Rain

It rained almost all day yesterday. Lovely gentle warm rain. I came in from the evening chores soaked to the first layer and happy as a lark. The trees are blooming. Here are two of my favourites: Magnolia ‘Butterflies’  This is the most wonderful little tree. She  just bloomed yesterday, will not bloom for long, …

My new Drink

One of the oldest members of the Fellowship- Katherine and Greg at Rufus’s often put up the most glorious drinks on their blog. Plus they are wee bit partial to a glass of champers- darlink. So this one is for them. My new favourite drink is Champagne and Honey Mead. Lots of champagne -a little bit …

Pulling your weight

I was showing Triple T my spiders knees arm muscles yesterday while we were waiting for another flurry of bales to be thrown, by John down below, onto the clatter box and up into the loft of the barn where we stood ready to stack. Triple T tried to look impressed but he suffers from the condition of …

The Russian Queen

“The Bees have arrived” she called. The Postmistress had received a delivery of bees.   She has me on speed dial due to my tendency to receive unusual mail.  So off I went to collect them. I left the dogs home this one time. Our new Russian Queen and her attendants circled in their little …

Ice Cold Water

The creek (that is really a ditch) has been covered in ice thick enough to walk on for months now. In the last few days it has begun to break up, clink and clank its way into life, yesterday great shards of windowpane ice could be seen floating past. Ice floes break up in between, …

The Corn Thief

Boo has  begun stealing ripe dry maize out of the field. They call it field corn here. Oh yes! He eats it! He is one BAD Boy. Bad Boo. Sheila is on a diet and deeply unimpressed.  Did I tell you that I have decided to breed her myself in January. I don’t want to …