An Old Irish Blessing ... May the road rise up to meet you.May the wind always be at your back.May the sun shine warm upon your face,and rains fall soft upon your fields.And until we meet again,May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

"It is said some lives are linked across time. There are certain people connected by an ancient calling that echoes through the ages....destiny."

Life is a fleeting moment. Why live life in moderation and control when it lasts so short a time. Love until you drown in the happiness, laugh until the air you breath escapes you, cry until your tears are dry and live like the next second death will take your soul. Life is yours to live, and live it you must, not in the fear of what is to come next. That Next Place is waiting for you. It waits, in the hope that you will come fulfilled and ready, not in longing and regret.

Thank You For Being a FRIEND!*°•.¸☆ ★ ☆¸.•°*”˜˜”*°•.¸☆♥Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵Ʒ..•°*"˜ ☆ ¸..•´¨¨)) -:¦:-.(ړײ)/       ¸.•´….•´¨¨)).«▓       ((¸¸.•´ ¸.•´.-:¦:-. ╝╚ ….. ... `♥♪♫-´¯

Wishing you a wonderful new week..Like little birds, we only fly when we get shaken out of our nests; and develop the strongest wings only when we try them against the wind. The dove in a fable, was perturbed because the wind ruffled its feathers, but without that air it could neither soar nor live. In struggle, it is prudent to not wish away every opposition. It is better to meet and master our difficulties that faith can be made stronger through conflict.~Leroy Brownlow~With much love allways

Friday, October 30, 2009

Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 3:54 pm Post subject: Mielies plant ...

Dagse Julle Mooi Mensies Dit gaan goed, net die ou knieg pla bietjie, authuritis of so iets.

Kyk geen mens kan groentetuin maak met diere nie. Manlief het vir my 'n heining gespan so rondom die groete tuin soday Miss Daisy nie alles opvreet nie en daardie groot hoender pote nie alles uit skrop nie. Hout bokse gemaak en mooi vol gemaak met mis en grond en gelevel met die hark. Die mielie pitte wat so mooi opgekom het was amper opgevret, maar gelukkig was daar nog 'n paartjies oor wat OK was. Ek het hulle getransplant in die nuwe bedding en goed natgemaak, en hulle survive mooi, hoor. En die boontjies is op, kon dit amper nie glo nie.

Laas naweek kom kuier Poppie en Nick met hulle two dogtertjies, hulle is ook van SA, Nick het mos daarby ons gebly vir 2 weke terwyl hy gehuis en gekar soek het, tyd vlieg en dis nou al amper 1 1/2 terug. Anyways sy Oom George net en dra net koekies sonder suiker vir hom aan. Ek en dogters kuier lekker in die tuin, ons plant bone so by die mielietjies en so 'n paar gem squash pitte. Hulle grou gatte vir die strawberries wat ek daar by Wombat se kant gekoop het. Daar so 'n oulikke kwekery daar vir herbs en saad. Nee nie Flowerpower nie!

Ag hulle kyk net hoenderjies en voer vir Daisy haar bottel. Wens julle kon daardie smiles sien. Hulle is weg met vars eiers en springbok se wors wat ons daar by African Delights gekry het. En 'n groot sak Tastic rys. Amper soos by Ma se huis ne. Ouma en Oupa kuier mos ook van SA hier by hulle op die oomblik maar gaan Januarie huis toe. Daardie Ouma Kan lekker Melktert en Vetkoek maak. Oom George maak skoon 'n vraat van homself, laas toe ons daar by hulle gekuier het.

Ag dis nou weer al nuus van die kant Lekker dag vir julle almal... Rina


Chester you seem to enjoy that farm and the planting and the animals. Me, I'm a city girl and farming is not for me that's why I'm grateful for people like you. Different strokes for different folks - just shows you we are all different, but all a part of this TS family. Wombat

I love my gardening. Wombat, Have you been to that small nursery opp. the BP servo? I still want to go get a few cherry trees there.

Chester ek hoop maar jou diere gaan jou iets oorlos. Ek het eendag gelees dat vandag se kinders wat nooit op 'n plaas kom nie, nie eers mer weet waar kos werklik vandaan kom nie. Is dit nie hartseer nie? Ons almal het nog die kans gehad om iewers op 'n plaas te gaan kuier en dit te sien en beleef.. Retha

No, I haven't. Which BP servo?

The new Caltex is on the corner by African Delights(I used to work there many moons ago He he I was a servo chick, best job, they pay you to talk allday.) On round Corner rd, drive towards the roundabout on old Northern rd, on the right.

