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I ran away from teaching to the country to grow veggies. There are also some chooks and a pair of troublesome goats who were so much trouble they had to go! My simple green life isn't always as simple or as green as I'd like...but I keep trying!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

I am still here

Contrary to popular belief, the Hazel Dene blog is alive...if not actually thriving.  I could come up with lots of excuses, such as how busy I have been...which is true to some degree, but basically, I have just been a bad blogger.

Thank you to Phoebe, Mrs Bok and the other bloggers who asked after me.  I am fine.  I have just returned  from a quick trip to the U.S. ..which may go some way to explaining why I am writing this early in the morning...jet-lag.

I had baby sitting duties to perform.  In fact I was left in sole charge for four days while Mommy and Daddy went out of town.  Now there is a scary thought...Hazel in sole charge.  Well the kids and I both survived to tell the tale.

The garden slipped its autumn coat on while I was away,  the vegetable garden looks neglected and one of the hens has gone clucky and is sitting on eggs which is odd for this time of the year.  One of the Araucanas is missing and there haven't been any blue eggs for a while, so I am told.  I have my suspicions that they have joined forces and laid eggs somewhere with one of them on incubation duty. I would prefer this to the foxy type alternative.

It is production week at the magazine, hopefully I will fit in some gardening and blogging after that.

29 comments:

  1. Welcome home! You have indeed been missed (not to put any pressure on you).

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  2. Nice to see you again, no pressure though ;)

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  3. phew! have to say i was getting worried thinking you may have given up blogging all together glad everything is good.

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  4. I'm surprised that you were able to come home after performing Granny Camp in the states.




    But it's _great_ to see you! :D

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  5. Funny thing about blogging. I have grown to think of a couple of bloggers I read religiously as friends. And I found myself wondering and worrying about you Hazel! Glad to hear you're fine. And that you can be trusted with children!

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    1. I know the feeling...and it is totally reciprocated Ms Veggie!

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  6. So nice that you are back! I missed your witty humour.

    Gav x

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  7. That's good news. Did you make your blog 'private' though, or was that some sort of crazy Blogger mishap?

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    1. I think I know what happened. It was a Google thing! I use gmail, and although I have never had a problem traveling before, this time it noticed I was overseas and thought my gmail account had been hacked. It sent a verification code to my mobile phone (which was at home in Australia). I was reduced to setting up a new gmail...but I didn't have any of my contacts. gmail, blogger and goodness knows what are all linked...it probably froze my blog while I was away. Let me know if there are any ongoing problems.

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  8. Glad to know everything is okay Hazel...we have missed you...

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  9. good to see you back safe and sound

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  10. I really missed you Hazel! HDW

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  11. Yes, welcome back Hazel. Like everyone else, I thought maybe you'd run off and given up blogging and I missed your posts. Glad to hear it was for something as important as grandkids and that you're back safe and sound.
    Hope the chooks are OK.

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  12. Hi Hazel, welcome back! Good to see you blogging and reading about your adventures. I do hope your araucanas are o.k. We had a brief flirtation with the blue egg layers but they were notorious for laying everywhere but in their nesting boxes and then not returning to their run with the other chickens. We think they were little snobs. So they were rehomed with a friend who has a much smaller property and they are fine.

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  13. Hi Hazel
    Nice to have you back. Google told me your blog no longer existed - but it's all looking good now.

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  14. So glad you are back , Hazel. i missed my Hazel dene photo fix.

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  15. Hi Hazel; I'm glad you are back with us again. I missed your keen sense of humour and the zany goings-on that so often grace the pages of your blog.
    Since you went off on your baby-sitting duty we have had another granddaughter too, so I know that family has to take priority over blogging!

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  16. Hope you had a good trip to the USA - some super food out there! The Autumn colour in the tree looks fab. Welcome back.

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  17. We need to know where you're going and what time you'll be back or we'll worry. ha. That sounds so much like my dad and I swore I'd never say that when I was a kid.

    Glad you're trip went well. What part of the USA did you visit? We are 30 minutes north of the Montana border in Canada.

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    1. Doug, I promise, I will forewarn you, next time I leave the country! My little American family are in Indianapolis IN. Not very exciting from a tourist point of view...at least not after about 10 visits! LOL. But...they may be moving to Boston. This little jetsetting baby sitter is hoping the move comes off...lots to do on the east coast!

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  18. Glad to hear your back and all is well. It must be hard to leave your family & babysitting duties, children grow up so fast.........Enjoy the last colors and sunshine of Autumn.X

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  19. I did wonder Hazel but glad to see you're still around. Real life sometimes gets in the way eh! :)

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  20. I love it that it is still my birthday on your blog.

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