Monday, 21 July 2014

Feral Pigs

We've never seen pigs on our place. 
Only a couple in the last 12 months. 
But now they've been slowly increasing and we've been inundated in the last week.
Three separate mobs in the last 4 days.
We got the majority of one mob on Friday night, leaving only 2 piglets who got away.

Then we found this mob on Sunday afternoon when we didn't have anything to dispatch them with.
I could only shoot with my camera.

The little piglets were pretty cute.
We gave chase,

and then tried to do I don't know what on foot.

Husband was charged by this old sow.
I was charged by her too and screamed and promptly ran and got back in the ute!
Henry was in the ute driving, squealing with laughter!
We felt a bit sorry for her as she seems to be missing her rear right trotter.
We wonder how she lost it, quite possibly another pig ate it off. yuk!

We went looking for them again this afternoon and only managed to find yet another new lot!
They were too far away to shoot. There was the most ginormous boar I've ever seen.
Good god I feel like I'm surrounded by the pigs from the book/movie Hannibal!
 I just hope there's no pig pit that I can fall into!!!!
They terrify me!

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Calves 2014

It's that time of year.
We've got some babies arriving.
I went for a drive to take photos of an old truck and got a surprise at the calves being on the ground, we thought they might have been ready next month.

This girl looks like a balloon about to pop!

I spotted these 2 in the distance.

Their mummas weren't far away.

I think they were happy to keep their babies a bit hidden.

Others are getting huge big bags of milk.

With some blowing teats (look closely at the bag below)

They're constant feeders.

I've counted 6 now.

There may be more hidden in the long grass by their mummas.

They're pretty darn cute!

ps. I am now the parent of a p plater! eek!

Monday, 7 July 2014

I have a 17 year old!!

I now have a seventeen year old son!
My big boy had his birthday last week.
He's almost driving on his own.
Licence test is this Friday.
There's plenty of driving practise going on!

His beautiful sister wanted to make him a special cake.
So together we made the favourite chocolate cake. 
It uses chocolate topping in the batter. Yum. 

Then she separated the smarties into colours to decorate the top.

Then we made a big amount of ganache.
It would be used as glue.

We cut up 3 blocks of Kit Kats.
Worked out we didn't have enough.
4 would have been better.
So we spread them around the cake and then glued them on.

Then we poured the rest of the ganache on the top.
It filled the dip!
Then she started with arranging the smarties.
We contemplated just pouring them on the top, but decided on the circles.

It was a very time consuming and delicate process.
Keeping the recipient out of the kitchen was a big job!

The look on his face was priceless when he saw the finished product.
It certainly had the wow factor!


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