Friday, September 28, 2012

And This Little Pig said Meet... Lota Photos

 Ezri Dax & Flynn (as in Errol)
 This is Ezri, and I am in a lot of trouble, as I have totally fallen in love with this little terror.
For starters she is a mating that I told her breeder never to do, which is a dapple to dapple mating as sometimes it doesn't work, well both Ez and her brother are deaf. Ez really can't here a thing, her brother does have a low range of hearing. BUT...
And this is a big but, in Oz we are not allowed to register (pedigree) excess white puppies (this is where the deafness comes from), a small spot on the chest is alright, half the head, her throat, chest, belly and all four feet and legs, white tip on tail...Definite no no. Anyway doesn't stop her being a beautiful puppy, who is always looking for me.
Trouble... Yep... Trouble.
I'm telling you, I can see a white rabbit!
  Now this is Flynn, he is Ez's half brother, same dad, and he will be staying with me, to see how he grows.
He's old green eyes, not blue.
 Blue eyes, and a love of camera straps.
 Same for Flynn, can you see his dapple coloured belly, it goes up his chest to the base of his throat.
 Ezri practising her freeze shot
 Stop! Please no more photos.
 Sitting still for all of five seconds.
 Flynn is a little more content to sit around.
Can you say Mummy's Boy?

The good news, all seven, yes that's right I am babysitting seven at the moment, not five. Flynn, his three brothers and one sister, Ezri with her brother, they are about 10 days younger, have all had their needles on Wednesday, and so far no sick puppies. All happy, bouncy, eating and yapping. So fingers crossed, things continue to go alright.

See you next time, there might even be some stitching :@ LiBBiE in Oz

Thursday, September 27, 2012

And This Little Pig said No Cow-Day BUT...

 Hatched this morning.
 Not sure if the other six eggs will hatch.
Mum and Dad are called Max and Millie, they are white Call Ducks (bantam/small ducks).

Tomorrow there will be puppy photos.

See you next time... LiBBiE in Oz

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

And This Little Pig said Cow-Day Wednesday

 More Noses
 One More
It's all in the Eye

Well my home computer is back home :@ Not a virus, thankfully, the 'processor' went kaput, so the hard drive has been replace, more space, nothing lost. So now I have to find all my ancillary programs to put back on.

Currently planning an Autumn Exchange on Friendly Stitchers-UK finally settled on a design for my Swap

Took photos of Flower's pups at the weekend, will try and get them up tomorrow, along with some fabric for a new quilt I have planned. Home to the family farm for an extended weekend, taking the pups with me.

See you next time... LiBBiE in Oz

Thursday, September 6, 2012

And This Little Pig said Cow-Day um Thursday

I was going to post last night, but just as I was getting out my USB stick to start on the photos, the virus protection threw up a warning, saying I had a problem and please restart. Ok I have a problem, the VP took out the infected file, a start-up file, so the computer is now at my wonderful IT man, don't know when it will be coming home. Thank God for laptops.
 Cow-Day turned out to be nose day
 What have you got there?
 Kinda reminds me of Donkey in Shrek
 Don't you just love the frown line :@
 You know if I sneak around behind Martha, she won't see me.
Look she came back.

Just wanted to say thanks to everyone who has been commenting, I do try and reply to everyone I can, but some people have "no-reply blogger"... DJ :@ Yes DJ I do sleep, but so far my week has gone like this...

Saturday - Store Cattle Sale, and first day of Spring. Sunday - took Kalypso up to Mum and Dads two and a half hours each way. Monday - Finished end of month, funeral, processed store cattle sale. Tuesday - hey that may not have been so busy oh wait, finished end of month on real estate ledger, processed two paddock sales, and two private bull sales. Wednesday - Weekly cattle sale. Thursday - took sick computer to IT before work, processed weekly cattle sale, and another private paddock sale and got ready for Friday. Tomorrow Friday, Stud cattle sale. Back to Saturday - think I might just sleep in :@

So no stitching this week, but truly think that might just be on the cards for Saturday and Sunday, wait have to mow the lawn sometime this weekend!

So see you next time... LiBBiE in Oz

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

And This Little Pig said Painted Lady

So when I went home to the farm last weekend with Kalypso, we were introduced to a new addition. This is Toggalong Painted Lady, born on Mum's birthday.
Look at those divine long ears, which are a breed feature of Anglo Nubians
This was PL's first day out in the sun, four days old, after about ten minutes she got the hang of running...
... Well sort of, she also got very good at falling down and taking a rest.

Cow-Day-Wednesday tomorrow, no I won't forget.

See you next time... LiBBiE in Oz

Monday, September 3, 2012

And This Little Pig said Aye Kalypso

 Meet BP Kalypso... less than six hours old
British Alpine doe kid. Born August 25
 Six days old
 Stop to smell the grass
 Quick change of direction
 Comin' straight at you
 So what is this thing you keep pointing at me
Running with the Long Dogs at Grandma & Granddads

See you tomorrow with Painted Lady :@ LiBBiE in Oz

Sunday, September 2, 2012

And This Little Pig said Birds & Poultry

I duck home to Mum and Dad's for the day, and as I was leaving the photography God smiled down on me.
Last Christmas I spent over an hour in near 40C (100+F) temperatures, chasing a flock of Yellow Tailed Black Cockatoo's from tree to tree, never getting close enough for anything other than a dark shape.
Well driving out the gate this afternoon a pair flew in front of the car up into some short pine trees.
Last year I had this beautiful photo of three yellow chickens in Mum's hands, well we tried again with three being transfered to the brooder. Doesn't work if your models don't co-operate. Yellow wouldn't look up, the brown looks peeved, and the blue/black really didn't care one way or the other.
Pair of young Toulouse Geese
Yes I can see you

More photos tomorrow, baby goats.

See you next time... LiBBiE in Oz