Sunday, August 30, 2009

My weekend...

Well at the moment I am sitting at my Aunts computer, drinking my morning coffee, writing this post :). (the last part was obvious!)
On Friday, we dropped Ayala and Sarah off at the train station (did I mention that they were doing a sign language course?), then my Dad dropped Dan and I with Aunty Jane at Tamgambalenga (dont worry about pronoucing it correctly, lol!! But just for your information it is said Tam-Gam-Bal-Enga).
Yesterday we went skiing, it was foggy and it rained sometimes, by the end of it my legs felt like they were going to fall off and I was going to die of hypothermia (ok, I admit I am exadurating slightly, lol but right then it seemed to be the easy option!). I was soaked to the skin and Dan and Aunty Jane werent much better.
Well will finish this later because we are going gor a bike ride...

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

American V. Australian

Sigh... I am almost 100% sure that I am one of the only Christian Australians on! It must be an American thing to have a blog... Why? I have no idea! I know of only 2 people (outside my family, my family would make it 4) who have blogs who are Australians! One of them has NEVER written in it and is not a Christian (so he doesnt count!) the other I dont even know her name :P.
I would like to be proved wrong that there are only 3 Christian people in Australia who blog... Anyone???

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Once in Royal David's City

This morning I started humming... I was not thinking about what I was humming and in truth I didn't know what I was humming! I was indeed surprised when Mum told me that it "Was not Christmas yet." :), I then realised that I had been humming the song Once In Royal David's City, a song I the opportunity to learn a few years ago on the piano and a song I hadn't heard or played in about a year, it was a completely random song to be humming! I realised that I had never read the lyrics to it, so I did a google search (the wonderful things I learnt off you Kate S. :D) and thought I would share my findings with all my followers (and of course those anonymous people who would ever happen upon my blog).
Once in royal Davids city,
Stood a lowly cattle shed,
Where a mother laid her Baby,
In a manger for His bed:
Mary was that mother mild,
Jesus Christ, her little Child.
He came down to earth from heaven,
Who is God and Lord of all,
And His shelter was a stable,
And His cradle was a stall:
With the poor, and mean, and lowly,
Lived on earth our Saviour holy.
For He is our childhood's pattern;
Day by day, like us, He grew;
He was little, weak, and helpless,
Tears and smiles, like us He knew;
And He cares when we are sad,
And he shares when we are glad.
And our eyes at last shall see Him,
Through His own redeeming love;
For that Child so dear and gentle,
Is our Lord in heaven above:
And He leads His children on,
To the place where He is gone.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

The week I didnt post...

Why is it when ever I post lately I am tired and worn out? I personally dont know... Well anyway here is the rest of the week that I didnt post.

On Wednesday my Mum and I got some small square (they are actually rectangle) hay bales, for my garden. I prepared the ground a couple of weeks ago. So anyway I now have a half made (bodged up) greenhouse. I (with the help of my Mum and my dear little brother :) made a square with the bales and put bent pipe over the top and tied it all down... now all I have to do is get my Dad to help my find some clear plastic (back at our other farm).

Thursday my brother gave me a driving lesson in the old car we use to go around the farm. *Shudders* I dont think I'm very good, I kept stalling it! But... I am probably not the worst person to ever drive that car :D (ie. my teacher, lol). I am glad I am learning now so I have a year to practise before I am lawfully allowed to drive on the road!

Friday... what happened Friday?... I dont think anything happened Friday :D

Umm I think that is it... Sorry this is kinda short, I just dont have much to say this week. I guess I should go plant some potatoes :D (or something like that, lol)!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

80 posts! Rain water and weekend

Yay, I have 80 posts! Only 20 more till I reach 100!

Its Sunday afternoon, its raining cats and dogs and my Dad is collecting rain water off our roof to make Coloidal Silver , and we tested the water and it is almost exactly pure water! The water on the farm is out of a dam and it has like 200 parts per million (which it really disgusting! I think Dad said that the drinkable limit is 500 parts per million) and the water that came off our roof is like 10 parts per million which is practically pure!

