Friday, December 27, 2013


Look at the fun being had sliding on the lawn.

Demonstration of the a clapping game, Izzi and Holly are so good at this.

Takara with the hair chalk colouring.

Ben with his multi coloured hair.

Ben and Bonnie colouring Auntie Kaye's hair.

Izzi with some blue colouring.

Love Bonnie's hair, but that horrible fly has just landed on her face. - shoo -.

These kittens are not very keen to be nursed, Takara is being very careful and wrapped the puss in a towel in case of nasty scratches.

Holly and Izzi getting a nurse of the kitten.
There was lots of fun applying this to each others hair, and the best thing it comes out with a wash.

Number 1 and Number 4 sisters, Don't you love them. They are wonderful.
It is wonderful to see the family and how the cousins get to see each other and have lots of play time.
Greetings to our UK family and send all our Christmas love over the seas to you, hope you are having a great time, and we would love to hear that you might get some snow.
Happy New Year everybody.
                                                               LOVE YOU ALL.
                                                         NANA ON THE FARM.


I love this time of the year, family and friends visiting, good food, fun opening presents, great weather to go to lake or pools for swimming. The water slide is so much fun, up to 16 slides from some of the girls, well done.
Izzi captured this snap of the very 'camera shy' dog. Smooth. We just love him, so faithful and fun to be around. Congratulation Izzi on taking such an excellent photo.

This sculpture I found at the art gallery, lots of tree branches shaped into a reindeer then tinsel decoration. Some people have a vivid imagination.

Santa visited on Christmas day and left some footprints as he was leaving. Look at all the gifts we had to share.!!!!

Zoe opening the barbie bus - love it.

Bakers opening pressies.

Bonnie and Pippa very pleased with Santa's presents.

Hels and Pippa.

Pa and whitey checking out the new phone - Dave -.

Nana is very pleased with her gift . photo album of 2013. Thanks, I love it.

Em and Richie - what do we have here???

Ben studying the lego manuel, very quickly had the plane assembled. Good one, very clever.

WOW what do we have here - The Whites in their masks,

Takara and Bonnie.

Another Christmas come and gone. Christmas day with some family, lots of food and presents, Boxing Day a BBQ with family and friends, such a lovely day to catch up and chat.
Where did the year go to so quickly?? there was plenty of things happening and time just slipped away while we were having fun. Now we wait the New Year of 2014.
Bye for now, lots of photo's to come.
                                                             NANA ON THE FARM.

Friday, December 13, 2013


Power Cor in their cherry picker replacing insulators. They are working out the front of our place.
 Behind the two men you can see the three insulators they replaced. There was a spotter - man - on the ground watching to see they didn't do the wrong thing.
 These blocks are laid out on the floor waiting to be sewn together. I choose a dark colour and light colour sewed them together, no plan - think it will work out to be quite pretty. The blocks are on point to give the zig zag effect.
 Strawberries and tomato's are starting to ripen. They look so tempting, think they will get eaten very soon.
 Silage under plastic has been opened and the dairy farmers are taking it home to their cows to eat.
 It takes about 20 buckets of silage to load the truck. When the wind is in the west you can smell the silage - has a very sweet smell rather like a dark fruit cake.
Last bucket for this truck.Then it's off to the farm to feed out to the cows, apparently they love it. This vetch has been under the plastic cover for a year - and still is good to eat.

Harvest is nearly finished, only a few chick peas to ripen. Pa has been out ploughing up some of the ground to promote some weeds to grow. As we had a very dry summer leading up to the cropping this year there are still lots of weeds that haven't shot. Pa will get on to them with chemical spray when they appear.
Spent the last two days doing BAS and christmas letters - hopefully this paper work is enough to catch up in time for Christmas.
We are looking forward to family coming home for a few days. School takes up most of the grandies time these days, then after school activities keep everyone very busy.
Vegie plot is going well, tomato's, zucchini, strawberries, onions potatoes, corn and already some pumpkins are setting. Must get a photo of the green tomato's for you all to see.
It's off to bed for Nana. Love to everybody - hope you are counting the days till Santa comes with lots of goodies.
                                                                     Love you all.
                                                                NANA ON THE FARM.