Monday, August 12, 2013

Tea for me!!

I have spent most of the day helping Mr FH to wean lambs from their mums. I hate doing this and hearing the lambs calling for their mum is so sad. After we weaned them we walked 640 ewes the 12 kms along the main road from one farm to another. This takes quite some time, as you can imagine. Luckily today we only had one car come along but sometimes it could be up to 20 cars!!! After we finished this I drove our farm ute and loaded it with some wood as we will still be having cold weather for a while yet. Finally, when I had finished that I came home and set a small tray just for me. The house was quite gloomy as it was such a cloudy day so you can see I have the lamp on. This spreads such a lovely light on the tea tray.  I had some gardening books I wanted to have a look through so I used my pretty floral mug and a pansy tray and matching napkin. Just right for tea for me!!

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Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

WOW sounded like you had a really busy day. I probably would have been crying for the babbies. I would be a poor farmer because I would make pets out of all the animals.
Your tea cup and tea pot are beautiful and I am sure that felt good after doing all that work. Yum yum cookies.
Have a good week.

Nancy said...

It sounds like you deserve some tea and relaxing. It will be colder weather here in about a month or so. We had 3 inches of much needed (and very unusual for this time of year) rain last night. Complete with loud, long rolling thunder and lots of lightning. It was wonderful!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I think the secret word this Monday is Coffee. I was blogging same thing.

Only I did not have the yummie you had to go with it. I had brown toast with Marmalade.

Tea in Texas said...

WOW, You and your husband certainly completed a huge task of separating the lambs and moving them. You deserve a quiet tea time. I love your chintz china and napkin. Your light from the lamp casts a lovely light on your photos.


GardenOfDaisies said...

Well after that day, you certainly deserved to put your feet up with a nice cup of tea and some good reads. Such pretty violets. I have that same Royal Albert plate but my matching teacup and saucer broke somewhere along the way. I will have to look for replacements on e-bay one of these days.

NanaDiana said...

What a busy day and what wonderful photos. Hope you have a really grea week- xo Diana

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

We used to live across from a farm that raised cattle and it was sooo sad hearing the cows cry when their babies were taken away from them. Looks like you ended your day perfectly! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

What a pretty setting for a snack and time to relax a bit. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

One More Time Events said...

Love the setting and enjoyed your pictures...Would love it if you came by One More Time Events and shared
Hope to see you there,..Tammy

bj said...

Your tea tray is so lovely. Your photos are magazine worthy.
Over from Style Sisters.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Such a lovely tea for one! The pansy cup is beautiful. Those dear little lambs being separated from their mothers must be so hard. I love sheep and especially the lambs. I have a friend who paints them. Thanks for coming to tea.


Marlis said...

What a day!!! I imagine you were a bit exhausted. The tea setting is lovely. The mug and plate are so charming. I hope you got to read those books! xo marlis

Diane said...

I had no idea that the moms needed help weaning their young - so emotional, I am sure!! I love to read gardening books, but I don't enjoy gardening! Crazy, I know. Enjoy your quiet time!

hidden art of homemaking said...

Well, I hope you put your feet up too..that was a lot of working. Your mug and teaplate are beautiful..I love flowers on certainly makes for a brighter day when it is cloudy..thanks for visiting..I am you newest follower..
Love, Mona

Diann said...

Wow, sounded like you needed to have a nice relaxing tea after your day! I love the cup. Anything purple catches my eye!

Unknown said...

You had a very busy day! I could never be a farmer not one animal would make it to market or wherever they are suppose to be.....I'd have them all living inside with me! lol I am glad you had such a pretty setting to have tea. Your cup & saucer is very pretty. It must have felt good to rest. Enjoy those moments.
Blessings My Friend,

dizzyizzy said...

What a lovely rest after such a hard day. I love the pansies.

Kathy said...

Wow, Suzy - that was quite a busy day - I can just imagine how hard it is to separate the babies! You deserved a lovely tea break! Love your teacup! Beautiful! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,