Sunday, 16 January 2011

A quick catchup

It's been a busy couple of weeks so far in 2011.  We've been sorting up lambs, weighing, drafting, drenching and dagging them, and yesterday brought all the ewes home to the yards and sorted them up into different mobs.  Hot and smelly work, I'm glad we're finished in the yards for a week or so.  Today we are having some cousins of my husbands arriving to visit.  They are from the US and haven't visited NZ for about 40 years(She was about 8 and my husband was 2!)  So we're looking forward to meeting them and spending some time together. 

Later this week we are off camping with the kids for a few days.  The holidays have flown by as usual, back to school in a couple of weeks.  :-(     Hopefully there will be some stitching time for Mum while we're away. :-)

I'm not doing too bad on my January plans - Raewyns SRTB piece should hopefully be with Janis now, and I have finished up the stitcheries for another GJ block, just need to get it pieced now, and one little cross stitch ornie is finished.  Will get some photos when we get home again.

And because a picture makes a post, here are this seasons pet lambs, taken just before Christmas.  Charlie on the left and Joanie on the right.  These girls are a Texel/Romney cross.  They are still pretty friendly even now we aren't bottle feeding them, and love coming up so you can give them a good pat.

My thoughts have been very much with those suffering from flooding in Australia over the last couple of weeks.  What I've seen on TV here looked dreadful, so I hope life can begin to return to normal soon.

Till next time, take care .................Nicky

11 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

always good to have the sheep work done.........enjoy your camping.........cute lambs.......

Annie said...

"Weighing, drafting, drenching and dagging" - it's like another language!

Enjoy the camping trip. And those lambs are just the sweetest looking cutie pies!

Cardygirl said...

Have a great break away...hope you find some time to stitch!

Ali Honey said...

I hope the yards or part there of are covered. I remember from my early years the heat and dust. ( At least I get to work in the shade under the vines )
Texel Romney cross should be delicious; not suggesting you eat the pets.( have tasted Rangikiei Texel meat )
When we were kids we were allowed the wool clip from our pet lambs for as long as they stayed on the property, and the money when they went to the works. ( that was back in the days when wool was worth something ) We banked most of that money and in my first year teaching it paid for most of my first little car.
( memories .... I loved being a farm kid and could do all the jobs. When didn't have to weigh back then. I couldn't shear but did most everytinhg else.)

Lynda said...

I hope the weather stays nice so you can enjoy your few days camping. The lambs are very cute.

Katrina said...

Hi Nicky,just popping by to say hi and hope you have a fun camping trip! Have a good week :)

Suzanne said...

Very cute lambs! Hope your camping trip is fun and the weather is good for you all.

Melissa said...

Your lambs are precious. Enjoy your camping!

Bev C said...

Hello Nicky,

I hope you are having fun camping and managing to work on some stitching. Enjoy your visitors.
happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

What sweet faces....you do wonderful stitching too. I found you through Madness and Mess....
you have a lovely blog.

Siobhan said...

Have fun, Nicky! Enjoy your camping and the visit with family, too!

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