Monday, January 20, 2014

Morning Glory?

The debate about the name of these gorgeous white flowers… has finally come to an end…

Many said… White Morning Glory…

Close look-a-like…. but really these ones only open in the early evening….

Rob swore blind it couldn’t possibly be Moon Flowers….

But special people, It is…. beautiful Moon flowers…….

I love them…. *sigh*

The other evening while Rob was watering the veggie garden, I stood with wine glass in hand chatting to him about the day and him to me about his day..

While the younger boys were calling catchers around the backyard….

When a bud from the vines caught my eye… it was moving!!!

I kept interrupting Rob’s story to ask if he had seen it too…

To which he scoffed and laughed at me and said

“That’s enough of the wine for you.. babe!”..

and carried on with whatever it was that he was saying…

“blah… blahh.. blaahh..”

And then it happened again….

I literally had to take the man by the hairs on his chest (he never wears a shirt at home!) and make him look…..

He stood for a little just to humour me…

(or may-be ’cause I had his chest hairs in my hand?! Either way he was finally paying attention )

And just as he was about to say something…

It moved again…. This time he noticed too…

Within a few minutes…. the little bud on the vine had opened up to the most beautiful flower I have ever seen…..

Take a peek…

Angie xxx

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Meet The Zulus

Our spring chicken adventure was supposed to start in spring.

Yeah, I hear you saying “Hold on a minute.. Aren’t we half way through Summer??”

Yes friends, we are ~ I know, but sometimes we just gotta roll with the punches and when certain adventures don’t go according to plan we have to know that everything happens for a reason…


Sometimes life just doesn’t pan out the way you thought it would.

The initial super exciting plan.. Just 3 or 4 laying hens.. That’s all… Right??

Then there was the saddest news that chickens just may not be a happening thing this year for our home.

Yes there was despair…

But hey isn’t that life saying hang on a minute, I have something even better just around the corner for you!

You just gotta be a little more patient…

I just couldn’t see that “something even better just around the corner” and patience is not one of my strongest points!

And then life said..

“Hey you, I got you 1 Mama Hen and 4 peelings instead!”

Oh The JOY!!

Meet our gorgeous new Zulu Flock.

Naming them took some time, as I decided that being new members to the family the boys could get first dibbs on names and of course choose their very own peepling from the flock. Another problem we had with names is that besides Mama we have no idea just what gender the peeplings are!

It sure is going to be a surprise…
Here are their names!

1. Mama Zulu aka Mavis

2. Nugget (named by Rob.)

3. Gizmo (named by Joshua.)

4. Pookaloo (named by Garren.)

5. Tikka (named by Tristan.)

Such excitement I tell you…

Now to get the hang of taking photo’s of the ever moving flock…

Angie xxx
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