I am a retired qualified gardener. SAHM with 2 boys Dylan 22 who has moved to the gold coast, and Brock 17. And hubby Paul.
We have 2 horses - Shang-Hai, and bobby
5 dogs, Jet the rotty, Ziggy the lab x border collie, Missy, Mickey, Trooper the Jack Russell's. 2 ferret's JIM BEAM and Bob Bundy. Rooster Rhett and his harem of 8 hens.
I breed the jack russell's and ferrets
I got asked this question this morning, just thought i might share it with you
Gosh Julie. I have two rubber stamps. Not Negotiable and a revolving date stamp. I think yours is incredible. How do you find time to do quilting etc along with all of your other activities.??
and this was my answer
well I just make the time, who cares if you can't see thru the windows, the dirty dishes are getting higher, the washing smells, the dogs look hungry, can't see the floor thru dirt, and everyone has to make their own meals. ?? Just fit it all in when I can, I don't work, I have my own craft room, don't really care for talking gossip with the backstabbers, and like to keep to myself.. And of course love the Internet. Well that is just my life, hubby is good to me, as long as I have spent 5 minutes tidying up just before he gets home from work. Then all is fine.?? No seriously I just enjoy creating. I have a few thousand stamps I get them all cheap from ebay. I do the junk shops, and sales and bargain bins. Rarely ever pay full price for anything.
I just do it, probably like someone like yourself playing golf, you just make the time to do what pleases us.
Hi look what I have been up to. I have sort of been working on this for about 6 months. didn't quite know what to do with it. i finished it this afternoon. - well it is an a4 page made with rubber stamp collage. It gets cut up into 9 ATC's and swapped. see i found a purpose for one of my experiments. pity i can't keep it, but ti have it on file. i will get another one in return. thanks for looking
well, my mum nearly fell off her chair when i told her i made plum jam - I will let you in on a secret
I haven't had the cooking bug for about 8-10 years now. See my husband is one of those that likes the woman chained to the sink - don't tell him i said that?? So of course I rebelled??
One day the gas bottle ran out on the stove, so that was the end of my cooking days, gas bottles are about $100. for some reason, not sure what - we never got around to getting a gas bottle for about 3 years. i cooked on a portable electric hotplate and the top of the coonarra for those years. So my passion for cooking was left by the wayside. I always wanted an electric stove, and last Christmas, a year ago my 19yo son bought me an electric stove - took about 6 months and $500 to get it installed. the first thing i did was cook lasagne, and went out for a bit come back to spilling lasgne all over the bottom of the stove, not quite sure why it didn't burn the house down? and it damaged the enamel on the bottom of the oven.
Any, just recently a couple of weeks back I git given a beautiful bag of black plums, so what do you do with a bag of soggy plums from sitting in the sun in the car all day? well, i had never made jam before, so i made up my own recipe, put the plums in, cover with sugar add a little water and some freh lemon juice, and a couple of hours later we have plum soup.? and an hour more to pick out the pips and the skins well that's what it turned out to be. jamsetter my friends tell me is the thing to buy. But it is nice anyway. So I ventured onto the bag of nectarines, chucked them in the sale way. spent more time picking out the pips and the skin. but anyway they were nice heated up with icecream.
Then I my 19yo son again gave me a bread maker for last christmas - giving me the hint i think. so i bought the breadmix, yeast, bread improver and ventured even further into why i stopped doing this cooking things years back? well, they told me the chooks will like it? Nice while it is hot or just warm, but no good the next day. I am trying to improve the fine art of breadmaking, might have to google it?
T'was other son's birthday yesterday, i didn't have the ingredients to make a cake so I made him damper the first time i even ventured into damper, gee i'm getting good he loved it. Flo Bjelke helped me cook a terrible batch of toffees, so we threw them out and Margaret Fulton helped me make a JAW BREAKER batch of bright red toffee. I had just finished making them and hubby comes in and says I am the expert toffee maker - see he used to make it for his younger siblings and his children when they were young (before me). So anyway I passed the task with a big tick.
I have been busy making Atc's cards, and a bit of scrapbooking, lately i went to a class last friday and found this brilliant cards stock with squares punched out - the easy way to make a mosaic. I have been experimenting, not showing you yet til i have mastered the art OK.
That will do for today - I have got more to brag about but, better get some of the housework done - well maybe NOT.
apart from that, well a big limb came down and smashed my shade house to smithereens. I had 4 baby ferrets, sold 2 already. Dylan's mate had a car crash and is in hospital in Melbourne. Gareth had someone smash his windscreen with a rock, so I have no car or ute for a few days til we get a new one. Brock hates going to school I am having so much trouble getting him out of bed. Paul is getting better after his slight stroke. He had another episode at work the other day, so has decided to give up drinking - NEVER HAPPEN???????????? The male sheep are in the freezer, yum. We had a bat inside the other morning, don't know how it got in but it found its way out the front door. Oh! we went to Troy's art show in Melbourne a few months back here is a painting of his. Hubby thinks it is him
I finally have my wedding and engagement rings fixed and on my hand, on the right of course!! I had to have them cut off my ring finger in 1996, that is how long it has been since i wore them THANX MUM.
that's about it, when i think of more i will update again. bye bye