Category Archives: Spring

The Lilac Tree


In deepest darkest winter I often look out of our back windows and try to remember the lilac tree in spring. Now that it is in full bloom, it is most certainly a place of great serenity. A garden, even … Continue reading

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The New Chicken House


As we continue to feel sorry for our Pecker, the Plymouth Rock rooster, we have plunged ourselves into working on the new chicken house. For many years we admired our neighbour’s little cubby which was built for their young daughters’ … Continue reading

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A Sad Day


First thing this morning we checked on Pecker, picked him up and took him into the garden; sat with him and gave him his medication. His comb was still a little blue. There was a little shiver. We returned him … Continue reading

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A Very Sick Rooster


A Very Sick Rooster.

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A Very Sick Rooster


Poor Pecker the Plymouth Rock rooster is very sick. After consulting the vet – he was such a calm and cooperative boy, she informed us that he had a trachea virus which may or may not have reached his lungs. … Continue reading

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Poor sick Plymouth Rock


Poor sick Plymouth Rock.

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Poor sick Plymouth Rock


Pecker the Plymouth Rock is sick. When we let all the chickens out this afternoon for a quick run, he didn’t sound too good. His breathing was “gurgling” and he did not seem his sprightly self. Just lately he has … Continue reading

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Tractors, Trains and Automobiles


Our first extra warm day. The country towns which surround us are easily accessible and peaceful. If we were to choose the fourth reason why we live here it would be the close proximity to these regional centres. The weekend … Continue reading

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The Backyard Deck


The great Australian bush property or indeed city dwelling is incomplete without a deck. For us, our deck serves many purposes. It is an extra “room” where we can stop and sit under the shade of a leafy tree, enjoy … Continue reading

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Maxi Wombat and Sargie Cat


Maxi Wombat and Sargie Cat.

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