Sunday, September 18, 2011

Evening break

After a day full of work on the farm, Tom and I took some time out to have a beer and watch the sun set.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Mouse in the house

There's a mouse in the house.
Last night I arrived home to an open packet of Tim Tams that had been nibbled on ... And unlike usual it was not nibbled on by Tom.
I put a bait in the pantry and woke up to half of it missing. Hopefully that will be the last of the rodent visitors for a while.

On a sadder note, when I arrived home tonight and locked up the chickens, there was one missing. With the sniffer dog Buck to guide me, I found a lot of feathers in the yard. Clearly the local foxes are getting very bold to come so close to the house during the day. The chooks will stay locked up for a few days to prevent any further loss. I'm now left wondering whether having Grace around would have helped to keep the chooks safe.

Sunday, September 11, 2011


The not so tough Bucko was a bit chilly this morning.
When lighting the fire I was wishing for some Melbourne style central heating on a timer!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Operation Horse

A few weeks ago the time came that we could move my horse Willy across to the farm.
I have never floated a horse before, so I thought this might be an exercise that took quite some time. I was pleasantly surprised that he walked straight onto the float and let out a loud neigh to announce his arrival at the farm.
The chickens, as always were the welcoming committee and checked out the float when Willy was clear.
I have been for a couple of rides since he came over, and he seemed very happy and relaxed in his new home.