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I have decided Not to Shop for anything at all until AFTER the American Thanksgiving. This way I can avoid the Christmas Rush just a little longer.  (They are already playing Christmas Carols).  Thanksgiving is now Pre-Christmas. I think Thanksgiving is such an innocent and genuine celebration. Just food. Just people. What more could one possibly want. …

Off the farm

There was rather a big family event, yesterday.  Wonderful and distracting. So once again we will leave Nanny Boo to watch the kittens until miss c gets herself back in gear. Sometimes it is hard to tell where one kitten starts and the other one begins isn’t it. They are such a tangle. Soon, soon. Love …

The positives …

… about being below freezing for so long. And there are positives, it cannot possibly be all bad. Not in Our World anyway.  There are lots of good things. The pigs get a warm breakfast of soaked alfalfa cubes, garlic, kitchen scraps  and molasses.  It actually looks pretty tasty.. if you are a pig. The …

Getting Going

Yesterday I could not get going.  It was so freezing cold outside   – hovering around 20F (-6C)  - not that cold compared to what is coming but the wind was screaming and it felt so much colder - I was driven back  inside, straight after doing the most basic of the chores, but I could not …

Elsie is Here

My new house cow, Elsie has finally arrived. She is a Dutch Belted Cow. The Dutch Belted is still on the Critically Rare list with around 300 registered pure bred animals in the country.  I was lucky to buy her at a very good price becase her owner had shifted to a property with less land. …

News!

Our new Dutch Belted Mama Cow is on her way.  She is coming today! She is still tucked up in her truck travelling across Illinois so while we are waiting we will  have to amuse ourseves with cute kittie shots. They are awake a little longer each day now and have started to play. Another …

I made a cake

A walnut, cranberry – apple cake. But it was awful. Dry. The pictures are pretty though. See how it says Moist? Well it wasn’t.. so I  don’t think you need the recipe.  Or I just left it in the oven too long. I sometimes wonder whether waiting til the probe comes out clean is not TOO LONG. …

The Legacy

When the  Bastard Minks came last time, to the chook house, and killed eleven of our lovely heritage chickens they also killed the  big white Rooster.  Thankfully they have not been back.   As well as everything else on that dark farmy  day, losing Mr Pink and his girls and The Big Dog and then Daisy …

Tima Tanga Moana

Tima has taken to her new boyfriend like a duck to water. And poor old Tane is the water.                             She just rolls all over him. This shot is for Heathers girlchild daughter.  Heather has a blog   that sometimes has turtles on it …

Sheila my big fat Pig

I realised yesterday that we have started our annual fundraising for Sheila and yet some of our newer readers will  not know why. Sheila is a very special pig.  I have collected some older photos of her for you to show you how special. Sheila is a Hereford Pig. The Hereford swine are still listed as a …