Normal posie shoots Jennie McClelland
posieshoots With all the hype of Christmas & long days on the farm . . . I almost forgot we popped mixed fertile eggs under the broody hennies at the house, marked "8" (for 8th of December) . . . so crack, chirp chirp chirp & five chicks hatched today. Lucky, wasn't certain on the fertility potential, as the eggs I used in the Christmas pavlova & custard - didn't have any 'baby bits' in them. A broody hen is emotional enough, it's so disappointing when eggs don't hatch. Still boggles my mind how or why hens, living without an amorous rooster, sit on their non-fertile eggs, willing them to hatch. #hystericalpregnancy #broodyhen #babyanimals #backyardchickens #chicks #newchicks #australorp #mixedbreeds #theymightbelightsussex 5h
  •   scoopsdesign1 Super cute xx 5h
  •   styleandhome So sweet 5h
  •   hannah.mccawley Oh I have a klucky hen too, feel so sorry for her, forever trying to snap her out of it! We got her some guinea fowl eggs that hopefully she can get to hatch! 5h
  •   posieshoots @hannah.mccawley they'll hatch anything!! My sister has had chickens raise ducks, they even try to 'scratch' up feed, with those flippers!! Poor broody things, they are so tortured by their hormones. @styleandhome so far 4 buff fluff balls & 1 black. Beyond sweet. @scoopsdesign1 we are extra in love with this one buff yellow chick who is twice the size as its siblings. It doesn't even have 'neck' definition, such a meat axe. @thestylistsplash such a fun school holiday activity - ha - which I kind of forgot about. Lucky she did it all herself. 5h
  •   posieshoots @peasnbeans3 oh Sarah, they're so emotional!! If you leave them, they often give up after 4 weeks, good luck. You understand why people give in & shove fertile eggs under them to keep them happy or buy day old chicks & sneak them under their wings at night, instant baby!! @little_tienda there's a big chubby buff yellow one, twice the size as the rest - beyond cute!! @emikodavies oh I remember you mentioning the Cochins were broody. If you give them fertile eggs, they do it all themselves - turning, hatching & raising them. Tomorrow our hen (this big black girl is Piano) will have these chicks out on the grass, learning to find their own food. It's amazing!! Such a cute experience - hatching chicks. If your parents change their mind, we can give you a couple of new borns to pop under their wings at night, after your Miss M stops playing with them!! 5h
  •   mercibouquet Awwwwww 4h
  •   rachjax That's so my chooks right now- broody as anything! We got a new rooster a few weeks ago so hopefully he's doing his duties and we'll see some little chicks soon x 4h
  •   bec_growinghome That is adorable!! Two of our Sussex are tag teaming being broody... driving me nuts! 3h

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Lo-fi posie shoots Jennie McClelland
posieshoots The never ending important farm chore of 'fencing' is made all the more pleasant with such vibrant views. Fields of daisies among the Summer grasses & striking rust through mossy posts . . . all under that big blue sky. #countrylife #colour #fence #rust #daisy #sky #summer #canberra #bungendore 2d
  •   mercibouquet Wow beautiful sky. I remember helping my dad with the fences and the nasty barb wire. Ouch! 2d
  •   k.j.martin Beautiful 2d
  •   wildtribe I always look at all the thousands of acres spread over the land and think how is it all fenced so perfectly! What a job. Big pats on the back. X 2d
  •   wades195 I love the thought of Moses!!! 2d
  •   crazybeautifullifehomewares Stunning ! 2d
  •   posieshoots @crazybeautifullifehomewares amazing country Australia!! @wades195 me too - sounds like an awesome goat. @wildtribe fencing is a relative slow & precise job, the wire strainers are the key!! Driving all over the Northern Territory, knowing those farms run into the million acre size, I'm astounded too. @k.j.martin thank you. Such a lucky city - surrounded by all this countryside. @mercibouquet oh yes, we are replacing very rusty barb wire, lucky I keep my tetanus up to date!! 1d
  •   posieshoots @craftyrie love your story!! Goats & sheep who are so impressionable & think they're dogs or horses, just hilarious. I find stapling the bottom rung is the worst!! @margieskitchen why thank you. The meadow flowers didn't really show up in this image, they're adorable. 1d
  •   mercibouquet Ouch!!! 1d

