Welcome to April......Autumn....cooler days and even cooler evenings.
We've had lovely rain these past 2 weeks and the warmish days have seen mushrooms popping up in the paddock.
I cooked some up with garlic, butter and parsley this evening, absolutely delicious.
The respite from the heat and dryness of Summer has been refreshing. The garden has revived somewhat, the clover is shooting and the surrounding hills are covered in green.
The vegie garden is putting forth the last of it's produce.
I'm cooking up pots of tomatoes, making veggie soup and enjoying the last of the pears and apples.....
There's still some stitching going on and I've enjoyed making some cards.
Plus a little hanging, inspired by lots of lovely Spring pics I've seen on UK blogs......
Up at the new block, trees around the dam are colouring up beautifully.
Love the contrast between the greenery, the dry grass and the Autumn colour.
The previous owner had a wonderful plan and started planting English trees when he purchased it 12+ years ago.
We now get to enjoy the beauty of his foresight.
Old gate at the cattle yards.....love the splash of green.
There's a fair bit of work to do fixing fences etc. but they'll hold up for a little longer.
We're going to be busy for a while
Hubby has been busy weeding the overgrown garden beds.
It's been a time consuming chore, but he's making headway and the recent rain will definitely make the rest of the job alot easier.
The cockies have been enjoying, the berries in the Chinese Pistachio tree.
They've eaten the berries and nipped off the sprigs dropping them on the ground.
They can be quite destructive and noisy birds, but I do love seeing them take flight with a stormy sky behind them.
Well 2 weeks have passed since our Folk Festival.
This was the main street on the Thursday before it all kicked off.
Fairly quiet, not too many people around and lovely weather.
Come Friday along with the visitors, the storm clouds rolled in to town.
We had it all, heavy downpours, wind, thunder, lightning, blackout and even a fire started by a lightning strike just down the road.
But the marquee went up, people pitched their tents at the camping ground and the sun showed itself in time for the opening parade.
Richard enjoys playing for a home crowd, but does find it a bit nerve wracking.
It was great to hear the new songs he'd been working on.
Love the 'guitar face'.....
This year we had the gorgeous Mezz Coleman (on the right) from the blog
Mezz Makes Stuff playing at the festival.
I have been enjoying her CD since I won it in a giveaway she had some time ago.
It was so nice to see her actually perform.
She's one talented gal with such a beautiful voice, lovely personality, generous spirit and check out those gorgeous red sandals.......op shopped of course.
Also joining her over the weekend was Taz her SIL who blogs over at Butter and Buntings
. Taz is wearing a thrifted vintage tablecloth' skirt she made.....gotta love a pair of red sandals as well.
I'm holding the 1st copy of the great,little magazine they produce called
Mezz was also kind enough to run a ukulele workshop for the festival......her first ever workshop and if she was at all nervous she didn't show it.
Everyone had a great time at it and got the opportunity to perform with her at her last gig.
Thanks so much Mezz and Taz and the gang ( Byron, Pete and the super cute Percy) for coming up to Yack for the weekend.
It was great to meet not one but two bloggers and share my little piece of paradise with them........
I hope you'll come back and play again Mezz.....
The weekend was a huge success, our biggest festival in the 17 years it's been running.
It takes alot of time and effort to put these events together and it's all done by volunteers.
A great effort for such a small community......
So now that it's behind us, what's been happening?
Well, we've had rain and it's been lovely.
Beautiful, gentle soaking rain.
Autumn is really starting to put on a show for us, I love it.
I have my 2 nieces from the UK coming to stay in a week or so.
It's going to be alot of fun, there'll be family dinners, day trips here and there and lots of laughter.
They're only here for a week, but it will be a rather busy week, with Easter in there as well.
There won't be much stitching done, might have to pull out my granny square blanket and finish it off to get my creative fix.
So what's been happening in your neck of the woods?
I would love to hear about them?
Thanks so much for popping by to say 'hi'.....
It's always great to hear from you.