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Thursday, 4 April 2013

Easter with my Sisters

Hi Everybody

Can't believe it's been 2 weeks since my last post!!  Been busy and quiet at the same time??!!!   
Busy with farm things AND relaxing with my sisters!!!

Makie and husband Heinie came to visit for a couple of days, and of course, we had a wonderful time!!  
They bought a new 4x4 camping trailer and came to try it out for the first time here on the farm. 
It's wonderful, the tent sets up on top of the trailer so you're sleeping quite high off the ground and almost in the tree tops (Acacia thorn trees are not very high trees) so you wake up in the trees with the birds!!!  They also set up their outside shower and that too worked perfectly!! (The green add-on is the shower)
It has a built-in kitchen complete with fridge and stove, a double bed (see the little window? that is right at your head) built-in water tanks, and storage place galore!!! 
Really you can go anywhere, you don't need electricity or a big place!! As long as you have place for your vehicle and your trailer, you can stop anywhere, any time and within a few minutes you'll have a place to sleep for the night!!! 
             Cheers and happy camping!!!  
And what would camping be without a fire.... good company... some wine.... a really good stew (we call it a Potjie - a one pot stew made slowly (lots of visiting time) over an open fire) and lots of laughter.... ???!!!!
           And as Makie and Heinie left.......

.......Sister Zennet and hubby Alwyn came to visit!!!!

                    ....... for Easter.......

...... with the usual culprits like hot cross buns, lemon and poppy seed muffins, strawberry muffins and chocolate eggs........
     ( .... I just love this cute little rooster......)
                ...and more chocolate eggs...
   ....Funky hens clucking around  more                                                chocolate eggs....
 ......little chicks chirping with delight at more chocolate eggs......
..... and Happy-Hoppy Bunnies finding a                 Golden Egg.....
....and much, much more.... eating too much... but when there is the best spare ribs in the world!!!! What's a girl to do?.....
So a crazy-lazy fun-filled Easter was had by all and quality time was spent with my dear sisters!!!
                .... and here we are......

....from L-R...  Makie, Zennie and Moi....
The "Charmed Ones"... and with the power of 3, we're able to move heaven and earth... 

They also both found a new love......her name is Tjanga....

          
              .....and remember this?.....
                
                     ..... Tah - Dah!!!!! .......
....a birthday present for Zennie, 28th March and Alwyn, 30th March......
... it's quite large and difficult to get all of it in one shot AND the light was bad ....
...they love cats and have kitty nik-naks all over ....
..... Miss Molly did a really good job with the face.....
.... I really loved the different scrapbook            papers...
                        .... and colors...
.... and I think I'm happy with the end results but more importantly, they loved it and that mattered most!!!

This morning I woke up and the air was cool and crisp!!!! I think the seasons have finally changed and winter might very well be on it's way!!  Can't wait to snuggle under my blankets and eat lots and lots of soup!!!  

It's been fun visiting with you but now I am going to love you and leave you 'till next time!!!

Love
AMarie