Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Lilly's lamb

Today my pet lamb Lilly had her very first lamb. Shes not to sure what to do with it but i think she will be ok. At the moment she would rather have something to eat. After tea we will go and check on her and get her ready for bed. The lamb is a girl.

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

my cousins

Last weekend our cousins came to stay. We went over to the creek and built some huts in the long grass. We cut some branches off the willow trees and made bows and arrows using sticks and string(from the bails of hay) and even made a slingshot. We ate lots of chocolate and lollies while we were over there. I hope they can come and stay again before school starts.

Friday, 22 August 2008

Winter tornaments sports

On Thursday and Friday we had our winter sports. There were heaps of different schools egWestport, Blenheim. I didn't do any sports because I was helping with the cooking, for all the coaches and teachers. We made pizzas, soup and chelsea buns. It was really fun.

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Rosies calf

Today while i was at school our pet cow Rosie had her calf and it is a boy. He is all brown with half of his face, down the centre is white. She lets us pat the calf and doesn't mind us in the paddock. Rosie is the calf my brother and I took to pets day 5 years ago and was on the school web site.

Friday, 8 August 2008

Our cousin

On the weekend our cousin came with his dad and he brought his bike. We went biking around the place, through heaps of puddles. What made it really cool was that it was also raining and we got horribly wet and muddy but it was really fun. Great to see you the other day Miss K , hope you had a great time away. Enjoyed the photos.

Saturday, 19 July 2008

Logging truck ride

I went with dad yesterday in his log truck but it was only for half a day. We went to the port twice and we also went up to Maitai, Charlands Creek. Then you go up to Goat Hill road where you can look across to the Maitai Dam. Today we had a lot of rain and we had a bit of a flood nothing to serious though. Before I forget and Miss K asks me, the truck ride was really cool being up so high.

Friday, 4 July 2008


At school we have been doing poetry. We all had a turn in our class then the best 4 in our class got to the syndicate semi-finals. I got that far with a poem that we did in miss K's class several years ago. I was really pleased with myself that I got that far. Another boy Alex from my old school got to the finals but Tim also from my old school won it with another boy. Didn't the Appleby kids do well.

My birthday

I've just had another birthday so guess what???? I'm another year older. Anyway I got lots of presents mainly Lego. I like Lego because I can make many things, things that I design in my head. I have nearly finished building all of the models that I got.

My Prize

We had to sell chocolates at school (which i told you about) well anyhow today we had the draw. All the people that sold boxes of chocolate went into a draw to win one prize out of nine. Guess what?? my name was called out and I went up and chose a prize. I chose an i pod which I don't know how to work yet, but will look at the instructions or give Miss K a call.

Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Mountain biking certificate

At last weeks school assembly I got a certificate for my mountain biking that I did last term. It was a down hill race which I've blogged about already. I came 24th and my best time was 4min 30. I bet another bike that was more expensive than mine, so i am really pleased with myself. I have cold germs at the moment so have had some time off school. I am feeling a lot better now as I have given family my free germs.

Sunday, 25 May 2008


At school we have been selling chocolate bars these past weeks. I've sold most to my grandparents which has been great when I go to stay at their place. Not much has been happening so theres not much to blog about. We are doing x country running at school and I am getting really fast.

Sunday, 20 April 2008

Mountain Biking

On Friday 10 kids from my school went on a summer tournament mountain biking down hill race. It was at the Tantragee Saddle in town. We had a practice run and then on the next run we were timed. My time was 4 minutes and 30 sec. It was a fun day and then at the end we had enough time for a fun ride.

Wednesday, 26 March 2008

School Modules

Today i got my modules. I am going to learn karate and some computer skills. I am excited about the karate.

Wednesday, 19 March 2008

New logtruck

This is a picture of my dads new truck. It is one day old. This is its first load. It is very mod and has lots of gadgets in it.

Saturday, 15 March 2008

Staying Alive

Today we went to the Staying Alive expo at the show grounds. Dad went with his fire brigade team. We saw a pretend bush fire which dads team lite then had to show us how they put it out. At the end of the expo they lite an old house that had been placed there for demo. In ten minutes the roof had fallen in and there was a lot of smoke and flames. I found the expo interesting.

Saturday, 2 February 2008

Baling Hay

Another paddock of hay cut and here I am baling the paddock. Behind the tractor is the baler and behind that is the accumulator which puts the hay into a group of 8 and then lets them out. These are then picked up by the impaler which is hooked on to the front end loader of our other tractor. Saves picking bales up by hand in the paddock.

Motorbike racing

Today we went and watched the motorbike racing at Rabbit Island on the beach front. The tide was out. There were lots of crashes and lots of people stalling their motorbikes on the corners. There were quad bikes and two wheel bikes. They raced really fast on the straights. It was really fun to watch.

Monday, 28 January 2008

Lilly and her friend

Lilly our pet lamb has a new friend. It is a girl calf that we have weaned from its mother. They eat and even sleep next to one another. Sometimes when lying down the calf will rest her head on Lilly and sometimes she even licks her.

Our walk

We went for a walk up the Hackett to the hut and it took us about 1hour and 15 min instead of 1hour and 45 minutes. It was really hot and a lot of people were swimming in the river. My brother and I took out bikes while mum and dad walked. Some people had dogs with them. We went and had a look at the waterfall (Whispering Falls) but because there has been no rain it wasn't very big. The water was coming out of moss at the top of the hill.

Tuesday, 22 January 2008

At the River

The other day we all went to the Appleby river with my two cousins. It was a really hot day but I had heaps of sunscreen on so I didn't get burnt. There was a branch in the water by the riverside, there were crawlies and ells underneath it. We caught 4 crawlies and made little pens for them and let them go when we went. There was one really big one and it kept fighting with the others. The water was really warm.

Sunday, 6 January 2008

Our hay

We did our hay on Monday. I helped rake it, then baled it and then dad loaded it onto the truck ready to go to another farm.


What goes "now you see me, now you don"t, now you see me, now you don't"?

Answer, A white rabbit on a zebra crossing.