Monday, February 22, 2010

crafty cherry crafts..enough about the chooks for now!


Sisters Choice blocks for two Christmas presents...lap quilt sizes both of them..probably

Camp is coming up and i made the girls two bags for their cutlery then got creative and made a mickey take moke up of their school emblem. Georgia gets to use hers in tweo weeks but Alex will have to wait til next year to go to Camp.

Finally started a school house quilt. I bought the few fat quarters i have with the remainder of my gift $8.00 extra. Shhhh dont tell the Gorgeous Husband in uniform!! (GHIU)

I have my civil war reproduction quilt up. Id like to interchange this wall seasonally. Next will be the school house quilt ..I hope... Just one of the many unfinshed projects ive started this year (and its only Feb)

Isnt this gorgeous. This is my Nana and Granddad. It is the middle of the depression and the year is 1930. Nine months later my Mum arrived and just efore that happened the devastating 1931 earthquake happened  and heavily pregnant nana had to live in the shed while the devastation was pieced back together. My grandad died at 40 odd from our families hereditary Zolingers Syndrome cancer. He left nan the farm and six remaining child. One poor soul died of sickness a few years before. i so admire my nan what a simple ut terribly hard time to live in.  I adore this photo and had no knowledge of its exsistence until we went through Mums things recently. It needs glass but has a lovely old frame and I do love the weathering that has added such character.

Yours in craft
Crafty cherry

Sunday, February 21, 2010

It has started......

Here they are and here I go..the beginning of the preserving peaches season. These are very early Golden Queens. I had forgotten (since last year) how hot it gets in our kitchen, in summer, while preserving!!!
And since it is so hot in the kitchen I have decided to try to dry my Romas the old fashioned way (also some moments in the oven after I have used it ) and maybe finished off in the dehydrator.
And what else is on the window sill..Ah yes my ever growing pile of egg shells drying away and then to be crushed and fed back to the chooks or as a snail inhiitor around my plants or fed into the soil as a sweetener.
What you cant see to the far left in my laundry is the huge pile of washing/ It is enormous and the worse thing is despite this mountain there are heaps of other piles under beds etc.
Perhaps i should go to that pile now..

Wishing you happy laundry wishes

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Big bird visits our coop..

Spot the difference...
There was much excitement today as this monster egg was found awaiting our return!!  It must be the worm teas they have een treated to each evening, or the weather, or the general love of two chook mad girls. Whatever it was youd think it must have hurt!!

Friday, February 12, 2010

The Chookaseuem

There changing guards at Pluckingham palace...

Monday, February 1, 2010

Egg news

This is the second time that all of our chooks have laid an egg for us. They are very late layers and will lay into the mid afternoon. The thing is there eggs are unpredictable and I think they are getting smaller!!! the little things today were smaller than yesterday (which werent big) and  were the size of silkies eggs. We are giving them lots of feed, lots of greenery, porridge when it rained. lots of cold fresh water, snails, worms ,love (old miss macdonald especially)
I guess they will come into there own in time....I was just interuppted in my typing by Alex who had lifted Christmas up and was carrying her around the pool. Suddenly Sam the lab (who in all truth would just love five minutes alone with the poultry), lunged and barked incredibly loud at them both ..and Christmas flew into the pool. If the occassion wasnt so urgent i would have taken a photo but I was rushing out with the net! Christmas just floated around like a duck!! It was very funny. I grabbed her with the net whereupon she gallopped off to her pen and I had to dig her out (reluctantly) to join the others in the swimming pool,area. (Now I KNOW I cant  leave them alone there)!! yes its all happening here at tom and barbara Goods block!
maybe Christmas at least will pop out an egg tomorrow!!
Happy chook keeping
Love Cherry

Have just read Living the good life y linda Cockburn...I absoulutely recommend it to everyone who has an interest in  sustainable living!