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Normal posie shoots Jennie McClelland
posieshoots Ah, Boxing Day . . . a trip to the cinema for my Hobbit-nerds, a spot of shopping with the non-nerds, a little bit of test cricket, a lot of salad & a very long dusk dog walk. Now I'm sipping tea, reading new cook books by twinkling fairy lights, waiting for our eldest to return from a date. Life is pretty cruisey on 'staycation' . . . from fresh sheets to dive into & a yacht race to catch up on. #boxingday #moon #dusk #pink #sky #summer #australia 3d
  •   linda_uzu Perfect. 3d
  •   julie_gibbs Perfect Boxing Day all round xx 3d
  •   creative_chicky Wishing you gorgeous a beautiful day I hope your Christmas Day was filled with joy Xxx 3d
  •   carobachi Beautifully written! Sounds perfect xx 3d
  •   thisbrownwren Sounds like perfection lovely xxx 3d
  •   andandreastyle @posieshoots Festive Greetings to your & your lovely Family xx 2d
  •   posieshoots @andandreastyle thank you lovely - I hope you got to see all of your gorgeous boys!! @thisbrownwren relaxation should be the point of any 'break' & we are enjoying our 'home' days as the farm time is hard work + a learning curve. @carobachi ah thanks gorgeous. Love a mellow festive season. @creative_chicky hello!! We made homemade custard & boiled up your incredible pudding last night, delicious. Thank you so very much - it's amazing. @julie_gibbs everything just fell into place. Ahhhh. @linda_uzu a fabulous day from beginning to end. @moriartyandco just realised that my teenager WANTS to stay home as her boyfriends is here - I can see my future Christmases will be local, save the sulking. 1d
  •   posieshoots @simplyspoiltlife aren't we lucky in Canberra, mellow festive seasons & glorious skies. @awhitefarm truly a delightful way to spend a day. Oh ok, there was an extra load of bedlinen due to an accidental baby bunny wee. @taniamccartney you romantic you!! Miss you guys. @raeamor date was fabulous - he gifted her a beautiful bangle for Christmas. Lovely young man. @loved_by feeling so calm & happy, just a beautiful time of year. @coalvalleyview thanks Mel!! Enjoy this great time of year with your big gang. @designdevotee so happy Jenni, just cruising along in our own little worlds here. 1d

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posieshoots Christmas mornings are extra sweet with new fluffy family members hopping around. Merry Christmas folks!! #flemishgiant #bunny #rabbit #babyanimals #9weeksold #silver #christmas #christmasday #therewere7inthebed #merrychristmas 4d

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Hudson posie shoots Jennie McClelland
  •   posieshoots @tremainiac remember my Mama's mega pavlovas??!! I've been taught by the best. @carobachi must make one for your family this Summer. @thestylistsplash oh & to you too gorgeous Yvette!! @nedlolasmum have yourself a happy Christmas too, phew, the oven is off!! @lampslife baking in this rare Canberra humidity - I've showered twice today already. @gcrypar88 yes indeedy, 10 free range eggs, fresh off the farm today, in various sizes. They make the most amazing light & firm meringue with soft mallow. You'd only need 8 big supermarket eggs!! 5d
  •   tremainiac Your mum is magic @posieshoots 5d
  •   homelyoneamanda Wow! 5d
  •   threadsofhappiness Oh really, that's very interesting, I've always used the whisk attachment on my kitchen aid for pavlova. I have the silicone side paddle too though, maybe I should try that when I make our Boxing Day pav. 5d
  •   fuscia is it Xmas now? 5d
  •   posieshoots @fuscia it's Christmas now!! @threadsofhappiness try the silicone paddle. I used it out of interest & it was a Christmas Eve gift. OMG - amazing results. Much higher & firmer meringue than I've ever experienced with the whisk attachment - which I've only ever used before. This pavlova has to travel two hours, undressed, still wrapped in its greaseproof edge wrapper & looking perfect. Good luck tomorrow. @homelyoneamanda I'm so happy with this - took over two hours in a cold oven + cooling in the oven!! @tremainiac merry Christmas & enjoy that new baby, the happiest of days with children around. 5d
  •   tuppenny_farm Ten eggs! Wow. This looks totally divine. 3d
  •   sarahshanahan_lifestyle Oh heaven xxx 3d

