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Sunday, April 1, 2018

Easter Greetings

Wishing you all a happy and restful Easter, wherever you may be.  We are currently camping in rural Manawatu, and popped in to visit my daughter yesterday.  She surprised me with this lovely Easter gift.

Easter surprise gift from daughter Nicky

I’ve managed to spend some time doing a little stitching outside in the fresh air.   Here I am doing some hand quilting on my snowman Christmas panel, with one of the resident chickens keeping me company.

Hand quilting

There are plenty of farm animals to see and admire.  Just look at this handsome fellow – who gets regular brushing on his long locks, we were told.

Highland Cattle

I don’t know why, but I’ve always rather like pigs.  I walked over to see the pigs while they were getting fed, and the pig man helped me over the fence and through the gate to take some photos.  All the time explaining all I wanted to know (and more) about his beloved pigs and their breeding.

Big boar and sow

The farmer is a bit of a collector and we were invited to have a look through the large shed housing all his “stuff”.  Having a reputation of being a bit of a washerwoman I was intrigued by this collection of wash boards in the galvanized bucket, luckily a bit before my time.  But I did have a wringer washer when my children were young, like the one at the back of the photo.

Laundry paraphernalia
We are making the most of such lovely Easter weather, and the Easter Bunny found us and left a few marshmallow eggs in the cupboards. 


Tired Teacher said...

Happy Easter to you and your family!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I grew up with the wringer washer helping my mom with all the laundry out very large family would collect up - did you every get a hand trapped in it? I sure remember that happening and one of my sisters hitting the off switch as fast as she could.

loulee said...

Perfect Easter weather. Glad you are making the most of it. We spent a whole day in the garden, harvesting and prepping some of the veg beds for winter.

Sandra Walker said...

It’s fun to see the washboards as I remember my mum had one, andmt aunt on the farm had a wringer washer! Great photo of you stitching ‘en plein air’ :-)

Janice said...

What a lovely way to spend the Easter weekend. Grandma had a wringer washer like that over her twin concrete tubs. The shed sounds fascinating.

Karen S said...

Good to see you having a lovely Easter. Looks like a great spot with plenty to see and do.