My quilting thoughts and inspirations sprinkled with a glimpse of life down on the farm

Monday, February 23, 2015

Sunday afternoon —

*Warning - photo heavy post*
(Don't forget you can click on the photos to enlarge them.)
After finishing this block - 
[A friend inherited a partially made quilt from a late relative so a group of us each took a block home to make up for her. The quilt is called Echoes of the Past.]
-and making these blocks - 
-when I really wanted these blocks-
I headed off down the farm for a walk, time for a change of scenery.
I found a good spot.
Time for a small dog to have a dip-
- and an explore
Surrounded by beauty.
Here we have Totara, Punga and Rimu.
NIce pockets of light.
The quiet little stream starts at a spring somewhere way up in the hills/bush.
The water is nicely filtered by the stones all the way down.
We take the water from the stream for the farm supply before it hits the main river.
(This is the pumpshed.)
In a clearing we have a HUGE blackberry mess where I found a few of these.
(This area doesn't get sprayed especially for me!)
Walking back home we met the girls on their way to a new paddock.
They didn't seem to mind us -- too much!
A quick scout around the orchard found some windfall apples
And it wasn't long before we had a yummy Blackberry and Apple Crumble.
A lovely way to end a nice weekend. Hope you all are having happy days too
Happy stitching,

28 comments:

sunny said...

Ahhhh . . sunshine, greenery, and fresh fruit. How heavenly. Only one month until Spring Arrives. Spring will arrive. We will see green again . . . .

KaHolly said...

It looks so lush, green, and serene! Wish you weren't so far away!

Leeanne said...

What a happy restful Sunday topped off with a yummy dessert! The bush and creek on your farm sure are pretty.

Connie said...

Raewyn, your area is so diverse . . . I see rolling hills and also topical rain forest, or at least that's what it looks like in your photos. I guess that I have watched Crocodile Dundee too many times, because all that I could think about was that your little dog could be crocodile bait . . . you too, for that matter. I agree with Leeanne that it is beautiful country, but is it dangerous to be walking there? Do you have many wild critters that you need to watch out for?

Julierose said...

Neat blue Geese blocks--very pretty hugs, Julierose

Barbara said...

A great way to spend a Sunday Raewyn. Your bush area is looking wonderful.

shez said...

Hi Raewyn love your pics what a beautiful place you live xx

Mystic Quilter said...

Isn't our NZ bush beautiful!! Good to see your girls meandering along the road there and hope you enjoyed your yummy pie!

Joanne said...

Great photos! I can see why you had to sew so slow - beautiful quilt block.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Beautiful post Raewyn, your farm looks so pretty and your foraging turned into such a delicious dish!!

Fiona said...

love your lizard block and what a lovely walk... beautiful spots and delish reward...
Hguz

canuckquilter said...

You live in such a beautiful place! Thank you for sharing a peek.

Sue said...

Your forest on your farm looks beautiful and I am sure the wee dog enjoyed it to. I have a thornless blackberry that provides us with lots of berries every year that I make jam from. I think a crumble should be made now that I have seen yours, I have plenty of apples too.

kiwikid said...

Wow Raewyn, what a beautiful place to go for a walk!! So good you have those beautiful trees on your farm. So nice you can go for a wander and not have to worry about any bitey things (snakes like we have here!!! :-( ) Your block looks great...and now you have a spare set of blue geese for something else!! Your apple and berry crumble looks wonderful!!

Michelle Ridgway said...

What a beautiful post. Gorgeous scenery and boy I could almost taste the crumble xx

Annie said...

And I just keep thinking.......no snakes, no snakes, no snakes........that beautiful walk here in Tassie would have been with one eye on the ground to ensure I didn't step on one. I do miss that! You have a beautiful farm Raewyn!!!

Suz J said...

Yummo... I'm coming to your place!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Magic photos x

Janet O. said...

I could walk on our farm forever and never see beautiful scenery like you have! Thanks for taking us along--it was a lovely walk. And the dessert at the end of the day--wonderful!! : )

Sheila said...

Wow , your scenery is beautiful , really enjoyed your photos . The quilt block is lovely !

Carrie P. said...

what an amazing place to walk around and get refreshed. Looks like your pup is having a good time too.

Sue Daurio said...

Thanks for the adventure, that was pretty awesome. We can't even think about walking outside right now

Starr White said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful home, Raewyn. So very beautiful!

Lara B. said...

That sounds and looks like a dream weekend Raewyn! Especially to us up north, who are freezing our biscuits off.
I love that you call your cows "the girls"!

Maureen said...

Good of you all to make up that quilt for your friend, but I guess that is what quilters do! I've done that same thing with flying geese. Thanks for sharing your beautiful surroundings. Your little dog looks like he/she is having a grand time! That crumble looks delicious!

Karen S said...

Everything around your property is looking lovely and green. Those berries look delicious. Good luck completing the quilt - sharing the blocks is a great idea.

Chookyblue...... said...

nice pics..........so pretty............

Rebecca in AK said...

Beautiful photos! I did not realize you lived in such a tropical clime. I love blackberries! When we lived in Washington state there were wild blackberries everywhere.