The weekend... *Sigh*... Exhausting!! LOL but fun :). We had Kurt staying out again, he has got so much energy! After a weekend of watching him you feel exhausted!

Friday, after I wrote, it was a pretty normal day until we noticed another cow having trouble calving! The calf died... It is so annoying! Two in one day! It is so hard not to let it get to you, you just have to harden your self and get on with the day. I know from experience that it is hard, really hard! It is impossible to grieve for every little calf that dies, if you did you would get depression!

Well I really need to go (and do what I am not sure, lol).
Till next time then!
Katherine Alice

Friday, August 14, 2009

hectic morning!

Well after I wrote the last post I went and got 6 cows and calves in to the dairy yards and was trying to get another one in when I saw a heifer lying in the creek having trouble giving birth. It was obvious that the calf was dead and had been for sometime. After a lot of hassle and elbow grease we got the calf out about an hour or so later (at about 10). By that time we knew we weren't going to make it into town before 12 to put my job application in, so I came back to the house and finished it off (ie. getting the referees, making phone calls and uploading the forms) and with 15 minutes to spare sent it in via email.
This morning when I found the cow, I knew that it would probably take a few hours so I just prayed "Father in Heaven, if its your will I apply for this job YOU do the miracle! And I wont worry about it.".
I dont really care if I get this job, it isnt what I want to do in my life but right now its an open door and if it isnt right thing for me God wont let me get the job, now all I have to do is wait and oh I hope the rest of the day doesn't hold any more surprises! Tatblol (The Author of this Blog is Laughing Out Loud)!
Gotta go, still have things to do!
Bye for now
Katherine Alice

I'm so excited!!!!

I checked my inbox this morning and I had an email from the editor of a Aussie girls magazine called REAL (Respect. Enjoy. Aspire. Love) asking if I wanted one of the articles I wrote for Heywire (mentioned it in the last post) PUBLISHED!!! :O I was so surprised, I still cant believe it! LOL!
Well I gotta go, I have a lot to do today, I have to put my job application in (I'm excited about that too:) and right now I have to go check cows and feed the calves :D.
I'm sooo excited! LOL!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

An Update

Well since I last posted (on Monday) hardly anything has happened but I am kind of bored so I guess I will try ramble on about nothing.

Some time last week my Dad accidentally hit his shin with a big hammer and was limping around then the next day or so he was working in the dairy and he got a little bit mad at a cow and he kicked it *shudders*. He saw the doctor yesterday and had an X-ray... He has successfully broken his toe in about 4 pieces!!! So he is kinda stuck inside, I will just make mention that my Dad hasnt spent more than a day inside in his whole life (!) so he is getting really bored, lol (and he will have to spend the most of the next 6 weeks indoors)!

I have been sick since last weekend, it is getting really annoying... Not that is much I can do about it!

I have started to write for a website called Heywire, its a competition but you can put blog posts on it as well, its for teenagers in farming Australian, its interesting to see what other farming Aussie kids are writing about. Actually it can be quite depressing :P, but interesting all the same.

I am up at 11:00 PM writing Key Selection Criteria, my application letter and my resume (actually I finished my resume this morning) for this job that I'm going to apply for, lol still cant tell you what it is (well I can but I am not going to:). Ayala is up with me helping me (well that was until she got side tracked talking to someone on Facebook, lol, no seriously Ayala helped heaps!) and we are practically done now. We still have to think of two people who can act as referees! I didnt realise that I dont know very many people.

Well gotta go, am really tired and need to finish off so I can go to bed.

