Chicks and Goats

So this is what I think happened. The night before last a chick began to peep in the incubator. Just after three in the morning. The dogs rose up from their beds and Boo opened the incorrectly latched door (all our doors are old) they went to investigate, Boo put his nose up there to …

Chipping

Elsie and Lady Astor, the Dutch Belted Dairy cows, went through their pretend milking routine with perfect precision yesterday afternoon. So you CAN teach old cows new tricks. They walked into the milking parlour one at a time. Lady A first, as usual. Elsie waiting patiently.(They come in through the door on the left of your …

Turns

Yesterday the snow fell on and off for the whole day. But it did not have any  kind of real resolve, It was just there.  A half hearted affair.  Showers, flurries nothing much. So I cycled through my list. Getting the collars on the Dutchies so they could learn Phase Two of the milking routine: …

Pig Farrowing Huts

This morning, the moment after  I’ Press Publish’,  I will leap up and gently turn the incubating eggs (one more day of ‘turning’ to go) then on with the hoodie, the extra pair of socks, farm overalls, the scarf, hattie, jacket, gloves then overgloves then I am off out the door – feed the two …

Dirty Windows

Dirtier windows. Do your pigs make a mess of your windows? And how about your kittens? Do they sleep in your feed bags? Does your cow have a fringe? (They call them bangs in America). Elsie is about to go Bang if I take one more shot of her. Do your Big Fat Pigs smile …

all is well

Good morning. I am finally back in the land ice and snow. It is impossible that I am still in the same country the change is so profound.  I was delivered home to dinner waiting and the fire going last night with champers chilling by the door.  It was a delight. Before I ate I …

Slamseys Farm

Good morning everyone. Here is the last of our guest posts. We are very lucky to be off to the UK today to visit with Anne in East Anglia. She blogs at Life in Mud Spattered Boots.  I will be back on my farm on Sunday night and see you all bright and early on …

Deodar Farm, 1886

Introducing Sherry. Our USA representative on our international land tour. Sherry is a long time member of The Fellowship. She does not have a blog and she has been commenting so long I am sure you would love to learn a little more about her and her animals. PLUS she is proudly owned by Timatanga Moana’s cousin Percy. …

Garybuie

Good morning my darling Fellowship, today we are off to Scotland to see Christine and wander about her wee farm.  She and her husband have  created a most amazing property plus a Bed and Breakfast if you are inclined to visit.  Most especially you may remember she painted a beautiful picture of Big Dog that hangs on …

A Farm in France

Good morning everyone. The weather is gorgeous here in California.  Today we go to France!  To see Jean who blogs at Brat Like Me.  Have a lovely, lovely day, love celi. Hello! I am Jean. Above is my youngest daughter who is, to my mother’s glee, a lot like me. I’ve been following the Farmy for …