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Mayfair posie shoots Jennie McClelland
posieshoots A dark storm has rolled in . . . giving the fairy lights & frankincense candles their 'day' time to shine. Oh & the very handy glow of the light boxes, as i prepare the last gifts for Christmas. #handmade #christmas #typolightbox #goldletters #christmastree #angel #joy #santa #reindeer 6d

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Normal posie shoots Jennie McClelland
posieshoots Cuteness under the Christmas tree . . . meet Kitty Kat our silver Flemish Giant kit doe. #couldnotwait #flemishgiant #9weeksold #kit #doe #bunny #rabbit #catsizerabbit #silver #babyanimals #christmas #charitytree #weareinlove #shewillgrowintothoseears 7d

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Hudson posie shoots Jennie McClelland
posieshoots If you woke up to the sound of the ocean this morning - you're so lucky!! #southdurras #southcoastnsw #tasmansea #beach #sky #splash #swimming #healing #saltwateronyourskin #dreamingofthebeach 1w

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Normal posie shoots Jennie McClelland
posieshoots Aw, just found this photo of our four bebes . . . first Christmas in Canberra on an Army posting . . . six years later this city (& farmland) is 'home'. Flash back: that little boy was about to start primary school . . . flash forward: our eldest daughter is going into her final two years of high school!! #bestsantaphotoever #christmas #flashback #2008 #santa #canberra #lucky #lovemyfamily 1w
  •   harryandthefrog This is the cutest!!!!! 1w
  •   ozliss75 This is how I always remember them! Time moves but they stay little in my mind x 1w
  •   posieshoots @ozliss75 remember the preschool days??!! My boy looked at the photo & couldn't believe his chubby cheeks. He's all peach fuzz now. Eeep. @harryandthefrog it's a prized photo series - is never pull off a photo like this!! The head tilt on my third daughter is so perfectly her!! @sunshineinateacup four is a great number don't you agree?? @carobachi it was at my husband's work Christmas party. Best Santa photo set up I've ever seen!! @theoldfathen so precious, they will be treasured. 1w
  •   posieshoots @katherinetheoldboathouse they grow so fast yet still the best of buddies. @emikodavies aw thank you!! I'm their mother so of course I think they're the sweetest. Can you see the Italian genes in those olive children??!! Best complexions ever. @designdevotee it's a family favourite photo!! @little_tienda we must mix our eight children together one day - that's a party!! @_karinapires_ thank you. They're still the sweetest children ever!! 1w
  •   taniamccartney Adorable!! 1w
  •   posieshoots @taniamccartney remember these guys??!! I miss having little ones around. 1w
  •   kickerskel Oh em GEE !!! There are the ones we know and love !! 5d

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Normal posie shoots Jennie McClelland
posieshoots Alpacas . . . prepare to meet the clippers!! First shear for our nine month old cria & her lush 85% cacao coloured fleece. #countrylife #alpaca #cria #shearing #wool #sheepfarm #canberra #morninglight #summer 2w

