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Fifty six year old empty-nester. 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.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Out Back

Sara Storer - Back Out Back

One of my favourite Aussie songs J



Out Back

It is bonfire time...



And then time for a stroll around the block...

Looking towards our neighbours...



Looking back...


The bottom entrance to our block...
The road goes in, around and back out.


The neighbours behind us...


I found some teeny tiny everlasting flowers...


Cant say I have noticed these growing here before, 
must be all the rain we have been having. They look so delicate...


 My old friend came too...


We have some junky stuff out back, 
some is ours, some is not J


Lots of green around... 


Apparently someone has a liking for our chook eggs?


Kangaroo tracks...


We're nearly all the way round...


Hubby's wrecks...


The grass has been mowed...
hopefully this will deter snakes that will be on the move now the weather is warming up...


More mini wild flowers...


Some button ones...



Tiny daisies...



Pretty pig face growing among the wood pile...



Geraldton wax flowers...


Wattles...


Wild peaches (quandongs/bush tucker).


Happy daisies in the garden...



We found this egg on the ground while out walking the other day...
Not sure who owns it?


The temperature is rising.  Spring is coming at last!

The first week of Spring is looking to be very warm.  
It was 27C (80.6F) yesterday, up to 33C (91.4F) on the weekend and then 34C (93.2F) by Tuesday!

Maybe it's time to dust those kayaks off again J

See you soon with another garden post J

xTania

Monday, August 26, 2013

For The Love of Horses

We had a visit to my youngest daughter's property on the weekend.  
I needed to pick up some lucerne hay which she sells, and some scrap oaten hay for the garden.

Here is my darling grandson, saying come on Nan come look at the horses J
He is growing up so fast now, nine years old already...


So off we go... 

It was a beautiful sunny day J


 My daughter lives on 21 acres of land with her partner and son.


When she was a teenager, she was introduced to horses...


And so started the addiction.


 From the very small,



up to the big race horses....


I have lost count of how many of these majestic creatures she owns...
Thirty plus I think!


 I worry about the cost of keeping them, dollar bills in one end and manure out the other J



But this is what they love to do...


 Luckily this year has brought lots of rain, and there is plenty of green around J


Oh and we cant forget the faithful dogs that joined us on our walk.

This is Oscar


 and here is Lily. 


These two produce beautiful little puppies.


The race horses have been doing really well.  
Finishing in the top four of their races J


My daughter and son in law train the horses themselves,
and they also train other peoples horses.
Not much time for anything else as 
they both have jobs outside of horses.  
They don't watch television...


Our Son in law is a very good farrier and gets plenty of work around the district...


Kyle.


Pheonix.



 Mum and baby,
Dainah and three week old Deliha.


A new little beauty...



Maybe one day she will be galloping around the track...





 Oh sooooo cute  J


I spotted a wild poppy, one more week and Spring is here...


And who could forget the pet goats J

Sandy, a rescued wild goat.


Cheeky girl she is J


and Nanny...





I admire how my daughter loves animals. At times she has had rabbits, mice, cats, birds, racing pigeons, she has even had snakes as pets, to name a few J

She would gladly give any old stray a loving home   J

Are you an animal lover? I know I am.
What pets do you have? 

xTania