Wai’s eyes

While we forked hay up into my hay wagon and dragged the trailer up to the corridor paddock to make the hay into a haystack…   A very rough looking beginning to the haystack but it will do.  The grass had been down too long to mold into a waterproof shape.  Wai shouted out from …

As the trees grow

Every year I plant as many trees as i can buy or grow or find. And one thing I have noticed about the mornings is how loud it is with bird song this year.  Especially the cardinals. I seldom see them as they love to be high in the trees and nest in the thickest …

An announcement as we run

Sometimes you just have to run.  And yesterday evening The Bobby was doing just that. After waiting out yet another strong storm, standing in the drenching rain and high winds, there was no way he was going in for the night.  He just ran. Running rings around me.  So I left him out. We will …

Storm Watching

It was so hot outside that when I took my camera from the house to the field to take photos of the storm the lens had fogged up. The storm was fast moving though so I took photos anyway. There was some pretty incredible thunder and quite the lightning show. After we had let Wai …

No Hay Day

Yesterday – an hour before the tractor arrived to bale our hay –  it began to rain, just a little at first then the skies opened up and it rained and rained all morning.  We even went in and worked on rainy day jobs – sowing seeds and baking! And last night we had a …

Hey Hay Day

Looks like we are baling today.  Fingers crossed as there is a shower imminent. There was a sprinkling of rain in the night too but not enough to stop us. So if the next storm goes round I will press PLAY.  The air is very humid so it is going to be  rough day. Dripping …

The Flying Scots-Man

Our Scotman has arrived on a plane and now we have a full complement of workers.  Last night he and the girls all went for a walk after dinner – I think they are going to get along just fine.  Wai the rescue potbelly pig refused to let Alissa cover him while I was away …

Two lost heifers and a steer

Today we will finish chores quick-quick  and then drive up to the airport to collect the fourth member of our mid-summer team. Michael – he is Scottish. And will be staying a month. That should be fun.  So today I will leave you with these photos and get busy on the farm.  These three took …

Calf in Car

Every time right?  Every calf finds its way into the boot of this car.  It was not hot or anything yesterday but still the cows found the shade and stood about gossiping. And the pigs took to their wallows. The skin on Wai’s neck is coming away now.  There is pink tissue under the gunk …

Zucchini crust for Pizza

Alissa has taken over pizza Fridays and due to the plethora of zucchini  we are making zuchinni everything so I found a recipe for a zucchini crust.  Alissa kindly made this for me though both she and Our John preferred the regular bread crust which was great  as I got to eat all of mine. …