Saturday, January 28, 2012

Morning walk and give away winners

Ok so John came back from fishing( yes lots of fish) and pulled three names out of the hat. Dijanne won the doll and doily, Robin Mac the small bird and doily and Shirley won the doily and the owl, could I have your snail mail addresses please.
I hope you like them.
Today was an awful day, hot and humid, far hotter than the weather bureau said it would be, and so not a lot got done.
I went out early not long after 6 am with Max to walk, he isnt easy to take photos of as he sticks very close to me. The sun wasnt up until I got home but I loved this tree when it was alive, now it is dead it saddens me, but It still has a lovely outline.
As dairy farmers we have to do things we dont often like to just keep on going, and we cant afford to stop either. So paddocks are made smaller, more fodder crops are grown and the gum trees dont like it. Sometimes the cows ringbark them as well. I find it heartbreaking to see places I rode over on the horses now fenced in to smaller and smaller areas.
There is one plus, the races we have put in on the whole are easier to walk along.
So two dead trees which I will sketch and early morning light across the valley, with the sun about to peep over the hills.
I am so pleased that at the moment I am being motivated by max to get out and walk, and that I actually can walk is the biggest thrill of all after the last few months.
No the toe isnt better but it is getting there.
I went in to the market this morning and we are about to try two different posh pies from the lady who makes them, she tells me she will only be there every second week end which is a shame as the beef ones we had were delicious. Tonight we will try chicken and leek and salmon and something.
Yesterday I had to go to inspect some Connemara ponies up in the Barrosa, a lovely place but it was hot and quite a long way to go, so I got home late, John had to shut up the hens, and only managed 4 as when I went up this morning to let them out 2 were already out, thank goodness no foxes had been around. With any luck Max will keep foxes at bay, but he is so scared of Sarah's cairn terrier bitch it isnt funny, and today he sneaked inside to find a 3 times the size Oscar spitting at him and he nearly wet himself!
So maybe not.

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ArtPropelled said...

Congrats to the winners!
Penny your surroundings are so beautiful and as you say the dead tree has a beauty of its own. Wish i could say the same about my dog making me get out and walk. He is just over 7 months old but he is so strong I feel as if I'm being bullied all the way up the hill and back...... so I have been avoiding the walks.

Wanda..... said...

Loved the third photo of the countryside, Penny, along with the lovely shaped tree. I understand how it saddens you, we have lost a few to the deer, currently they won't leave my magnolia tree alone.

Suztats said...

Congrats to the winners! Love the pics, as always, Penny. Happy walking.

shirley said...

Thank you so much, I love the owl I am so glad he is coming to my home. The doiley is beautiful can hardly wait.

shirley said...

You live in an extraordinary part of the world. Those pictures are so beautiful.