Till next time I write!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Ahh Monday again... which means A young Maiden's daybook

A Young Maiden's Day book

Today... Monday 10 August 2009
Outside my window... Its half cloudy half sunny, quite cold.
I am thinking... That I am really tired and that I feel sickish.
I am thankful for... Being able to put stuff into words sometimes.
I am wearing.. Track suit pants, long sleeved blue and red checkered shirt, green jumper.
I am reading... I Isaac Take Thee Rebekah by Ravi Zacharias, great book, not finshed yet, and I started reading The Secret of the Notebook by Eve Haas, its really interesing.
I am creating... nothing really
One of my favorite things... sleep and feeling well not sick
For education this week... writing (like always) and what ever else I get time to do.
A keeper at home skill I am learning/using... none this week (yet).
For the rest of the week... feeding calves every morning and trying to rest to get over this cold/flu.
A picture to share... This is soo cute! But its bad cos every time I look at it I want to fall asleep :)!

Sunday, August 9, 2009


A weed leaf that I thought looked a bit weird cos of all the holes.

Yours truly (this has got to be the best self portrait I have ever taken!)

Random shot...
Our Momma cat, she was a good model.

This would make a good blog header I think... hmmm...

I dont know what this is *Shrugs*
Nother one of our cat (like I said, she is a good model!)

"I's (eye's) watching you!"

This is the hay rake, I was hoping that this would turn out slightly better.

I dont know which one I like better... hmmm.

I'm not sure what this piece of machinery was called but it looked kinda cool.

Is this "The egg was THIS big!"? or "This is the size of the posts."?

I was supposed to upload these earlier, I know! But I guess I just got too busy and didnt think... After I said I would upload the photos sometime today I went outside to do my daily jobs (getting any cows that have calved in, feeding the calves... etc.) There were two cows that needed to be got in, one who had calved yesterday, and the other was one who I am 100% sure she had had her calf but seemed to have misplaced it, lol they seem in the habit of doing that sometimes! The cow with the calf was pretty easy to get in but the other cow... Hmm let me just say she is NOT my favorite cow right now.... Anyway if I continue I WILL ramble on and on till you (or me, which ever comes first) are bored out of your brains!

I hate uploading photos cos they always take ages!! (I guess that is why there arent many photos on my blog :). I have a heap more I took that day of my brother's handywork lol, so I will try post them sometime soon!
Till then!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Latest News

I wrote this on Friday.

BTW, if anyone was wondering about the sudden change of music from Gospel to Irish tap/river dance music, I got infected with it the first time I ever saw tap/river dance on TV when I was just a little kid. I absolutely LOVE it!!! All of the music on my play list (except two songs) were off a tap/river dance video call The Lord Of The Dance.

On Thursday, as we planned, we went to Albury/Wodonga for our dentist appointments, which for some of us went well *evil laugh*! Sarah walked up the dreaded hall way first, a few minutes later she came back and said "X-ray."
My brother, looking very scared, took the second walk and came back half an hour later with a fat lip.
Lastly I walked up the hall way (Isn't it funny how you think of things like "Walking the Plank" or "Sheep being led to the slaughter" when you are walking up the hall way toward that dreaded white room! lol). The dentist had a look at my teeth and said "X-ray." My first thoughts were "Awesome!! You are the best dentist in the WORLD!" I did not say that because that would be completely out of character, lol.
So we went and got the X-rays. Have you ever seen your teeth on X-ray? if you haven't it is very weird, it was quite interesting and kinda scary (scary, cos you can see all the stuff that is wrong with your teeth!). Anyway enough about the Dentist.
What other news do I have to tell you?? umm, I am thinking about applying for a job, I wont tell you much about it just in case I don't get it.
I will upload photos later today. I don't think I will have time to do it right now.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

