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 …

The Boys are Back in Town

Yesterday John and I brought the two steers Daisy’s Bobby and Queenie’s Bobby back from the West barn so they could munch in the Daisy Mistress paddock. It is deep and lush and perfect for fattening these two. The boys are back! The stock trailer will stay in there for shelter and shade. Just when …

Diversity on the Farm

Diversity on a Farm, well actually All lives and Living, are all about diversity. My diverse life is in no way special at all.  Having said that here is what was on the bench when I awoke this morning. Federico bakes too. Our John is happy about that. Later in the day yesterday – it …