Chicks and Calves

Today is going to be a busy one. Soon the girls and I will drive over and pick up fifty more chicks from Jake’s brooder house.  These are the last of the ones for the family freezers.  The Chicken  Caravan is in a new field ready and waiting.  And hopefully a couple of calves will be delivered …

Amanda’s Eyes

One of my favourite things is to give Camera House to a guest and then see what images speak to them. Here is the farmy from the Point of View of Amanda’s eyes. I do not need to say much more really. Her pictures speak for themselves.  Love your friend with friends on the farm. …

Spanish Black Turkeys

The  Spanish Black  turkeys are growing very slowly. But surely.  They are inquisitive and have a shrill call when they think they are being ignored.  I still have no idea what the gold one is. I am hoping it is a hen though. Then we can keep her. Geraldine the Peachick has bonded very strongly with …

Life as Lego plus cow news!

As Jake threw up the last of the bales from our field yesterday and Amanda was stacking them in strong piles, I said: Lego. Just that one word. Lego. (It is hard work we do not have the puff for more than one word at a time). Her head came up and she looked around …

Hey! HAY!

The sweet scent of hay in my barn.  And it was not rained on.  Finally I am beginning to stop fretting about getting enough hay in for the winter. Yesterday we loaded all the hay we bought on the weekend into the barn. We now have another seventy two bales  that were baled yesterday ready to go …

train delays

Tomoyo missed her first train last night and the second one was horribly delayed.   This happens often with the railway system here. So we did not get home until way too late and now I have over slept and  poor you have a shortened version of yesterday. John had the day off yesterday so he picked up my …

Hay is Down

Today the hay man came and mowed the hay down, something a hay man is wont to do.  I will rake it in a couple of days and then he will return to bale it.  All we need is a few days of dry weather.  It is interesting being a woman farmer – I employ a …

The sweetcorn is ready

John anticipates this day all year, it comes in a close second to the Bacon Lettuce and Tomato season (which is imminent).  Finally the big pot of boiling water is on the stove and we are all  (pigs, chickens, cows and dogs as well) munching on cobs of hot corn dripping in home made butter …

My Pig and I

It was hot yesterday. Humid and hot. All the animals and birds used as little energy as possible and rested in cool spots. Any animal with access to the barn got a fan. Especially Poppy and her piglets. Sheila was limpiing yesterday and as she has spent months in the mud now I had to …

Watermelon Cockails

After our usual nightly rain it came out hot and humid yesterday so by evening Amanda decided to make Watermelon Cocktails.  A girl after my own heart.  After consulting with her sister she made Equal parts: Gin and Tonic and Watermelon Juice with a twist of lime.  Divine.  They had a good kick! Here is …