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Leaning…

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The Australian rural landscape is dotted with hay sheds like this one, leaning one way or another but lasting through each new season.

Restoration Project

 

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I always wonder when I see old cars abandoned . . . did the owners plan to restore them to their former glory but lost motivation, didn’t have the cash or never found time?

A bit like some of our literary projects 😦

 

Brooding

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Even though there are three perfectly good nests in the pen, this hen preferred to lay her eggs right in the doorway and has now gone broody. I’m very careful where I step when I collect the rest of the eggs 🙂

 

School for Chooks

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Noticed these chooks at the edge of the school yard in Kerang. What a great way to teach kids about animals and recycle food scraps 🙂

A New Neighbour

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I noticed this adorable little addition over our back fence yesterday 🙂

Unfortunately, he/she was a little camera shy and trotted off when I got out my camera but I’m sure I’ll get many more opportunities.

Gorgeous Goats

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My daughter has some beautiful pet goats 🙂

I don’t have any these days. I bought my first goat about twenty-five years ago from a local market when I was there selling my knitting and sewing. Samantha, was a Saanen and about a month old. Our herd soon increased and eventually we milked them for most of the year. It was always funny to see the reaction from visitors when they politely asked, usually as they took their first sips of tea or coffee, what we did with the goats. “We milk them,” we would say and they would look at their mugs in horror.

“But this isn’t goat milk? I could tell, couldn’t I?

“It’s goat milk.”

“Oh. I can’t tell the difference.”

🙂

But sometimes I miss my goats 😦

 

Moo

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A beautiful Murray Grey 🙂

I fell in love with Murray Greys when I was a child and my grandfather raised two poddies. Years later I had my own small herd, including a bull I named Gilbert, after Gilbert Blythe from Anne of Green Gables, and cows named Anne, Marilla etc 🙂

 

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