Saturday, April 23, 2011

On the workbench!!

I've used my new phone with the retro camera application (plus I can just email the photo to myself).  Not so good for close ups or clarity but I like the effect.  I'll take more detailed ones shortly and WIP's.  I'm hoping to finish this lot off in the next couple of weeks. 

Friday, April 22, 2011

Laura Marling

Not much dolling going on around here, but I did hear this which has me spellbound!!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

I'm not a good farmer

Here so far, is one of the lucky ones.  

We have been in drought for a while and the seasons have been harsh, the lambing has begun and it's harsh.  The ewes are doing ok but lots are abandoning their lambs and foxes are taking their share. Such losses of course are a normal part of farming.  This is where I am not a good farmer.  I hear their high pitched plaintive cries and I immediately set about determining what's going on.  I walk down fence lines checking to see if they are stuck, I stand out on hills surveying the mix ups, which lamb belongs to which ewe - they sometimes get confused.  The cry from a distressed lamb is something I am still not able to deal with unemotionally.  Yesterday I sat on a rock in the paddock and had a little cry for them.