28 August, 2008

Kitchen Renovations

Kitchen carcass
Leveling the legs

We have started renovating the kitchen and it is now taking shape. Dave built the cupboard carcasses out in the garage and brought them in and we adjusted them in place. That is me on the floor adjusting the legs so the cupboards will be level.

Dave is very clever and handy he has cut the cost on this kitchen renovation by thousands of dollars. The doors, side panel, skirting and top mouldings will be made out of timber which Dave will make himself .The bench top we will order from a kitchen place and I think it will be laminated or then again it could be granite, only because I recently found a company that has a lots of off cuts they can't get rid of and Dave could use them some how in the kitchen and also in other furniture he makes for the shop. We have also made wide drawers that will be just below the bench top to store our pot & pans and also crockery, it will make things easier for Jess or has a bad back and for Dave who has arthritis. It will be a fantastic kitchen with a huge walk in pantry where I can stock up on food and store my jams and pickles etc. I just love the big window that opens outwards so that I can see into the paddocks and the dam. You know life is simple and I feel blessed!

23 August, 2008

More Pics

The lambs are so cute! I love the way they jump with glee and kick their legs in the air. They are testing their mobility and agility as they stand on stumps and race the other lambs around the paddock until mama calls and then its a race back to her for a drink and a cuddle.

Where does the time go

About a month ago we had snow you can hardly see it but it did snow, not much but it was definitely snow. Apart from the snow it has been really cold here and one of the problems I haven't been at my blog is that we have had sick ewes and sick lambs. We had a few ewes just drop and didn't have the energy to get up and feed they were just exhausted from lambing and trying to keep warm. We penned the sheep and gave them extra feed and cracked corn to try to give them extra substance. The really sick ewes I gave a big dose of glucose and over a few days we saw an improvement. We did sadly lose some lambs because of the cold and their frailty. I still have one lamb that has pneumonia and have given it a few injections of penicillin, it is still pretty sick but is up and walking around and feeding.

Snow!!!! Dave couldn't wait to tell everyone!

Farewell "Buddy Surprise"

Farewell "Buddy Surprise"