Monday, January 31, 2011


With the heat scorching the last week we had a little visitor visit.

This little fella or lady not sure lol must of come in  for a drink from my garden that was just watered.
Scared the Jeepers out of me
as i don't often see a lizard this large in town it was just over a foot.

I didn't dare show the boys or it will still be here as a pet.

Enjoy your week :-}

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Aussie Pride

28yrs 11 hrs and 5 minutes ago i was born on this day.
Happy Australia everybody hope you enjoy your day. 


Australians all let us rejoice,
For we are young and free; 
We've golden soil and wealth for toil, 
Our home is girt by sea; 
Our land abounds in Nature's gifts 
Of beauty rich and rare;
In history's page, let every stage 

Advance Australia fair! 
In joyful strains then let us sing, 

"Advance Australia fair!" 
Beneath our radiant southern Cross, 
We'll toil with hearts and hands;
To make this Commonwealth of ours 

Renowned of all the lands; 
For those who've come across the seas 
We've boundless plains to share; 
With courage let us all combine
To advance Australia fair. 

In joyful strains then let us sing 
"Advance Australia fair!"

Picture sourced from google

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


This is MR 1 the youngest of my 3 boys.
All grow up nearly.
He thinks its about time his mummy lets him feed himself now.
Lets see.

 Yep i reckon he knows what his doing.

Yep and he didn't even make a mess.
I think his mummy will let him feed himself .
oh i cant beleave he is becoming a BIG boy :(

Monday, January 24, 2011


Most of last week we had a BBQ for dinner and the hole family
 loved it.

Robert cooked the Barbie

I made the tomato onion and feta salad
Using some of my basil marinated feta i did back HERE
and is was so good i didn't have too add anything else to it as the flavors work awesome together.



This is what we will be doing most of this week too.
Hope everyone has a great week.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Cabbage rolls

I love cabbage rolls i have had them ever since i can remember
So when i order THIS little beauty

I had to try to make them for myself
I just made my own version up
with mince rice herbs and spices tomato's cooked in a tomato juice
so check these baby's out
 I boiled the cabbage just so i could pull the leaves off.
 I let them cool.
This is my first layer.
i got 4 rows in total
1st step

So here's my last layer.
You just got to make sure you pack them in nice and tight.

I boiled them for an hour and a half and on a low heat. 
Now they tasted really good but i have a few improvements to do.

They where alright for a first try :)

Friday, January 21, 2011


Wow while browsing through blog land  i have come a across Three giveaways in the last week.
I blogged about the first one back HERE who is also having another giveaway HERE.
 I come across this one The Truth About Mummy 
Caz's also  giving one of these away.

So head on over and leave a comment and follow Caz's blog for you chance to enter what great Giveaways.

Our Animals

Here are some pics of our little herd and horses.

Here is some of the last calves born
The smallest is from the first set of calves born.
We where very excited about this little fella.

Here is most of our cattle we have 21 cows + our bull.
We started off with 12 and lost 4 to bloat very sad :(
We sold 3 steers back HERE
And are awaiting the rest of our calves from our first lot of calves born very exciting.
Funny thing was i didn't want cattle to begin with but its been something that rob has wanted to do for a long time so i went along with it and i tell you what I'm glad i did.

Below are rob pride and joy.
Although he doesn't do much with them these day
but back in the day.
He used to steer wrestling with 2 of these horses
Not the little brown and white one though that's the boys horse lol.
Butsa Richie
who will be coming back in so the boys can ride him.

The first 2 are robs good old faithfuls think they have retierd at this stage lol
Hope you all enjoy your weekend.

Thursday, January 20, 2011


OH MY this is one of my many favorite Greek foods
My mums is the best at making this
but I'm second behind her well i like to think i am anyways lol

Delicious layers of vegetables  and mince
So it starts off  with potato then a mince sauce ,egg plant and mince sauce again  zucchini, mince sauce potato for the final layer of veg top with the yummiest white sauce......

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Ive never seen a mouse look so pretty. 
I just had to enter this giveaway.
You see my 1yr thought my last one belong in the toilet
i washed it out and pop it in the dryer
and it actually worked again but only survived for 3 weeks lol
Poor me has my old Dodge plug in one back
So fingers crossed for me.
Head on over HERE and join in.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Baby birds

We came across this nest at my cousins house and the boys just loved checking out these little birds.
Bayley wanted to have a hold lol but i told him that if he were touch them the mother would attack him so he said OK we will just leave them there smart thinking.


Monday, January 17, 2011


From this 
 To this 
I brought some squid from the supermarket frozen and it was 5 dollars a bag.
Bayley just Love's calamari rings so i figured i would make my own and i get triple the amount in making my own then buy the pre made ones.