just an update

Hi all,
I am very sorry I haven't posted in a while, I have made a bad habit in telling myself "I wont post till something interesting has happened." and when something does happen and when I get around to writing the blog post I say to my self "But that wasn't very interesting, I'll wait." *sigh* well that kind of thought wont get me anywhere! Just so you know, today will only be words although I have a LOT of pics I want to put up, I don't have time this morning. Yesterday we had a bit of an outing on the farm (like we do every day), but yesterday was special! We took the CAMERA!!! Yay! We aren't very good good at taking the camera places and so there for we don't get pictures :P which can be annoying sometimes, like when a pen-friend asks for a picture of me I go "Uhh, sorry about this but, ummm, the last photo of me I have was taken two years ago!", hehe it can be funny too :D!!
Well anyway there have been a few things happen lately. After my parents went to meet with our boss, because they discussed the things that needed to be done around the farm, we have been getting ready to build a shed near the house so that Dad can work on machinery and fix stuff. Its all very exciting! So yesterday a friend who knows about this kind of thing came and had a look at the site (which is now scattered with bits of machinery) to see how hard it would be to level, and while they talked and measured I had fun taking random shots of them, the machinery, our Momma cat and me and my shadow, lol! Then when I got back to the house I cropped and polished as best I could :D (Which isn't very good at all!). Hope you like them.

Just one tiny little thing...

You have to wait till tomorrow to see them!! Mwhahaha! :D Cos I have a dentist appointment today and I need to feed the poddies and get ready before 8 am and its now 20 to 7!! AHH!!!
Got to fly!

Monday, August 3, 2009

*sigh* so tired... :) #10 Young Maidens Daybook

Well as the title says I am writing this at an unearthly hour... 6:30 AM. I guess it really isn't all that unearthly, lol, but it is when you have already been up for 3 and a half hours. But that story isn't all that interesting so I don't think I will tell it.
Well Saturday was spent marking, sorting, de-horning, ear tagging, and spray painting our poddie calves. Actually that list should probably read sorting, marking, ear tagging, de-horning, spray painting and sorting again, lol! Ok to explain (if you are squeamish do not continue reading this)...
Sorting= we had a few cows in with the calves.
Marking= is a nice word for castrating (I wont go into details).
Ear tagging= Because we cant buy or sell or move cows/calves with out some sort of ID (so that if they have diseases the Government can track and stop the spread, just one aspect) we have to fit an electronic ear tag to their ears (just like getting their ears pieced, except that the ear tag is permanent and they cant change them for prettier ones, lol).
De-horning= A lot of cattle have horns, which can be dangerous for humans and for other cattle so we have to remove them. This is probably one of my least favorite jobs to do, because it involves either cutting the horns off with huge clippers or (if the horns are still very small) you can burn them and because it kinda stunts the growth and this is the most humane way of doing it. A lot of people don't know this but cutting off horns is not as painless as cutting off a toe nail and there is a lot of blood involved. I wont go any further into detail because even though I am not squeamish at much at all it made me feel ill.
Spray painting= this was fun! We had to paint a dot on the top of their tails to tell which ones we wanted where. Some were going back to Cudgewa and some others were going to our boss' farm up near Sydney and some of them we were keeping here because they still need to gain a lot more weight before they go anywhere.
A Young Maiden's Day book
Today... Monday 3 August 2009
Outside my window... The sky has really dark rain clouds over it, the grass is an iridescent green, its been light for about 1/2 an hour.
I am thinking... That I am happy that I got to video chat with Cassie yesterday!!! And I cant wait to talk to her again :D and that I am really tired.
I am thankful for... God's grace, and that I am weak but He is strong.
I am wearing.. My pink p.j.s and am wrapped in a blanket (the best way to be at this time of morning, lol).
I am reading... I Isaac Take Thee Rebekah by Ravi Zacharias, great book, just not finished it yet :)
I am creating... A handbag made from recycled jeans, love making them :D
One of my favorite things... sleep :D.
For education this week... writing (like always) :)
A keeper at home skill I am learning/using... to be creative in the kitchen when there isn't anything to eat, lol!
(I wont bore you with these two because they haven't changed yet)
For the rest of the week... Hair cut today, feeding calves every morning, writing, cooking, sewing, Dentist on Thursday (AHH!!) pain Friday (lol), rest Saturday/Sunday.
I don't have a picture to share.