YOU SHOULD SEE THE NIGHT

Last night the moon and the deep white snow joined in to create a glow that seemed to come from the Earth herself. I wish you could have seen it. It appeared to lift from under the snow like deep shuttered light from below. And after a day of screaming wind the calm of it was almost hypnotic. Read More

EARTH MEETS SKY

I do look forward to posting every day again but I am over half way through my course so not long now. Another month I think. Read More

TIA

Tia is half Holstein, the most common dairy cow on Earth, and Half Angus the favorite beef cow of America. Like my favorite sparrows she is terribly common. But the nicest heifer on the property. And wide! Read More

LULU IN A TREE

Lulu is my oldest cat. She does not like to be picked up or held. She lives with Tane the crippled kunekune boar. In the day time I often see her sleeping close to him. Read More

THE GREAT LEVELER

I want to put two ll’s in leveller. (There are going to be problems when I get to SPELLING in my English course). Anyway, Our John thinks we got over Six inches yesterday. Nice light fluffy snow. Read More

YUP

SNOW! Read More

SNOW COMING

As you and I browse through these sunny bucolic farmyard photos from yesterday snow clouds are gathering to the east today. They are forecasting a few inches coming in tonight, but we will see. Snow is moody and prone to changing its mind. Read More

STILL HERE

Swamped in study. This week’s unit is twice as big as any other. I have completed all the reading and all five of the quiz’s and the peer presentation for this week’s unit of study for my TEFL qualification – next I have two assignments to complete by Sunday. All about grammar – which frankly is full of terminology and rules and not too much fun. But like jazz you can’t break a rule until you know it. I am in Week Six. And so far each of my assignments has achieved a 100% grade. Read More

PERSONALLY

One of the questions I received before I left for Christmas was how do I get so much done. Blogging almost every day and studying and farming and running a home. Read More

HIDING IN A BUSH

We have windy wet weather today. Still in the Hawkes Bay winter, I come from Hawkes Bay in New Zealand and our Illinois weather is so much like home that I am wondering how they cope with this infernal mud! Read More