MORE HAY IN THE BARN

Not cheap but there is less hay around than usual this year and if we stay this dry only one more cut to go probably. Maybe. The weather is the boss out here. Read More

Sitting in a cafe

So, I am sitting in a cafe in Chicago. Read More

JUST PUTTERING ALONG

Things are puttering along. Anna has been here almost a month so everyone including me has been very well looked after. Read More

SCAVENGING

I have always been a serious scavenger when it comes to pig feed. Animals need to eat seasonally too just like humans. We all need variety! Read More

TIRED LIKE A BRUISE

I passed my PCQI final exam – did I tell you?

So now I am the Qualified Individual in charge of Preventative Controls at The Mill.

So much for only a little part time job! Read More

HOT HOT HOT

For days now the weather people have been warning us that heat is coming. Well, I guess it is here for a few days. It gets really hot tomorrow. But it is not the heat that is uncomfortable it is the humidity. Read More

Galician Cornbread

Galician Cornbread is called Boroña. It is an old Spanish country bread that I have only just discovered. This is a variation of one of the Boroña recipes. It bakes up beautifully and the dough was a real pleasure to work with. Read More

SLEEP

Thunder is tumbling around endlessly this morning as I write. It is hot and still. More noise than storm as it rolls on out. Read More

HUSH PUPPIES ARE NOT SHOES!

I thought they were but no – they are little deep fried balls of loveliness that I forbid myself to cook too often! Read More

AT LAST

The tractor – a little organic one – arrived in our big 160 acre field and tilled the cover crop of weeds in. Just ahead of a little rain too. Read More