Belated Happy New Year

Belated Happy New Year

Busy, busy, busy ๐Ÿ™‚

The school holidays are coming to a close and they have gone so quickly.

I seem incapable of getting through my To Do list. Is this a common problem?

It’s not all my fault ๐Ÿ˜‰

Christmas Eve I was wiping down a bench and I managed to get a piece of metal stuck in my thumb – stuck deep inside like a medical implant. Lucky it missed the bone, but I spent the next week seeing doctors, getting x-rays and ultrasounds, and waiting long periods in waiting rooms!

The thumb got infected (of course) before the metal was extracted and after it was extracted – fun, fun, fun #NOT

Many antibiotics were consumed.

Anyhoo, it is all healed now and I am only left with an uneasy feeling that something sharp will be lurking somewhere in my vicinity at all times ๐Ÿ˜ž

Here are some photos just to keep the old blog chugging along:


Free-rangingย Muscovy duckling (nearly grown up now) and Silky hen.

Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe (the infamous Chinese Silky rooster) looking for Snowy, his number 1 girl.


Must keep the feathers in order (Muscovy duckling grooming)

veges 2014

Non free-ranging vegetables ๐Ÿ˜‰

Yes, the young Stafford was right – I needed to fence the vege patch (he’s a wise person that Staffo).

Deep down I knew I needed toย cage the vegetablesย but I so didn’t want too ๐Ÿ˜ฆ They have feelings too you know #lol

Jazz 2014

ย Jazzy the Labradoodle dandy dog waits patiently for a game of catch – waiting, waiting!

Bloody humans #grrrr

thompson and thomson

Thompson and Thomson are waiting for Snowy ๐Ÿ˜‰


Sometimes a cool drink takes the edge off ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Belated happy new year wonderful people in the blogosphere xo

22 thoughts on “Belated Happy New Year

  1. Sorry to hear about the thumb…not the best way to start the new year…but I’m sure it was just a case of getting the worse over first…and so the rest of the year will be smooth sailing…best wishes of the new year…thanks for the photos.

  2. aloha and belated. . . . wait. Happy New Year all year long Gabrielle. and well being healing on your thumb and the feeling that lingers in your skull.

    fun on the photos. i saw a horse i thought you might like. i think it would go well in your menagerie. of course at that time (initially) i was not aware of the price on these animals. still. . . . these horses. . . . wow. google and explore Gypsy Vanner (horses) images and videos. especially videos where they run. the visuals are beautiful. and their attitude is stunning too (like a best well behaved dog).

    fun on the rest of the new year to you. aloha.

    1. hahahaha I would love one of those horses – unfortunately we are not set up for horses (no barn and no experience ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) but I did want to get one eventually – especially as Tessa really loves horses (so do I) – I watched some videos of them – what a beautiful horse ๐Ÿ˜€ aloha

      1. yeah. i’m not at all comfortable with owning a horse. i like them. and would like to know them better. my experience with them is only occasionally. but that from the time i was little till now. the Gypsy Vanner just took my wow and bounced it off the ceiling when i began to learn of them. so i had to share that with you. i hope Tessa get’s her chance with horses. fun on. aloha.

        1. ๐Ÿ˜€ thanks Rick (the best horses are owned by someone very close to you, who do all the hard work and fork out all the money involved, but who let you ‘play’ with the horse whenever you want!)

    1. thanks Nigel ๐Ÿ™‚ I do believe that chickens have the ability to make people happy, yes, or more contented than they would be otherwise – if I’m in a bad mood (and this happens often ๐Ÿ˜ˆ) and I go outside and listen to the chooks I will always perk up a bit – my chooks always come running up to me when they see me and that makes me feel pretty good (even though I know they are just after some food – hahaha – we delude ourselves don’t we ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

  3. Shakespeare had something to say about your mishap –
    By the pricking in your thumb
    Something nasty your way had come!
    Nice shots of the residents, and it must have needed a fast shutter speed to capture the local lettuce in action!

    1. where only symbolism or metaphor can escape, but thumb feelings are happy once more — and drat that “enter” key, btw, who jumped the gun — anyway, glad to see that the farm critters all cavort cheerfully! Those chooks really are glad to see you, too! Chickens are lovely people …. Sending you many smiles!

      1. hahahaha an injured thumb that functions poetically is much more preferable to one that doesn’t function well at all (and which hurts a heap) ๐Ÿ™‚ Chickens are awesome critters as we well know Aletha (rip Pompi) – I will pop over soon to savour your art ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. DIY implants – doesn’t bear thinking about ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ‘orrible! Glad you are recovered, Gabe. Thompson and Thompson are too comical ๐Ÿ˜€

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