Friday, 16 May 2014

Budget night, A few days off and my firebox.

Firstly our government put forward our budget, it's a slash and burn budget maybe they will get their fingers burnt and then cut off, lets hope so then I can sit and smirk like some of them have been doing lately, enough about politics, they call them fat cats here I think that is very insulting to the cats.
I been a bit lazy and not been on line much lately, not sure if I have flu or just bogged down with hay fever, well I'm feeling better now so time to catch up.
 This is my Mothers Day gift from my daughter and her partner, it's just what I wanted.
 That's a little Bar-b-que on top with handles, so easy to keep clean, it fits in my sink and is not too heavy not like my other one you need two people to lift it.
 Just enough room for two steaks.


 Most of the sitting area is paved so it's nice to have a heater in winter but our weather has been unseasonally warm the last couple of weeks but I'm ready for the cold.
 This is Drummy gate,  I haven't  been letting out till 10am now as she has been laying eggs in different places and it's a treasure hunt to find them.
 and  a lot of my garden is prickly who wants to search under these things.
 We are not happy
 This is her night time area, Kidney the cat sleeps in the hen house when the gate is open not sure if Drummy uses it, i think she sleeps under the sugar cane.
Next door planted these mature trees, they had a small backhoe and a half a dozen guys, there is about seven of them but they getting a lean up so maybe they are not bedded in with enough dirt, lets hope they right themselves, I think I was holding the camera at a bit of a angle because it is quite a lean.

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  1. What a wonderful gift!!! thats a great BBQ, it would be perfect for Garry and I, and a patio heater, perfect!!! I was wondering if the cat hurts the chicken? I take it it doesn't because it sleeps in the hen house, thats is the cutest thing I have ever heard, it must be quite a job finding all the eggs, like an Easter Egg hunt only everyday!!! A

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    1. Yes it is a good size and I still got the big one for crowds but we don't get to many of them now.
      My cats are all a bit scared of the chicken, she is a very forceful personality and we only get one egg a day so that's not to hard to find .
      Merle...........

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  2. I like this BBQ quite a lot. It looks perfect for your space.

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    1. I'ts a outdoor heater too so that pretty good.
      Merle..............

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  3. Drunken gnomes and drunken trees!
    Jane x

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    1. Do you think if I drill down I will strike beer.
      Merle........

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    2. Go you halves if I ever find it.
      Merle..........

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  4. Do those trees affect your garden with changing the light? Your garden by the way looks lush and beautiful! I too have been feeling blah...a bit of everything I suppose. And I love that bar-b-que! What a convenient size! Wishing you well friend! Nicole

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    1. At the moment there is no effect on the light but when they grow I'm not so sure we will have to wait and see.
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  5. Oh my goodness, Merle. You have a regular little garden paradise there! Susan

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    1. It is a great little space for relaxing.
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  6. I love your fire pit barbecue! What a great idea, just big enough for two.
    I think those new trees should be braced for a couple of weeks while the roots settle.
    Hope they don't fall over.

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    1. I agree, the trees are a bit or a worry.
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  7. Handy little BBQ your should get lots of use from that. It must be fun to have chickens,I'd love some

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    1. I only have one but yes she is a lot of fun and talks a lot too.
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  8. Hari OM
    Like the others I love your little burner - superb to extend outside sitting in the cooler months!! Isn't it strange how our animals will never stay in the purpose made products for themselves, but will happily go to the others'? Sorry you were under the cloud for a bit but you did the right thing to take time out. Nice to see you again though!! YAM xx

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    1. Yes animals always have minds of their owns but then so do we.
      Since I had the burner it been about 24C everyday so not had a chance to use it yet.
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  9. Your BBQ/outdoor heater looks fantastic. Have not seen one like that before. Lucky you :)

    Oh, and our budget sucks too.

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    1. This is the first time I seen it, I was after another one but they had sold out and I saw this one and went for it.
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  10. the little portable bbq will be much used, especially I'd read on another post I'm sure about you getting a lot of scrap timber to burn off...or will you use coals? BBQ's are great and if Drummy helps out you can do bacon/eggs on there for Sunday brunch too

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    1. Yes we have a lot of timber from the house next door being built and my son pulling down his fence
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  11. That is so cute, I want one...but then it would probably catch our trees on fire, and then the house would burn down...and well you get the picture.

    How cold does it get there?

    Jen

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  12. If you don't build the flames up to much you would be ok .
    At the moment we are having record warm days for May about mid 20'sC which is very nice but in the winter months a bit colder but no snow.
    Merle.............

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  13. Merle,
    What a nice Mother's Day gift from your daughter. You know, I think those smaller barbecues are the best kind. We use a smaller one also. It's always a delight to see Drumstick. How funny that she is laying eggs in different places now.

    Have a peaceful weekend, Merle, and I hope you feel better.

    love,
    ~Sheri

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    1. We lock in her yard at night so she has been laying in the old spot now also keeps any stray cats away from her we hope.
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  14. Such a nice outdoor space...comfortable and cozy with a new bbq and heater. Hope that you are feeling a lot better, Merle.

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    1. Getting there but the winter is just beginning not my favourite time.
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  15. Hi Merle... I love the outdoor heater/bbq .... Next time I come over I'll bring some steaks and we'll have a cook-up...... <3
    Hugs ... Barb xxx

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    1. ok will look forward to that.
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