odds and ends

odds and ends


First time Broccoli


Double Trouble – I’m the headless chook bottle feeding Raspberry and Pippin

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Sheba is very unimpressed with the ever increasing size of the pack (and her order in it ๐Ÿ˜‰ )


Can you guess what this is?



Having some technical and other issues at the moment.

My PC is on the way out and needs to be replaced ASAP. It is literally falling apart.

My rural (even though we are only 10 minutes drive to a major town) internet connection is as slow as a wet week (and to make it worse my monthly download allowance has been reached – thanks to the kiddliewinks)

My email is not working so I have to use another computer to access my email! It is some sort of bug related to updates.

And most importantly, my brother Daniel has been very ill in hospital for the past week (though is now at home) and is having great difficulty eating and drinking because ofย  a chronic condition ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

The good news is the kids are back at school and almost enjoying it ๐Ÿ™‚

30 thoughts on “odds and ends

  1. I have to know what that last image is Gabe… hope life settles down for you and yours. Take care, G

    1. Ok Graham – cross your legs ๐Ÿ˜‰ it’s the remains of Pippin the mini goats scrotum and testes after the breeder used banding to desex him #ouch – fell off him last week, to Michael’s horror!

  2. Hi Gabrielle, very busy…pets and potager is a lot of work but it is coming good, your brocoli looks delicious! Do you like rapini? It is my fav. veggie but not for everyone. Sorry for Daniel…
    the last picture looks like a guinea pig , angora, with a nice green scarf ๐Ÿ˜‰ keep well!

    1. I’ve never heard of rapini but googled some images and it looks yummy ๐Ÿ™‚ See above answer to Graham for the ‘what is this photo’ question (guinea pig with a scarf – hahaha) thanks Ben

    1. The technical problems are slowly being solved Kate – thankyou – I have got my download capacity back and am backing up my PC so I can transfer files to the new one – and the new PC is wow amazing, so I am excited.

    1. hahaha the kids will be having reduced access immediately ๐Ÿ˜‰ thanks colonialist – I haz a new PC which I am in the process of setting up – brother is out of hospital and feeling somewhat better after being hydrated by drip.

    1. Thanks bb ๐Ÿ™‚ It does look a bit like a rabbit’s paw (my Grandma used to have one for luck, as people did back then) – it’s a mini goat scrotum and testicles ๐Ÿ˜‰

        1. bwahahahaha – the breeder did that, not me – I couldn’t do that to the poor little goaties – Shirl is safe (well I wouldn’t use a band anyhoo – hahaha – straight for the sharp knife)

  3. Used to breed goats twenty years ago or so -British Saanen and Toggenbergs. Never had the billies done, though. Raised them to three months, then to the butchers. The meat is very good – somewhere between very lean lamb and veal.
    Regards from the old country – Mike.

  4. Hi Gabe, sorry to hear about those traumas. Funnily enough, or not so funny at all, even though I live in a largish regional centre, my internet is rubbish too – it’s generally very slow and whenever it rains it drops out completely. But I’m sure Tony Abbott’s got this under control (probably not…most likely not).

    1. I know what you mean – just cloud cover stuffs up my connection. Tony Abbott’s NBN is the equivalent of paying bananas and getting monkeys or something like that Nigel ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. Hi Gabe, sorry to hear Daniel has been unwell. Thank you also for first time visual of goat scrotum – it looks like a tiny guinea pig. Could be used as a warning for sex ed classes in school, on the likely outcome of sexual diseases.

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