Monday, 5 August 2013

Busy in the yard :)

Well this has been a pretty productive week! We had built a big pen to accommodate foster dogs. We have a kennel which is actually three kennels in one, and a 13m x 13m pen, with a gate. This worked well for its purpose, but we have decided that fostering dogs is just not a thing we can keep up with since Murray is sick. He is in and out of hospital, and I end up with the dog chores, which ok, I didn't mind too much at first - I do love dogs I really do, but they are hard work and if it was ONLY that that I had to do then I wouldn't have had an enormous hissy fit while picking up huge mastiff poops, yelling "get rid of these effing dogs Muz I've had it!" complain. We do have four children to tend to as well as our own dogs and Muz when he is sick, on top of normal house duties. It does get a tad much at time. So now to do our part for the foster dogs we are the storage point for the local foster carers - we accept donations that people make to the rescue group ( Qld Staffy & Amstaff Rescue) food, toys, bedding etc. It's the least we can do to help a good cause. Oh while I'm at it, sending you to Facebook, please Like our Jasper's page too Please Bring Jasper Home We are working to help others reunite with their lost pets, while still hoping that Jasper returns to us. 

Onward to what we've done in the yard. The old dog run is now a huge CHOOK RUN!!! Oh how they love it! we started with two chooks - Laverne and Shirley. Then we got four more - George and Mildred (yes, I know... my son wanted to name his chook George, so I named the other similar one Mildred!) Thelma and Louise. THEN we got a black on and a white one...who our 14 year old daughter named... (omg..) Dr Dre and Eminem *rolling eyes* oh well... whatever lol. 

I don't have photos of the new chook yard but I DO have photos of the transformation which occurred last week. I am in love with it, even though it's not quite complete. It's my new garden shed, but we are going to make a fire pit for the Spring! 
Here are a couple of before and after shots (I LOVE looking at before and after photos, how about you? ) 

The gate is staying there. I've since hung a board that I put little terracotta pots onto with spider plants in them. It's looking better everyday, my little garden nook. 

Well anyways. Until next time! 
Tell me what you have been up to in your garden. Link me to your blog :) 

PS - A sad thing happened two weeks ago. A girl at my eldest daughter's school sadly took her own life, just a couple of weeks short of her sixteenth birthday. I am so heavy hearted whenever I think about it. What could possibly be so so bad in a child's life that they feel like the only way to fix it is to end it. There is ALWAYS help, there is ALWAYS someone who will listen. It's just so sad. This is why I have always told my kids never to be nasty to people, because you never know when that one thing you say that hurts them, might just be the straw that breaks that camel's back. ALWAYS be good to others, and if others aren't good to you, then stay away from them, or get help - never be afraid to talk to someone. There is always a way. Like they say - a problem shared is a problem halved. 

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