Friday, July 4, 2014

Puppies and house sitting

New to me sofa free from SES friend

Puppies clean after wash
I have spent two lots of 12 days puppy/house sitting in the last month. Lots of travel back and forth to go to SES and RFS activities.
Well that is a reason to bark - Echidna next to dog pen

Friday, February 7, 2014


Python visited again - killed the remaining hen chick but couldn't swallow her (saliva coated). Clearly I can't raise chicks without extreme fencing or killing pythons, even though I did keep them locked up for ages. But that is fine because I don't really like eggs - always struggling to keep up with 3 bantam hens. The only survivor I'm pretty sure is a rooster - from the silver lace wyandotte. Finally gave in and bought a new mower, I just wasn't keeping up to the grass with scythe/push mower/whippersnipper.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Python in chook pen

Woken near midnight by dog barking. Minnie was staring at her kennel (pet carrier) on the verandah, behind it was a 1+ metre python (probably trying to get to swallows nest above there). I tied up dog and flicked python off verandah, gave it a few minutes to get clear and let dog off. She ran straight to the chook pen and barked more. Found the python now with a large lump (one of the three remaining 6 week old chicks) inside the chook tractor. Tricky operation - tractor is too low to climb in (with an angry snake), snake didn't want to move, chooks and dog in the way. Eventually shoved it out of pen - it makes escape through chainlink fence until the lump got stuck. After much poking left it there to work out for itself how to get free.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Margaret's 50th in Perth

Zoe dancing with Anne and Bill, Cathy and Margaret in background.
Margaret and Zoe.

Monday, November 18, 2013


Only three have survived to 17th Dec, I had to remove the silver lace who was only half broody as she and the white hen started fighting and trampling the chicks.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Corindi SES in Woolgoolga 125th anniversary parade

 We are on a recruiting drive so handed out both storm safe and recruiting brochures.
The bullocks really did not want to be there - just as well chained between two tractors. This is the end of parade and the crowd moved to the park.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

I was cut off from Friday till Sunday when the water went down, but so was the bridge. Having to drive around from Orara Way.