Hetha die tweejies kom kuier so elke 3 weke, laas het hulle vir my ornament paddatjies gebring, wat wag hou by die groente. Maandag /dinsdag behoort die kuikens te hatch, dan facebook ek Poppie net dan kom kyk hulle weer. Lyk my ek het nog "kleinkinders by gekry. Sal 'n pic opsit vir julle ook. My mannetjie plant lekker saad en werk en maak nat. voer, haal eiers uit. Hier is 'n pic van C0bi wat Daisy voer, hy is sommer baie lief vir diere hoor.

Hi Chester jy is geseend om sommer so 2 kleinkinders by te kry. Ek wens ek kon ook vir Miss Daisy kom bottel gee, sy is pragtig. Laat my so dink aan die plaas toe ons klein was. Ons het altyd die varkies so groot gemaak.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Good advice from a fellow blogger

Do you have any advice or tips for new bloggers?
BECKY: Be true to who you are. If you're not yourself you won't stick with it. It's a lot of work growing a blog and it has be something you're passionate about. Leave lots of comments and visit your "followers" often. I have developed such wonderful friendships though blogging, and really that's the goal. Oh and make your blog attractive. It's not hard. Pay attention to your favorite blogs and make a list of what you like. Ask them for advice if you need it. Get a great background and a pretty picture for a header. It doesn't have to be hard. It makes a huge difference. Lastly, be patient. I blogged for several months before I had even one comment. If you keep at it, they will find you and when they do... it is such a gift!!See? Total sweetheart. Jump over to Farm Girl Paints and give Becky some shabby love! :)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009

Chicken Surprice ... Joke

Chicken surprise ... A couple go for a meal at a Chinese restaurant and order the “Chicken Surprise” The waiter brings the meal, served in a lidded cast iron pot. Just as the wife is about to serve herself, the lid of the pot rises slightly and she briefly sees two beady little eyes looking around before the lid slams back down. “Good grief, did you see that?” she asks her husband. He hasn’t, so she asks him to look in the pot. He reaches for it and again the lid rises, and he sees two little eyes looking around before it slams down. Rather perturbed, he calls the waiter over, explains what is happening, and demands an explanation. “Please sir,” says the waiter, “what you order?” The husband replies, “Chicken Surprise.” Ahh… so sorry,” says the waiter, “I bring you Peeking Duck”

Thanks Whachy, it so cute, I thought I would save the joke.


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

35 question please anwer them ....

Can you answer these questions with the least words truthfully ..... just a bit of fun.

1. Where is your cell phone? donno
2. Your hair? mousie
3. Your mother? Friend
4. Your father? Funny
5. Your favorite food? Potatoes
6. Your dream last night? confronting
7. Your favorite drink? Coffee
8. Your dream/goal? getting there
9. What room are you in? study
10. Your hobby? Creating
11. Your fear? Heights
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Farm
13. Where were you last night? Home
14. Something that you aren’t? fishwife
15. Muffins? Blueberry
16. Wish list item? cottage
17. Where did you grow up? Africa
18. Last thing you did? housework
19. What are you wearing? Preloved.
20. Your TV? Off
21. Your pets? cats
22. Friends? special
23. Your life? rollercoaster
24. Your mood? Content
25. Missing someone?Grandsons
26. Vehicle? Dirty
27. Something you’re not wearing? Bra
28. Your favorite store? craftshop
29. Your favorite color? Green
30. When was the last time you laughed? This Afternoon
31. Last time you cried? Movies
32. Your best friend? Rosemary
33. One place that I go to over and over? Nursery
34. One person who emails me regularly? Daughter -inlaw
35. Favorite place to eat? Home

and number 36. Do you like my blog ... so why haven't you commented yet

Until nexttime

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Rusty Gates

I wonder ....
Who was the farmer who drove his sheep through those old rusty gates?
How many sheep passed through them?
How many years ago had a farmer dug the holes and planted wooden posts there while the hot sun backed on his back.
That fence won't hold anything back anymore!
No slasher has mowed this paddock for yonks.
Questions but no answers ....

Friday, October 9, 2009

a letter of dispair ..... I Cry

I have a friend back in Texas who is a Vet she sent me this piece she wrote, and I'm sharing it here in hopes it will be passed hopes it might reach those who might be thinking about buying that cute kitten or puppy for Christmas.

