Pig as Goat

The tower of hay (which Lady is enjoying eating at her milking time along with her grain treats) has been taken over by a bunch of pigs who think they are goats. My images do not do this justice but here you can see mountain-goat-pig at the top of the pile. He is quite high …

D Minor

Only that Lady Astor and  the cats and I were listening to Handel when I was waiting for her to get over herself and come in for the milking yesterday evening. TonTon was there but he was not listening. He is a reggae fella  – not so much into classical. Lady Astor always waits to the absolute …

The Kitchens Garden has…

Many gardens .. Some I never even get around to showing you. I will try – but not today. I can’t seem to find my rhythm this summer – not so far anyway. I love the long necks on cows. We have a savage amongst Poppy’s babies. Someone has bitten a chunk out of one …

Cow and Calf – Images

Lady Astor and her calf. Bobby Blue is sitting against his mother – out of the wind. It was cold again yesterday.  (And cold again last night just for the record. Overnight of 46F and almost June. Lady Astor does not care – she is huge and does not feel the cold like us mere …

The Lady Sits

We were working so fast on the Hay Day that I made a temporary tower of hay in the piglets front room.  They have made the area into a race track and snack area. They run madly round and round the tower then throw themselves down for a quick munch of the fresh hay then …

Cows – and a pig

I love these images of our cows and a pig. Poppy and one of her babies.  The wind is still  blowing and we are all caked in dust – though I am sure this is absolutely nothing compared to the dust bowl,  it feels like a mini one. Lady Astor The blowing dust reminds me of …

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THREE HUNDRED BALES. Baled, Stacked and under cover. Alex my woofer worked beside me step for step and in tandem we threw bales. We just kept on going. Miranda my other worker tried very hard to carry bales of hay but could not lift them so she very kindly went to the kitchen to make …

Raking hay

This morning I raked all the hay,  with gale force winds (which are good for the drying ) and storms passing overhead (which would not be good).  I need to bale today it today.  It is right on the cusp of being ready. We are full speed ahead trying to get everything ready for the …

Wicked

Must have been very wicked in a past life. Because there is no rest for the wicked and that cow bellowed half the night. I have no idea why.  Her calf was with her. But still she mooed. Disturbing everyone’s rest. Though she is fine today and milked very well. Forty pounds of milk which …

Fencing (and not the fun kind)

Today we are going to begin fencing in one of the wet hay fields so I can put the cows out there.  The ground out there is seldom totally dry. We have a few days of seriously hard labour ahead of us.  Fencing then hay. I don’t mind – I need to build up some …