Tuesday, September 29, 2009

sunshine,plants and more work to do....

It was such a nice day yesterday that ALlen and I got out and did some work outside in the sun. We have been lucky enough to scrounge some second hand bricks from Grant next door who is taking down a wall in the shed. Allen was busy laying those in the drive way so that the car is on solid ground when the moat appears. We plan on getting some more gravel for the driveway when Allen has finished. I got the steps and railing and door painted and finished so I was happy with that. I also got some more painting done on the container as well.
I also bought a few more plants from my favorite store Bunnings I got 3 olive trees, a new orange tree as my other one is looking ill, and a kiwi fruit plant. Im deturmined to plant food that the kids like to eat and that will produce large amounts so I can either sell the remaining or store them. My raspberries have gone crazy and are flowering allready so Im hoping that we get a bumper crop this year last year was their first season and we got a few punnets. The blueberries are looking good too with the bushes looking really healthy so Im hoping that they produce more this year too :o) The plum tree has gone crazy and Im hoping for a few fruit this year but it is its first season so Im not going to let it produce too many. The hazlenut tree is doing well and Im hoping for it to do well this spring and do some serious growing. The passionfruit vine is doing well and climbing up the lattice really well. I'm looking forward to seeing it flower for the first time this year :o)
We still have more to do.... Allen is going to put up a roof over the sandpit and we are going to a paving auction this Saturday to see if we can get some pavers and some retaining wall blocks for the turn circle. I still have heaps of plants to buy to fill out the garden Im trying hard to propergate some myself I've got one rose to grow which is amazing since Gabriel tipped most of the dirt out of the pot! I'm also lucky that I have a friends around who have great gardens who are happy tp dig stuff up when there is too many of something and Im happy to take freebies.
I had planned on painting some more outside today but the rain is coming today so it will have to wait.... Still heaps of work to do

Thursday, September 24, 2009

sometimes I just want to be ALONE!

I had a super busy day yesterday and I thought getting up early would put me in the right frame of mond and get me going... Wrong! I did get going but I was late for everything all day??? I did my visiting teaching with Peggy then went to a late lunch with Maranda which I really enjoyed, before coming home to find the house trashed so I spent an hour cleaning up all the kids mess and ALlens mess still sitting on the bench from lunch time grrrrr!!!!!!!!! I hate cleaning up after someone who is more than capable of doing it themselves.
Today was meant to be my dentsit appointment I was geared up to go when one wrong comment from me sparked Allen off and we had a fight, we're still not talking to each other and I just wish he'd go away for a few hours. The rain is back again (which is adding to my crappy mood) its been pooring all day so the moat is back in the driveway.
I'd love a day of just sitting at home reading and napping on my own... Yeah right!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

School holidays

Its that time of the year again, school holidays where I get to listen to the older kids tell me how bored they are and that they have nothing to do! Jasmine spent most of the first week at work which is good because she owes me money for her shoes being fixed (42$) and a spending spree at Kmart where she had to get me to pay for because she didnt have enough in her bank account....
Xaviour has spent the past few days asking to use the playstation or the computer, I told him to GO OUTSIDE! Its working he went for a ride and even kicked the ball around for a while yay :o)
I had my Big Ultrasound last Friday when we found out that everything is fine the baby has all the right amount of fingers and toes, and is looking good and yes we are having a BOY! Which is a great thing and a hastle as I gave all my boy stuff away after having Gabriel... Ohh well back to EBay I go.
The little kids and I have been enjoying the sunshine by doing some gardening, and lots of playing outside in the sandpit and on the trampoline.
Everything else is pretty much the same, just kicking back enjoying the warmer weather. I love Spring time

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

You chicken feves!

I was thinking that yesterday was pretty boring just a bit of dad day shopping and to Bunnings for some straw for the chickens. Little did I know that there was a storm brewing.....

Our neighbours Hannah and Russel have left their house for a year and have gone on holidays till December and are then moving to Burnie in the new year for 12 months. Their house is being rented by some friends of theirs who are getting married at the end of the month so they will move in then. Since they were leaving Hannah asked us if we would like to have any of her chickens I said yes please and that 3 would be great! So Hannah thrw 3 of the chickens over the fence a few days ago just before they caught the boat to Melbourne. The chickens being crafty flew back over the fence So Tuesday night I walked next door after the sun went down to retrieve the said chickens. I cut their fethers so they couldnt fly back, or so I thought.... 2 of them made a break for it so yesterday when I noticed I just thought ohh I'll just get them afet dark again. The problem with that was the neighbours accross the road from Hannah saw Allen and I and accussed us of Stealing the chickens! The woman who was doing the yelling has a screw loose and was yelling at ALlen F*** this and that for a while. I finally got him to come inside but she continued making threats and called the police.

Enter the police.... We saw them driving our way and started laughing being so close to the station (next door) means we know most of the officers by first name. I showed thema note that Hannah had left for me asking me if I wanted any chickens and they left. Honestly it was so funny!!! Allen stirring up the local nut job didnt help but he had his fun she was screaming F*** Mormans at him and he was asking her to come over for tea. I half expected dead chickens this morning but they are all there and in the pen. Justice prevailed :o) I love this town hehehehe