Camera House changes hands

Do you want to know how tall Sheila my beautiful big fat pig is? Molly got to have Camera House yesterday afternoon. I am almost 5’8″, and Sheila comes up past my hip.  That tall. Below is Boo – Feigning tiredness  to get more attention. Watched carefully by the dis-approving masses – as you can imagine. Though they …

But where will the Angels Sit?

Do you ever wonder where the angels sit? When people come to visit with their angels.  The door banging twice. Girl. Angel. Because, really, there is only so  much room in my little house. Angels take up as much room as a person though a lot less air.  Even though an angel can change the atmosphere …

Kitchen Mama

Yesterday our two girls Molly and Whitney were the 1940’s Kitchen Mamas.  They are travelling together, have known each other since kindergarten, though they go to different colleges now and like all old and fast friends are a perfect team. And by the end of the day after making bread, muesli cookies, ice cream, quiches for …

Graduations

Children are one of my favourite things. I mean – Children are a lot cuter than kittens.  Most of the time! John and I went to a graduation party last night. And in between taking the wonderful family shots, I let Camera House loose on the little children. I love taking shots of little children …

Early Girls

Our new girls Molly and Whitney arrived a day early which was just fine. In fact really good! Their room was ready and waiting and while I did the chores Fede made dinner to eat under the trees. The girls drove from Kentucky where they stayed on a farm where they were picking cherries. We …

Gone Girl

Good morning. So sorry for being late – and no photos. I have awoken with a thick head and tired brain.  I worked late last night. My girl was called home by her family yesterday as there was a family emergency so I have rejigged (is that the spelling?)  all the tasks about the farm …

Farm Girls

And a Peacock. Every day, multiple times a day, Mr Flowers displays his rather impressive tail.  There is a new egg once every few days, but no-one sitting yet. (Hopefully, Viv, this image will be useful to Jock and his project). And rhubarb crumble. I think we wore Gabrielle out yesterday. The Cadet was thrilled …

Cows, cows, cows and a pig.

Poppy the pig, it was so cold yesterday Sheila took to her bed and Poppy spent the day gazing mournfully out the door. The brown cows are all together again. Finally, says Aunty Del. We have discovered that Lady Astor will stand completely still and sweet if John stands at her head and practically hand …

Pregnant or not?

I wish I knew. I am still not positive. The lady who knows about pigs thinks she is.  I have trolled the internet looking for ways to tell when a kunekune is pregnant and short of getting the vet out to do an ultrasound there is no way of really knowing just by looking. It is …

Waiting for the Milking

The afternoons are spent in a series of gentle moves that culminate in The Milking.  I put Naomi into the barn about 2pm.  She just runs straight in every time.  Her mother waits outside in the yards and we milk her about 5pm.  I usually get about two gallons which is plenty for the house hold …