nice
shady tree...
It was quite warm :)


On our way home hubby climbed on the roof and took this pic of the nearby ranges...


We took some back roads and found some of these...quandongs or wild peaches as we call them...


Hard to add just a few photos to tell of our day out...I take so many then just pick out the best...



Thought I would include this little film clip about life in Port Augusta, hopefully it works for those overseas...


Just found this on YouTube, it's another view of Port Augusta from the air, taken from a helicopter...
Port Augusta, where the outback meets the sea!


Wishing you all a great day!

xTania