Memories

A very special mission for Gretel’s family

A very special mission for Gretel’s family

I have been given a very special mission by a very special family. Two years ago I met the Middletons when they came to buy five silkies: one each for dad Neil, mum Amanda, and children Prue, Felix and Gretel. Gretel named her dearly loved golden silkie hen Lily and it was one of Gretel’s … Continue reading

Remembering a special day with Richard Steindam

Remembering a special day with Richard Steindam

I learned in the past week of the passing of a man who meant a great deal to me even though we only shared one day of our lives together. Richard Steindam was the father of my treasured friend, Camie. In December 2011 Richard and Camie’s mum, Constance, were visiting their Aussie family from their … Continue reading

Glenorie Growers’ Market 28th July & newest painting

Glenorie Growers’ Market 28th July & newest painting

Feather Flower Brush will be at Glenorie Growers’ Market this Sunday 28th July. My stall will be in the warm and cosy ’boutique’ section of the market downstairs in the function room of the Glenorie RSL. I’ll be working on my latest painting while I’m there. It’s my Christmas card for 2013 and follows the … Continue reading

Cobweb the kennel cat

Cobweb the kennel cat

We have a cat who sleeps in the dog kennel and two dogs who sleep in the cat beds. Our two cats, Cobweb and Lil, began life as feral cats and won’t come inside the house unless the doors are kept open – certainly not an option on these icy winter nights when the temperature … Continue reading

Octavia’s delight

Octavia’s delight

Many people visit our farm and we receive lots of enthusiastic comments about the experience as there are so many different farmyard birds and animals to see. I take great pleasure watching people’s reactions to the farm, especially when someone becomes engrossed in observing a particular bird or animal or when I can see someone’s … Continue reading

Fox fence breached!!!

Fox fence breached!!!

This morning I was confronted by the sorry sight of an enormous hole, more than a metre high and wide, torn right through the wonderful fox fence that’s been protecting our birds so successfully day and night since last Christmas. Was it a fox? Was it a dog? No, the culprit probably weighs at least … Continue reading

Fence down, power out, emergency repairs

Fence down, power out, emergency repairs

We once had a wonderful Guernsey cow called Cariad who ruined every fence on the place by simply leaning through the wires until the posts collapsed under her considerable weight.¬†On one particularly memorable day I remember Dad and I spending half a day tracking hoof prints for kilometres through the bush, down a nearby road, … Continue reading

Indignant turkeys and a surprising goanna

Yesterday afternoon I headed over to the big shed to resume work with Dad on sorting the breeding pens of Silkie chooks. Fortunately I entered the large fenced yard via the furthest gate into the big shed which meant that I caught sight of a goanna near the duck pens before the dogs did and … Continue reading

The world in the water trough

I was hosing mud out of an old cast iron tub we use as a duck water trough yesterday when my attention was caught by the pattern of worn enamel over the base of it. Suddenly a mysterious planet appeared before my eyes with land masses, islands, lakes, oceans and seas. I could even see … Continue reading

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