I made my own crumb an added some herbs and spice.
I used a pair of scissors to cut the squid into rings then
dip them in flour 
and in an egg wash
then in my crumb
 I fried them in a shallow pan of oil just so they were covered on a high heat for about 2 min
They were so yum even Jordan ate them we just called them fish rings as that's all Jordan eats is fish lol

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Hmmm Photos

While going through my phone i found these photos
I wonder who could of taken these

A drink
A grape

Bayley eating a grape

and just bayley
I often find photos i didn't take in my phone.
Jordan is pretty clever at working out thing to do with electronics
Even like the morning i found him playing game on the Internet how he connected to the Internet typed in what he was looking for and then to play it i don't know lol

Friday, January 14, 2011

Growing goodness

Well my garden of herbs and few veg and fruit are growing great now

Here are some of my chilies
 My thyme basil and parsley are growing like crazy
 Raspberries are all over the bush now
Shallots are doing well
 My capsicums have just started to grow Finlay not sure if they are late Bloomer's or not in season hmm.

Thursday, January 13, 2011


So the girls and I decided at work tonight that any tips that go in to our tip jar we will donate to the flood victims.

Good work girls where already @ $20 on our first night
love this little town we live in everyone is so giving...

Marinated feta

One of my favorite cheese is FETA.
My cousin told me about this yummy feta a while ago that was marinated with sun dried tomato's in oil. 
So i had to try it.
I headed down to the shop where it was stocked and bought myself a jar.
ooh my
I fell in love it tasted so good only problem was a jar would last me two days and it cost $15 a jar well worth it but a bit costly.
If we were to buy feta in bulk we could marinate it our self.
So that is what we did the SIL and I.
When i went to Sydney i bought 2kg back with me
that was the first attempt.
And it was that good we had to do it again.
At 7.99 a kilo i walked out of the shop with 4 kilos 2 for me and 2 for the SIL.
Now that's a saving.
Where just feta crazy lol.

 I marinaded 8 jars.
First i soaked my feta over night in a solution of half milk and half water just to draw some of the salt out i then drained it and dried the feta with paper towel
THEN the fun began
1st one is chili, 2nd i made a pesto up and added it in, the next 2 are basil, the 5th one is olive and garlic, 6th is thyme and garlic and the last one is sun dried tomatoes.
I used vegetable oil in these as the last time i used olive oil it congealed in the fridge.
So time to marinate for a week and a bit and the should be done but the longer there left there the better they taste.
YUMMO cant wait.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Flood Appeals

The action is a skein of Sea Sock by Dragonfly Fibers in the Canyon Flower colourway.
70% superwash merino and 30% sea cell put up at 378yds/4oz
What a great idea. 

A friend of mine has just found out that a former Cobar resident and family has be evacuated from there home in Queensland she has also started to raise some money too help them out.  
Its great too see a lot of other fundraisers out there to lend a helping hand.

 Very sad what is happening out there
So dig deep people I've made my donation have you made yours.

Pop's Birthday

Now i got a bit inspired with this cake from here you see i was too sick to go to my nephews birthday and i missed out on THIS oh my it looked so yum.
So i had an idea the boys would help make on for pops birthday. lol
And that they did.
We made a 4 layer cake out of 2 packet cake mixes and separated it in to 4 equal parts and the four colours to each one then baked them.
So we let these cool over night.
Then we added jam and cream to each layer.

Iced it with a butter icing with a dash of blue colouring.
And there you have it lol
Well the kids loved it lol

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Too The Market

Around 2 years ago we bought our first lot of Cows in calf we lost a few to bloat but after all we had 8 little healthy calves out of them we got 3 steers
 Those 3 steers went to market last Friday
YAY it only took  2 year lol too make some money off them we did very well
Got $2.15 a kilo so in all about $2.500 witch will go back into the cattle but now that we have more sets of calves more will be going to the market real soon.

Christmas 2010

So where back from our holiday away and now can blog about the past few weeks.
So first off is Christmas day.

It started off a little like this
and this

I think we might of had a visitor YAY
Santa has been  
now was time to start unwrapping all the presents
 The boys also found these outside from Santa

Bailey now has his own motorbike for out bush
And this is for the three of them but Jordan is going to do all the driving.

So there is present time out of the way now for lunch.
This year i was ment to tone it down a little and not cook so much but of course that didn't work we end up with that much yummy food.
so here's a peak on some of the food we ate on Christmas day.
Oyster's Mornay and Kilpatrick

Honey glazed ham and roast lamb

 Prawns roast potato pumpkin and honey glazed carrots
And we lunched on with some of these people,

What a fantastic day it was.