Howdy doody. How is everyone today? or this evening? Wherever you are? Here in our little corner of the world, it’s Autumn & raining, we very much need the rain, the days have been just warm enough to keep the paddocks & gardens producing, much to our delight & obviously to the delight of the wildlife around us, fodder for everyone.”yay”
Peas & butterflies, not necessarily on your plate together, but always a treat in the garden. The peas seeds amongst others, came up beautifully in the newly built greenhouse, as a result I have put in more seeds. Anticipation is torturous isn’t it?
The butterflies have been stunning, more than what we have ever had before. All varieties, all sizes. This stunning one followed me around all day. There were a number of times we almost collided & if the fluttering of wings were anything to go by, all I can say is, “I’m so glad I don’t speak fluttery”.
Coming in for breakfast after the morning chores; It was too early to take off Walters pjs & Princess flew out the door & being deaf now couldn’t hear me calling her back to get her pjs on, before going out to the freshness of the morning to get the chores done. She’s a tough country little princess. There is an ever so slight mist of rain that catches the sunlight like a sprinkling of diamonds, rain here is as precious as diamonds. The glare of the sun bringing a promise of warmth to help things continue to grow.
No its not cemented in yet, the brickwork, not the dogs, haha. Whomever had built a fire place in the front yard(Bless their cotton little socks) used the wrong type of bricks. The top was trimmed with the right type, giving the illusion that all was well, till the bricks started cracking & the structure became very loose, upon closer inspection it was found, that the angels were obviously kept busy, as we were very fortunate to not have had any of the bricks used explode on us, the few times we were able to use the barby. We needed a rethink & here we have it.
I almost don’t have the heart to fill the space with wood suitable for the gorgeous little pizza oven(my son bought for me) perched on top. Where will the dogs rest while we pot up at the greenhouse or gather with friends at our little Tuscany? Princess scratched & dug & turned in circles, till it was to her precious precise idea of outdoor comfort, to which when she was done, Walter was ever so grateful for the effort. I will redo it & add bricklaying to my portfolio, haha, if I had a portfolio, or is resume’ the right word or is it a cv. I think I’m safer just blogging on.
Its not the most glamorous of photos, but this is my Zina. I started doing some ground work with her yesterday. She is very obliging although is a little pushy at times. She responded really well. I get soft nuzzley kisses & when I’m brushing her mane, she will swing her head around & give me a hug. I’m yet to dust off & polish up the saddle. In the mean time I am working on my core strength & fitness. She is a little woolly coming into our winter, that just makes her more squishy. She has done cattle work & shows with her previous owners & I have ridden her at a Australian Stock Horse clinic. She did great.
Its a little pixelated, but after her workout & brush down I let her go. She wandered for a bit & then couldn’t contain her excitement anymore & took off bucking, kicking & farting as they so elegantly do. I’m sure, to tell Ole Danny boy of how excited she is about how close Mum is to taking her out for a ride.
Last but not least.
William bought his dog Princess a new bed, well not according to Turbo. Princess didn’t quite fit, but that no skin off Turbos nose. She has a new happy place. Look at that dreamy little grateful face.
Do not disturb.