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Normal posie shoots Jennie McClelland
  •   awhitefarm Well duh!!! Of course!!! #goodgriefisthatcomfortable 2w
  •   chickenwillow All I can think of is that she going to get mega sand in her swimmers and have the old droopy crutch...or did this only happen in the 80's? Have they made swimmers better now? 2w
  •   posieshoots @chickenwillow they've definitely made swimming costumes better these days (mercifully this teen still fits into a Seed children's size 9-10!!) which are excellent quality & shockingly, no sandy saggy baggy bottom!! She's perfect though - I had a sandy saggy baggy bottom 80's style & was only watching the sandcastle building (& swimming!!) @lindyspecialpics always poised this one!! @awhitefarm she's so scarily flexible this dancing child of mine, a lot of high kicks & standing splits. Eeep. Just like her Hugo bunny!! 2w
  •   stylishkylie Ha ha. My daughter would do the same. She taps when she eats breakfast and twirls whenever she can. Aren't they funny? 2w
  •   posieshoots @stylishkylie they deserve the crazy amazing muscle tone. 1w
  •   the_minor_key @chickenwillow you just made me snortle. 6d

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Normal posie shoots Jennie McClelland
posieshoots Adding to the vivid colours of the Sapphire Coast with an early Christmas gift. @basilbangs #beach #umbrella #calypso #pattern #colour #southdurras #southcoastnsw #sky #sea #emeraldwater 2w
  •   michelle.cann Oh it's fab 2w
  •   posieshoots @michelle.cann such a vibrant scene of colour fantasticness. @emikodavies so windy!! Look at the tassels dancing!! @liasfarmlife hello from the other side of Australia, perched on the Tasman Sea!! @dzintra_ingrid hello!! Stunning place to live, lucky you. @thatsabitnifty pretty neat family gift, one Basil umbrella just wasn't enough for the six of us, so I saved up & added to the 'collection'. 2w
  •   sapa Love it!!! On my "one day..." list xx 2w
  •   posieshoots @sapa took us two years to save up for another umbrella. Found this gorgeousness on special + free delivery, a website called something like 'wedding gifts on line', based in WA. Some companies were charging up to $80 for shipping & my local store wouldn't order one in this pattern for me!! Eeeep. So happy now. 2w
  •   canberrabec Gorgeous!! 2w
  •   basilbangs Looking beautiful - love that you've got the "tassles dancing". Have a wonderful holidays with your Bangs @posieshoots 2w
  •   taniamccartney Such a stunning part of the world 1w
  •   posieshoots @taniamccartney the Sapphire Coast is stunning. It was windy so we had the whole beach to ourselves!! @basilbangs indeedy - now we have twin tasseled Basils - life is complete. @canberrabec our 'local' beach isn't half bad, just a 2 hour magic carpet ride away. 1w

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Normal posie shoots Jennie McClelland
posieshoots Last morning school run for the year!! Sweet mercy for my fifth grader . . . his three big sisters have been on school holidays for up to two weeks!! Now to fix my unkept hair, skin & nails - squee. #fistpump #needahaircut #myemptycar #onemoreyearofprimaryschool #schoolholidays #blindingmorninglight #nofilter 2w
  •   posieshoots @nedlolasmum exciting new adventures. High school is amazing & so many more opportunities. As my eldest chose to change schools for year 11 next year - we have the whole 'new high school' experience too. 2w
  •   nedlolasmum I did that - best thing I did :) 2w
  •   posieshoots @nedlolasmum she needs a less 'girly' school than her current ladies college & one with a proper athletics department. She's going alone & is really looking forward to it. @mumlittle thank Hayley, it will be so lovely to stop & sit down. Ahhhh. 2w
  •   homelyoneamanda Enjoy being pampered! 2w
  •   posieshoots @homelyoneamanda thanks Amanda - so far I've just managed the hair cut (+ my girls' hair) & will try to conquer the nails tomorrow, facial on Friday!! 2w
  •   katherinetheoldboathouse Hello beautiful where has the year gone ? Are they new specks ? 1w
  •   posieshoots @katherinetheoldboathouse why thank you, well spotted, new Colette Dinnigan frames. 1w
  •   tuppenny_farm Hellooooo you. Xxx 7d

