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What a busy time we have had, lambing was fairly hectic, probably not hectic but really stressfull this year.  We had a week of horid weather that did not stop and even had 6 inches of snow on the ground and then followed by howling winds and rain.  We thought we weren’t too bad off but we have finished tailing now and  that tells a different story.  Generally we tail 150 – 160% and this year we managed 122%.  Huge loss and it will have a gigantic effect on our farm income.  Not just that but the thought of all those lambs dying in such conditions that we could do nothing about.  But its over now and we can only do what we can do now. 

Amongst this Scrapookoutlets competition has  been running.  Here is another layout that I completed for it, entitled “the bike lesson”  Lionel remembered the book as a kid and has been on the look out to get it for the kids and this Friday Abby brought it home as her library book, and I would just like to add, I am sick of this book LOL.  She must have read it 6 or 10 times before tea that night and countless times after tea, then Saturday morning, afternoon, yep you get the picture.  Was great to see but I was pleased to see it head back to school in her bag 🙂

The bike lesson for SBO challenge

At the end of eight weeks who ever had 100 points got sent this mystery product, and it was kaiser crafts dress up dolls.   Well as soon as I saw it I knew what I wanted to do with it.  I wanted to make Abby a album that had each of her friends in it, both boys and girls, and she absolutely loves it.  There was lots of fantastic ideas for the paperdolls, ranging from ornaments, to go on photo frames, invitations and many other things.  Pop over and have a look in the gallery at www.scrapbookoutlet.co.nz you will love it 🙂

Now the competition has ended things have quietend down (oh and I never won the slice that was so kindly donated by making memories.  They donated three.  thankyou making memories.

I have done this layout since the competition as part of a sketch challenge.  A quick easy one, but it tells the story 🙂

On line there is also a page that I am following on Facebook and it is a photography one.  Each week they have a different challenge and this particular week it was seperation.  My take on it was this photo

Thanks for looking 🙂


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Another week down with SBO challenge.  This was week 6 and our challenge was “Song titles” .  We had to use a New Zealands artists song as a title or part of the lyrics.  Here is my layout titled “Beside you”, sung by Dave Dobbyn.  I’ve done beading along the bottom that took hours to do LOL.

Yesterday Jake went out with Lionel as usual to help with the lambing.  I was inside and saw him coming running from the road, over the fence towards the house, and he had something in his arms.  Well it turned out to be a duck of all things.  those of you that know Jake knows he has this amazing thing with animals.  When he was 5 he would just go out and catch birds, adult birds not babies or anything, hens would sit down for him where as when we go to get them they run like a scorched cat.  Since we’ve been here, hes caught baby eels, baby fish, birds, magpie and now a duck.  Lionel said three flew off from the pond and this one turned around and flew back and landed beside a bush.  Jake just dived over and grabbed it.  He showed Garry and Sam on the way home (it was caught behind Sams house).  We got a couple of photos and then let it go.  So these photos will turn into a layout sooner rather than later 🙂

Wonder what he will get next LOL

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