Monday, 25 July 2016

Storm damage

 The tree in the cattery where our cats live came down in the storm -northwesterlies sure seem to hit our place. The birds sure must of been hanging on for dear life during the strong winds.
 It was a little hard to get out the back door.
 We were so lucky that we did not park our car in its normal spot or Bubbles would have got scratched

 Was quite a thud when the tree landed on our roof hitting the chimney on way down
The boys got onto the clean up.
 Plenty of firewood around this place.
After the clean up.

Farm Stay Guests...
I've given up getting good photos of Ollie, he has quite the routine where I walk in and have to sit on the chair for his pats and loves. When I put him down for a photo he rubs around my legs.

 Ollie was not fazed that his dad Lordy kept hissing (very unlike Lordy). Poor Lordy did not like the storm.
 Maji telling me all about it.

Louie and Maji are good mates. But the rest of my cats have not been brought up with dogs and do not tolerate Louie. Cinders and Laura are in the log cabin watching, while Maji rolls about talking to Louie.

I'm quite grateful the boarding cattery was not full and could move my cats to it. I had moved the cats at the first sign of damage so they were not in their run when the tree actually came down.

 the virgillia in flower
SOB the virgillia tree was one of my favourite trees. It made quite a show when in flower

 I reckon my cats are going to miss their tree. Now to think of what tree to replant - any ideas?

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Full Moon, Books, Knitting and Cats ... BLISS

 Wow wow wow! Last nights Full Moon was smashing. We had a clear night which made me very happy and it was so mild outside. I've never sat under a Winter's Wolf Moon that I did not need to be wrapped up to the nines..

I've not picked up my knitting once this last week. To be real honest I sit in my chair and fall sound asleep. My brain seem fried with all that is going on on the home front.
Still the knitting will wait for me.
I've not had much luck with audio books this last week and ditched two. I think it is my fried brain that just needs NICE and easy books. I enjoyed Debbie Macomber's Blossom Street Series which is about a small town all around a Yarn shop. So I've chosen another one of Debbie's series called Cedar Grove and it was a good choice. Nice and light.

The winner of the free pattern is Karen. How lovely that Karen's name was pulled as she put me onto Wurm. Let me know what pattern you would like and I will gift it to your via your Ravelry account.

Farm Stay Guests....
 View from the rear of the cattery
Ollie is enjoying the weather and demands attention. He is just too busy smooching my face, hair and feet for photos.

Linking up to Yarn Along

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Car Wreckers

This is what a backyard looks like when you have a teenager....
He has turned his street stock into a convertible.....

Farm Stay for cats....

 Ollie has enjoyed another sunny day out in the run.

When I popped down for a photo shoot Pi and Bruno were snuggled up together while Portia was keeping warm under the quilt tent.

 You can just see Portia behind Bruno.

Bruno popping down to see me.

 Pi enjoying the old head scratch
not sure if Pi is ready to go home tomorrow.

Our Internet connection keeps cutting out. After a TWO hour wait from SPARK a technician will be sent to try and work out what is wrong. Might not be back online for a day or two.