I do love our walkabouts. Come along then. I shall name everyone as we go along for the newer members of the Farmy Clan. First into the barn and here is Pania and Tui, hiding out in the dimness. It was still a little windy yesterday and they do not like inclement weather.
They came out a wee bit over exposed, well never mind. They are not much for exposure anyway, shy wee girls. And if you click on the one of both of them – their eyes are so startling.
Remember that on these pages everything you see has happened in the last 24 hours. I do not store images or make pages ahead of time. I load my pictures the night before and write the words at dawn. Shortly I will press publish and go out and milk the cow. Ain’t life grand when you can write your own rules!
Here comes trouble. From the left: Charlotte (fat pig), Minty, Meadow and Sheila (my special pig). The pigs are called the Shush Sisters because when i call Shush Shush they come running. Every animal or group of animals has their own call so I can bring them in individually.
I have no idea how many chooks I actually have, some of the old ones have been here for years. The eggs are fed to the young animals, the pigs and of course my kitchen. We sell a few too, to pay for their feed. Like the bees, they pay for themselves.
Good morning. It was a bright cloudless day yesterday. Almost pleasant.
I am still working on getting the barn ready for the cold weather. Each group of animals will have their own pen with a door to the outside which will only be shut in the worst winter weather. This little sustainable farm will not sustain animals being locked into pens for long periods of time. It is not healthy. So we have a noisy jig saw puzzle. And I need more gates!
You all have a lovely day. It is still dark outside. I guess I start work before dawn now. but it is 6 am. Time to get busy.