Monday, March 23, 2009
I was given an award for going against the flow from Cassie , Thank you Cassie!
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
An old man stood up in the back and slowly came forward, he picked up the bow and smoothed off the dust, he gently took the old violin from the auctioneers hands and ran his hands over it, tightening the strings and rubbing off the dust. He lifted it to his shoulder and played a sweet melody that sounded like an angel singing.
After a while the old man stopped playing and set down the violin, and went back to his seat. The auctioneer, held it up again and said "One thousand dollars, who'll make it two?.... two thousand dollars, who'll make it three?.... three thousand dollars... going... going... gone!"
The crowd cheered, some of them didn't understand though "What made it go from nothing to some thing precious?" they asked.
The auctioneer smiled and said softly "It was the touch of a Master's hand."
Some of us are like that battered violin, worn, from the cares of this world... They are seen as worthless bits of junk by others. Until they are touched by the Master's hand.
Monday, March 16, 2009
The day before this creek was dry.
One of the cows was doing a leap of joy (I think she was joyful because she got out of her paddock, grrr!!), except I wasn't quick enough to catch the whole leap just the landing :(
This is the 'Channel' as we call it, before 21 mils of rain it was just a muddy trickle
This was a log that I had never seen before so I am not exactly sure where it came from...
Well I have to go :)
P.S. update of previous post 'Confusion'; I chose the non-fiction writing course.
Saturday, March 14, 2009
1. I live on a farm
2. I own a horse
3. I had surgery earlier this year
4. I love castles (anything to do with castles, like jigsaw puzzles, pictures, movies, and of course the castle its self :)
5. I own about 100 clothes patterns
6. I love reading
7. I love writing (if only I was good at it!)
8. I like making things
9. I have an obsession with birds (eagles and wrens mostly)
10. I like riding motor bikes :)
11. I play the piano
12. I go gooey over kittens (its OK, I don't do this often, lol)
13. I wish I could fly
14. I love classical music (can anybody tell me how to put a play list on my blog??)
15. I once watched someone try beat the Guinness world record for throwing golf balls (it was my Dad, he couldn't throw them far enough to beat the world record though)
16. I am a pyromaniac (it runs in the family :)
17. I am teaching myself how to play classical piano
18. I could never be a vegetarian
19. My favorite country in the world is Germany (it has my favorite castle in it, Neuschwannstein!)
20. I hate flat country (wow, I am almost there!)
21. I am about 1 year behind in all my shcool work :(
22. I have sword fights with my brother using unwrapped news papers
23. I own my own sewing machine
24. I love sewing
25. I am good at maths
I didnt think I would make it to 25!
Now I have to tag other people, ummm who?
Thursday, March 12, 2009
How to milk cows
How to make a figure eight knot with wire (this is really hard on your thumbs)
How to pull a calf (preferably without Dad's help)
How to drive a tractor (I am not good at this)
How to drive and handle a motor bike at high speeds (I am Ok at this, not wanting to boast)
How to hunt cows on a motor bike/horse (this is where the high speeds come in handy)
How to do all the plumbing on a irrigation system
How to turn on an irrigation pump (there are numerous checks one must do)
How to fix all farm fences and gates (also preferably with out Dad's help)
How to bring a calf back from the brink of death (some people are more gifted at this than others, I am not one of the gifted ones)
How to administer Magnesium/Calcium to cows
How to do operations on bull calves (Dad usually does this)
How to rake hay
How to feed cows (the tractor driving comes in handy at times like these)
How to recognise grasses (I can not do this, but apparently it all takes time)
How to fix things (things could mean anything, from cows, to your self, to a water trough)
How to quick fix things (this isn't usually the same as 'fixing' things)
Then there are the things normal 15 year old girls should know:
How to cook
How to clean
How to handle children
How to clean up after children
How to wash clothes
How to sew
How to embroider (this isn't always necessary, but it could impress your future mother-in-law)
How to bake (this is different to cooking, you bake cakes and pies, also yummy little morsels)
How to be Kind, Gentle, Patient, Good, Determined, Meek (unfortunately I am not very good at many of these)
How to Love (God's way, not man's)
Then there are the ones anybody should know by the time they are 15:
How to read
How to write
How to add
How to subtract
How to multiply
How to divide
How not to kill ones self doing your daily routine :)
I hope you all enjoy reading my... dunno what to call them yet, well my lists anyway :D
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Blackie, my horse (well pony really, but of the equine species!)
All in all it was a very interesting experience, teaching something I had only known my self for two days!
Monday, March 9, 2009
I have been reading a lot of people's blogs lately, it seems like every one has something to write these really super long blog posts about... and here I am complaining about making decisions :P. Do people just train their thoughts so they can retain important bits of information that could end up as a blog post??? I don't know... I know when I think of something, it kind of goes "Oh, I thought that... next!", My brain must go to fast :) (I expect some of you can tell by reading this, lol!)
Well I really need to go and do my chores...
I will write more later!! :D
Sunday, March 8, 2009
It is so good to get together with other young people, and play games and have fun (we don't get to do this much). I guess its kinda like a youth group but very unorganised! For a while all the people in the younger generation were very shy of each other, and that went on for ages until we decided we all mustn't be that bad and actually talked to each other!
well I am so sorry this is short but my sister wants to get on the computer. And I am about to fall asleep over the key board!
Saturday, March 7, 2009
I am hoping to finish my jean's skirt today so I had better go and get it done, and make sure my sister doesnt wreck my sewing machine while she is trying to sew! :)
Bye for today!
Friday, March 6, 2009
Fudge, my sister's horse, never liked his hooves being trimed but he hadnt had a trim in a long time so his feet were hurting him a bit, so he grudgingly allowed Dad to pick his feet up and chop away until he decided it was much to hard work to stand, so he sat!
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
I'm going to be 15 in 3 months. Which I am sooo looking forward to, it means I am practically a woman, it also means I am old enough to get a job, apply for courses and hmm not much else. Any way there are a few courses I would like to apply for and maybe even a job I could get. The courses are Certificate II in Business Administration and the other is a writing course, the question is do I want to do one of them or both of them? I am thinking about doing both. But then there are other questions like, how to fit in my jobs at home and around the farm? what about my schooling? should I drop out or will I keep going? What if I get a job in three months? will I be able to handle both of them? what socks will I wear tomorrow?!?! I think you get the point, lol!
I did one of my favorite things today, I went with my sisters and Mum to the local opportunity shop... I enjoy shopping for clothes, especially when modest clothes are so hard to find! But what I enjoy more is looking through all the old dress patterns, and there was almost a box full of wedding dress patterns! Yes they came from last century and yes they are very out of date but I love them, and I collect them, I have about 100 I think so another twenty or so doesn't do much for the collection but you never know they might just come back into fashion one day (or more likely people will see them and go EEK that is so gross! and have the same expression my sister had on her face when I walked up to the counter with an arm load of them :D ).
Well I have to go do my evening chores then get ready for tomorrow (ie. find my socks!).