I Cry.....Sometimes I sit here on my day off, its quiet, nobody is home… and I cry.. it’s a healing cry. It is the time of the week, where I thank God I don’t have to kill anything. I don’t have to look into a sick cats eyes and take its life. I don’t have to look into the eyes of a scared or sick dog, and take its life. What really hurts is looking into the eyes of a perfectly healthy dog and I have to take its life because there is no more room at the Shelter.

I blame it on overpopulation. The selfish act of people who don’t want to spend the money to spay or neuter their animal. The people who stupidly think that their dog or cat is really cute so lets let them have a litter of puppies/kittens. Or this excuse…. I want my kids to witness the miracle of birth! Ok, let them get on the web and watch it… or you can also let them watch me kill ¾’s of that litter because statistics show that only 1/4th of an average litter will make it past 2 years old… Even full blooded, registered litters.

Anyway, its my job… I do it because its required of me. My friends and aquaintances ask me… “How can you put those animals to sleep? How can you look them in the eyes and kill them?” Well, I am going to explain it. How can I “NOT” do it? How can I trust that job to anyone else BUT me? I want the last few days of their lives to be with me. I want them to feel all the love, hugs and kisses in those last hours that they didn’t get before. I want them to experience warmth, a full belly, clean fresh water, and lots of hugs and kisses! Can I trust anyone else to do that?

Then “IF” the time comes where I have to put them to sleep.. I want to be the one to do it. I WANT to make sure that I gently give the tranquilizer that will drift them off to a peaceful slumber. I want to hold them and kiss and hug them so that they are happy when they fall asleep. I want to be the one that gives that final, fatal injection… because I will pray for each and every one of them that their journey over the rainbow bridge is safe. How can I trust this important job to anyone else? So, I do it… and that one day a week, when its quiet and nobody is home…. I cry.

Taken from ALS, Pheonixx in OZ thank you for sharing. As an animal lover I feel for your friend
Until next time

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

A little something nice

Pretty Banksia Rose near the driveway.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Misty Fields below

It'd early morning as I stand here looking towards the river and across to the otherside. Only I know it's there but can't see more than a few feet in front of me but for the fog. The Tawny Frogmouth is cuddling up next to his mate near the stem of the gum tree. Huge gum trees stand like grey soldiers near the Lone Pine and monument with the names of the men from this valley that lost their lives at war. Families lost thier sons and wives their husbands and children their farthers .....

The Villiage hall was recently been restored to it's former beauty, a great meeting place for all functions held here. The park with it's new undercover picnic area wait for someone to visit. The tennis court's gates look locked but I am not sure if it is. The lawns have be cut recently .....

Only the odd rooster is crowing, inviting the sleepy villiage to wake up. Soon the school bus will stop near the Trading Store, waiting to drive the older kids to the next town for school. While the little ones, hop off and walk across the broad tarred road. It's only a little villiage school, maybe 45 kids. Across the river a low cement bridge leads to more farms, the first field huge grey braghman beast look up from munching grass, some coming closer to see where you going. Slowly a few cars head past to town 60km away, while others head Up River to farms.

Here you came forget what day it is or what time. You get up with the rooster's crow and sleep when you like. Some heading home after closing time at the Local Pub, overlooking the river below.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Looking for the Cat .....

OK everyone knows we nuts about cats, rescue more cats than is good for us sometimes. But Gypsy is very special because we literally saved her little life, she just sat there and let me bath her (twice) without a peep out of her, wrapped her in a towel, and put the heater on for her to warm up. The water was red/chocolate from flea bites not sure she would have survived much longer. You know all animals need is love , food and shelter is that so hard to understand.

Anyway to get back to the story, Gypsy survived and turned into the most beautiful, and loving cat. We were staying next to a park so to give them a little extra space to wonder around in, but come night time all cats had to be inside, all but Gypsy who loved to stay outside if given half a chance. And so here Dear Daughter and myself called for her, by 9.30 pm it was getting very late, so we each grab a touch and start seaching the neighbour's front yards and the park. Peeping over the fences backing the park, calling her, still nothing.

Well not long into the search about 4 Cop cars pulled up into our little Cul de Sac, and suddenly it was swarming cops all with torches. Telling us to please go inside as they have just had a call about some prowlers from a very frantic person. The more we telling them it's can only be us and we just looking for the cat. It took some explaining before they left ... bet they saw the funny side of it all.

Anyway Gypsy turned up the next morning, .......

The Cops in OZ do respond to call's quickly, not like in SA thank goodness. Hope ya enjoyed the story ...Catz

Until nexttime