I care what you think

You know how people say _(and I hear this all the time) Oh! (whoosh of breath)  “I don’t care what people think! I just am what I am – etc and etc – take it or leave it, rinse and repeat.. blah, blah, blah”. I tilt my head and look carefully when I hear this. Bravado is …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Grazing pigs

The grass is fantastic for this time of year. In fact we are going to be thinking about cutting hay as soon as the weather settles. And the pigs love it when the grass is long and tasty.  Sheila and TonTon. Sheila my darling pig. I must ask Federico to take a picture of me …

The Turkey Project

At last the turkey eggs have arrived. These are Spanish Black Turkey eggs. A very old heritage turkey. In fact one of the oldest. The eggs came in the post and even though I ordered eight the very nice man sent me nine. So we have one  more chance of getting it right.  I also included …