Busy, busy, busy 🙂
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 😉
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 😞
Here are some photos just to keep the old blog chugging along:
Free-ranging Muscovy duckling (nearly grown up now) and Silky hen.
Edgar Allan Poe (the infamous Chinese Silky rooster) looking for Snowy, his number 1 girl.
Must keep the feathers in order (Muscovy duckling grooming)
Non free-ranging vegetables 😉
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 to cage the vegetables but I so didn’t want too 😦 They have feelings too you know #lol
Jazzy the Labradoodle dandy dog waits patiently for a game of catch – waiting, waiting!
Bloody humans #grrrr
Thompson and Thomson are waiting for Snowy 😉
Sometimes a cool drink takes the edge off 😎
Belated happy new year wonderful people in the blogosphere xo
22 thoughts on “Belated Happy New Year”
Hi Gabrielle. Glad you thumb has mended. What a way to spend the festive season! Love the photos. Glad to see you for another year of blogging. Take care.
Thanks Helen 😀 That’s something I never want to experience again – yuk!
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.
Let it be so Charles 😉 and thankyou for your kind words (always)
Thumbs up for the lovely pics. Thumbs down for the injury. Glad to hear you’re on the road to recovery! Happy New year!
Same to you Martin 🙂 and nothing like a thumb pun – hahaha
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.
hahahaha I would love one of those horses – unfortunately we are not set up for horses (no barn and no experience 😉 ) 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 😀 aloha
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.
😀 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!)
bwahahahahaha. i see you have excellent insight once again. exactly. now. where are those close people again? horse day gallivanting on you. aloha. and fun on.
Your garden needs a little chicken poop… no, I mean a little poop, not poop from a little chicken! SIgh!
hahahaha a sailor’s joke 😉 thanks Stafford – good to see you and hope the sea is treating you well.
So glad you’re back and recovering nicely. And what an amazing yard! I’ve been hatching (huh) a theory: happy chickens = happy people. Thoughts?
thanks Nigel 🙂 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 😈) 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 😉 )
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!
They’re very speedy those veges 😉 and Shakespeare was spot on 🙂 thanks colonialist
Happy New Years, Gabe, and belated “ouch!” So glad the whole thumb episode lies in the past where it can function poetically
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!
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) 🙂 Chickens are awesome critters as we well know Aletha (rip Pompi) – I will pop over soon to savour your art 🙂
DIY implants – doesn’t bear thinking about 😯 ‘orrible! Glad you are recovered, Gabe. Thompson and Thompson are too comical 😀
thanks bb 🙂 Thompson and Thomson are always together and always chasing the girls!