Friday, January 24, 2014

1 Xmas Item a month


If I had a flower for
every time I thought
of you, I could walk
in my garden forever.
-Alfred Tennyson

Greetings to you all, my friendly blogger mates. I am so happy to have made it to get in on time to do 1 Xmas Item a month! Very happy indeed. I was lagging a bit last year, so I plan to get cracking with my Christmas projects this year. For my first Christmas item I made a cheeky little elf tree decoration. I stitched on his cute little mischief face (reminds me so much of Heather...oops!). Found some leftover material, Christmas string and a lovely bell. Check out blog for the gals who have also joined in on the fun.

On to a bit of creepy stuff......last Sunday it was terribly hot in my part of the world so my plan was to hose down the chooks and dog every hour. Later in the day I thought though it was very hot I wondered if the chooks had laid any eggs. I went down to the chook pen, and bless their hearts they had laid three eggs. While I was there I wondered if the chooks had gone to a new section of chook pen I had made for them. Got the fright of my life!! This is what I saw......
Both tangled up with each other, the bigger one strangling the smaller one.
They were found just behind the bushes to the left of the screen. Now, what do you think? Did they both have a big snake fight outside our yard and the bigger one dragged the smaller one in to start eating him under the nice cool bushes....or had one slithered in already and was having a happy time under the bushes and the other one also slithered in to our yard????Hmmmm.
I know very creepy, but you will probably think I’m mad when I share this with you. My first reaction was ‘I better get the camera and take a photo of the snakes in case they bite one of the kids (who were inside and unaware) and I will be able to show the hospital what type of snakes they were?????What!!!! I ran down to the house with the dog under my arms and grabbed the camera, told hubby we had snakes, and ran off to the chook pen. Why would I do that? We do some strange things when we get a fright.
Here are some creepy pictures.

Here is my big brave tiger laying out the snakes (who are now in snake heaven).

The big one is a tiger snake, not nice to get bitten by one of these and this one was 5 foot long and icky!! The smaller snake is a dugite and though it is small it packs a nasty punch and is lethal. I had been bitten by a snake myself many years ago and though that snake was only about 12 inches long I was very sick. So you can imagine my love of snakes....not.
 
I hope I haven’t made you all sick now!!! We walked around inside the house for the rest of the day being very suspicious of everything on the floor, in baskets, behind furniture...of everything really!! Lol You Aussie bloggers do be a little careful when you’re outside especially in this heat we’re having. If you’re out in the garden and you hear some rustling in the bushes, just drop what you’re doing and run like a mad man....who cares what anyone thinks!! Lol

I’m sssslithering off to visit the other gals who are doing 1 Xmas Item a Month now, can't wait to see their creations!!!
Have the best day ever!!!!

Cheers, Anita.

13 comments:

Narelle said...

Oh my gosh Anita! Your snake encounter has given me goosebumps.
I'm always scanning ahead of me when walking about outside ... yukkk!

Congrats on your first 1 Xmas Item finish ... such a cheery little fellow :-)

Wendy said...

Oh no! It's things like this that make me so glad I don't live in Australia. Apparently we get grass snakes here but I've never seen one and they aren'r dangerous. We don'r have any dangerous animals here, except maybe my bunny Tiff who might jump you if she mistakes you for a carrot! Take care...

Simone Harding said...

Oh dear Anita. Not a fan of snakes. Must be getting better as I looked at your pictures.

Karen said...

They sure did get all tangled up. So pleased you were safe and were able to deal with these slitherers. They can pack a nasty punch.
I think were were incredibly brave considering you have been bitten!!!!

Jane Galley said...

This is some exciting I'm happy to do without!

Joy McD said...

EEEks!!! I hate snakes!!! I like your Christmas item though! xxx

laurajane said...

Lovely Christmas decoration.
OMG snakes ,I get palpitations when I see a worm.Glad your brave man dealt with them and they are now in snake heaven.xx

Maria said...

Oh no ,,,, two of those nasty boys.....

JoJo said...

Oh my goodness!!! I would have had a heart attack if I encountered that in my yard! I screamed like a girl last year when a tiny, harmless, garden snake slithered past my foot outside. What are 'chooks'?

Sandra :) said...

Elf = cute ... snake pile = not so cute. But interesting - I would have taken pictures too - then I would have ran screaming, LOL!

Fiona said...

i do love your ornie.... the snakes.... neh..... I am shuddering just thinking about them... amazing battle though...
Hugz

katherine said...

We've had them in the house when I was a kid! Came slithering in from the tip which was the neighbours house next door. Very revolting! One had Mum stuck on a toilet until my dad came home for lunch as she couldn't get past it. Its funny now but a new toilet bowl later dad wasn't very impressed lol

Little Treasures said...

Not a fan nor scared of snakes, but I certainly wouldn't like them around the house!
I admire people who start their Christmas projects early! Neat job on the decoration!

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