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Normal posie shoots Jennie McClelland
posieshoots I found the 'shack' to end all 'stacks' on the way to South Durras Beach. My husband even stopped the car so I could photograph this beauty & it's for sale!! The pretty roadside flowers look like a wild version of Queen Anne Lace. #stacksofshacks #southcoastnsw #southdurras #durrasbeach #saphirecoast #shack #barn #countrylife #mystery 2w

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Mayfair posie shoots Jennie McClelland
posieshoots Sometimes I pinch myself . . . all this farmland & the incredible potential for our family's future . . . everything looks extra amazing after the rain. #200mmthismonthalready #hopesanddreams #canberra #bungendore #dam #ducks #wild #lush #summerrain #countrylife 3w
  •   craftyrie Ooh, sounds lovely! 3w
  •   mylittlefiveacres Can't beat rainwater ..,we have two water filters on though 3w
  •   bumblingbav Beautiful 3w
  •   sapa You have a 100 acre wood??? How died and gone to heaven is that?!?! Crops or animals? Xxx 3w
  •   posieshoots @sapa indeed we do. It's the most wooded paddock we have & it's exactly 100 acres. My English mum's first job was in the 'Sweet Shop' on Pooh Corner in the Ashdown Forest, so all Pooh references are in my heart. Right now 'our' hundred acre wood is filled with 100 lambs born in September, with their mamas + our alpacas. No crops, Canberra has crappy soil, so we simply grow 'feed'. @bumblingbav it truly is, from every angle. Thank you. I mean - you come from mountain ranch heaven!! @mylittlefiveacres oh yes, filters indeed, don't want to be drinking too much bird poo. We se to get big downpours, so engineering a few down pipe options & large gauge pipes to the tanks will be necessary. We've had 3 days this month of 50mm each. @craftyrie I truly feel blessed & honoured to make this land amazing. 3w
  •   chickitrean Everything is looking so green my way. Beautiful view @posieshoots 3w
  •   posieshoots @chickitrean we are actually thinking of damming the other side of the road so we have a lake in front of the homestead. It would be so beautiful. 1w
  •   chickitrean Aahhh that sounds like a perfect plan @posieshoots ...I'll pray for rain for you, and send some my way as well haha....Merry Christmas! 7d

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Mayfair posie shoots Jennie McClelland
posieshoots It certainly smells like Christmas . . . if you can imagine a Norsca deodorant advertisement - being made in the tropics??!! #mango #traysofmangoes #schoolfundraiser #charitytree #EPIC #christmas #realfir #thatpinesmell #decoratedbychildren #tropical #myteenagedeodorantchoice #lovethe80s #norsca #evenhadtheshowergel #dotheystillmakenorsca?? 3w

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Normal posie shoots Jennie McClelland
posieshoots My son thought someone was shining a massive torch through his bedroom window. The night sky was glowing orange after a wild Summer storm. #nofilter #sobrightlateatnight #night #summer #sky #glow #onefrommyweekend 3w

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Hudson posie shoots Jennie McClelland
posieshoots ''Twas our ladies Christmas breakfast & gift giving . . . @creative_chicky & @taniamccartney know I adore pineapples & this is just a sample of the goodies I've been gifted this year, love you ladies!! There was much squealing & laughter - even the waitstaff asked what we were up to - we are just amazing, generous & loving friends!! Sylvia even cooked up huge secret-family-recipe Christmas puddings for us, tears of joy!! #grateful #christmas #nailedit #thepleasureofgiving #youshouldseewhatelsewasinmyhamper #pineapple #friends #lookatthatnailfile #handstitchedphonecover 4w

