Diversity on the Farm

Diversity on a Farm, well actually All lives and Living, are all about diversity. My diverse life is in no way special at all.  Having said that here is what was on the bench when I awoke this morning. Federico bakes too. Our John is happy about that. Later in the day yesterday – it …

The March Give-Away

Goodbye, March! Hullo, April. (Only a day late). Here are some of my favourite farm photographs for March.  A wee anthology of the month. And a give-away. I am shortly sending off an order for some prints so I would like to do one for you too. So let’s have another give-away! For those of …

Did you Find Your Voice?

I learnt an awful lot at the Press Publish Conference in Portland on the weekend. I am going to share as much as I can with you over the next week.  As usual these things will weave themselves in and out of the fabric of our farmy pages. Much like this post. (And first I …

Cojones

(Is that a bad word? But it is the word I need). Slowly I settled back into the farm yesterday. I took a mental health day and decided not to talk to any humans. It was lovely. The sun was out and so was I. Look at our sleeping kune kune. The most entertaining pigs. …

Back to the Country

Travelling back from Portland to Chicago I found myself in a melancholy mood. My voice packed away with my makeup. My city face dissolving back into relief. Dragging my bag like a heavy weary dog with leaden feet on a short leash. Bumping at my ankles – shambling along behind me. I loved standing in front …

While we were talking

As I spoke for Press Publish in  Portland, Oregon.  In the most beautiful hotel. Telling  them our stories  – about you and me and our animals. This man slept.  Outside my window.  And what a triumph we were.  I told them the story of you and me. And these people understood. But still this man slept.  Unmoved. …

Portland

Good morning. I am in Portland,  Oregon for the Press Publish Conference. I have my itinerary, name tag and my goodies bag. I am thinking I might wear my “I Love Sheila My Big Fat Pig” T shirt. I will try it on with my skirt right now.  I think it might work with this …