Quarters

Yesterday Camera House sat on his Camera Table and sulked. He was not brought out to play at all. At 6am yesterday morning I was over at the big barn to the West and Marcel was on the wrong side of the fence.  It was pouring with rain. So I brought them all back in to …

CAT – Ching the sun

Yesterday was fine and still and stunning. Cooler but just beautiful. Cats love that kind of weather. Manouchki follows me everywhere, into the pig’s pen, the chook house, out into the field. He is a fearless wee cat. And Boo’s wish has come true because lately Manouchki  has been seen climbing into Boo’s outside bed (an …

Mum said …

When I was a very young mother (and I was very young indeed.. I married ridiculously young to a perfectly nice boy ) My  mother  said to me.. OK, you have proved you are a really good housekeeper, now you have a baby – so  just be a Mum. She was not a Saint, she was just …

Shifting Pigs

The girls and I finished cleaning out the barn yesterday. I have to admit it was a couple of  days of heavy work.  But in the end all the dirty straw was piled down the back in a new compost heap. It was steaming! And Sheila and Poppy have been moved back into their winter quarters …

Books and Chicks

The Books are Here! (Well, Half the books are here due to a wee mix up at the printers but I  am sure they will do their best to fix up this error today and hopefully send them asap.  Melissa my copilot is onto it and will let us know how that is going.) However …

I was going to leave …

… the calves out in their fields last night. Everything seemed calm over there at the big barn across the way. Local dogs being good. Local dogs owners making sure of it. Then as I brought them in last night  I saw the fresh HEAD of a small animal laying in the grass. It was pale. And …

The Kitchens Triangle

Kitchen, Garden, Table.  There is a lot of canning going on right about now. They call it canning in America. In New Zealand we call this bottling. Though neither makes sense when the food is put in JARS  – so it should be called JARRING. So, there has been a lot of jarring going on …

Early mornings

There is a slight chill in the air in the early mornings now. Though it has NOTHING to do with the approach of autumn.  Just a slight dip in temperatures that is all.  Summer will come back.   My early morning walk over to see the calves is turning into my favourite part of the day… …

Electrics

I did not blog yesterday because I was undergoing a Power Surge. I began to write at 4am.  Then went onto the internet to begin sending. Nothing.  All of a sudden.  It came back after a while but flickered in and out. Later in the morning after getting the girls to help me tidy all the …

Chickens Run

And there is no apostrophe on purpose. Because the chickens were running out their new  door. Into their new run. The AHA moment. There is a good door too for when I lock them back in at night.  The girls laboured all day to get this chooks run  finished, once the rain had stopped. And …