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Normal posie shoots Jennie McClelland
posieshoots First day of school holidays for the year 10 graduates!! We hit the farm after lunch & went exploring . . . she's taking 'location photos' for a movie making friend. How exciting is her life??!! Relishing the extra one on one time I'm getting with this amazing daughter, before her sisters finish school next week & little brother the week after. #60mmrainin3days #countrylife #year10 #graduation #locationscout #canberra #sheepfarm #timetoslash 4w
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  •   posieshoots @awhitefarm she's changing schools too, sob, her ladies college was 'too girly' & didn't have a strong athletics department. Eeep, we are going co-ed again. So year 11 will be amazing, incredible things happening - like serious science subjects & driving!! 4w
  •   jordanallardmusic Awesome! 4w
  •   nedlolasmum How exciting - so many new adventures for her.... and you! X 4w
  •   posieshoots @jordanallardmusic we will have her on the tractor slashing grass by the weekend. She's had a very big year, great academics & sports results, she'll love 9 weeks of school-free Summer!! @nedlolasmum absolutely, it's a new adventure for year 11. Thinking of the positives like 'automatic entry' for her brother in year 7 in 2016 at her new school!! The sport will be incredible too. 4w

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Mayfair posie shoots Jennie McClelland
posieshoots Hip hip hooray, our twinnies turn 13!! I can highly recommend 'tropical' as a fantastic theme for any party: easy to decorate with fruit, flowers, colour & coconut candles; casual Summery dress & leis; delicious homemade lemonade, mango smoothies & punch with fruit platters; then a whopping gelato cake - covered in sparklers - for dessert!! Thirty screaming teenagers, reaching fever pitch as each guest arrived, it was happy mayhem as old & new friends mixed. Happy birthday to our gorgeous tropical girlies, it has been 13 years of pure joy!! #borninDarwin #somuchfun #colour #pineapple #nowwehavethreeteens #tropical #party #happybirthday look @creative_chicky your beautiful orchids are blooming again!! 4w
  •   posieshoots @froggoosebear you'd do an amazing tropical party!! Try it. Best party ever. @canberrabec yay!! @caldesignsydney they're so fun & have the most lovely friends. @harryandthefrog birthday party just rolls into the festive season perfectly. I'm still eating pineapples, the decoration ones. @carobachi thanks gorgeous. @coffeeandchocolate thank you!! 3w
  •   posieshoots @melsaundo the light mixes are great #typolightbox & now they do neon pink or gold letter packs for extra word opportunities. Racing off to get them. @nedlolasmum oh, now we planned games - just in case there was a lull in hype - but they were having so much fun, before we knew it, it was cake time!! When my eldest daughter had her 13th (with half the number of girls) they played the chocolate game & Jaffas with chopsticks (80s style, oldies but goodies!!) everyone joined in, no one was too cool. 3w
  •   nedlolasmum Putting that one away in my notebook @posieshoots x 3w
  •   posieshoots @lauriana_6450 thanks Tash. I'm loving this age, they're such fun girls. @fizzybeez this teen thing is awesome fun. Except the late night party pick ups, they're after my bedtime. @13acres squee - can you believe it?? Three teens. @awhitefarm you'd throw an awesome Tropical party!! @katierainbird boo, no one ate my carrot & celery platter, again. Lucky bunnies had a midnight feast. The fruit platters didn't stand a chance though, so popular. 3w
  •   posieshoots @nedlolasmum pleasure. At some parties - part of the 'roll the dice & get dressed into something silly' before you try to cut up the frozen block of chocolate . . . is to take a selfie. Good grief!! My girls don't even have mobile phones. Apparently they're the only teenagers in earth without them!! 3w
  •   awhitefarm I'm thinking it would be ace for my eldest who's bday is in the middle of winter...tropical to brighten us up. In the cold!!! 3w
  •   nedlolasmum My boy is the ONLY PERSON IN YR 6 WITHOUT A SMART PHONE... as he liked to tell me #hemayberightbutidontcare 3w
  •   moxomandwhitney And we ALL know how I feel about pineapples!!! I LOVE this xxxxx 2w

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