Feeding Time

Feeding a big group of pigs is like merging onto a motorway full of fast moving trucks whose drivers got their licenses from the dodge-ems at a fair. And all the drivers are half crazed with thirst and my truck is carrying the beer! Happy pigs. My friend Kristy (eatplayloveblog) had Camera House yesterday and was …

Tane

Pronounced Tahnay. Tane Mahuta is my small kunekune boar.  He has a Maori name – from my homeland New Zealand.  Like many ancient cultures the Maori culture had many gods, Tane is the God of the forests and birds. (Though in New Zealand we call the forests the BUSH). The word also means boy or man. …

It was only luck

It as only luck that I was on the tractor last night rolling out through the garden and along the empty grey fields, – past the pigs field, them runing out to meet me – we’re here we’re here … .. through the baby fellowship forest. Along the fence-line where the the black and white herd gathered …

Taking the sun

Though it is cold enough for me to be wearing my winter farm jacket now, Poppy’s babies still came out with her today to play in the autumnal sun. Tane and Tima have shifted into their winter home. It will a bit of a jig saw getting everyone a pen in the barns with an …

Cabbages and Cats

Now why would a cat sleep with a cabbage. Well,  all the plants are covered so that the peahens cannot eat my infant crops. But Marmalade  the Mama cat thinks we have created a warm spot for her to sleep and she is ever so grateful! The peahens are being trained into their Peacock Palace- …

The White Truck

Now that it is colder I need the white truck to transport me and the dogs and the pigs food and waters across to the West Barn. Of course I am usually carrying 6 x 5 gallon buckets  of water. But yesterday was warmer and the faucets were working so I did not need to fill …

Hi-Jacked

I was taking photos of the Spanish Black turkeys yesterday,    .. when I put the camera down to check something and it was Hijacked by Hugo. So now you follow Hugo’s eyes. Sheila needs to go on a diet again.. she is not doing so well sharing quarters with Poppy who was on her …

At Last

An ordinary day. But a long one. This is the first time in a long time that I have been working all alone all day and I did not get the chores done until 8pm. However I WAS taking my time and everyone was fed and watered,  even Our John, eventually. I have ten more …

My Pig and I

It was hot yesterday. Humid and hot. All the animals and birds used as little energy as possible and rested in cool spots. Any animal with access to the barn got a fan. Especially Poppy and her piglets. Sheila was limpiing yesterday and as she has spent months in the mud now I had to …

Playing along

I was taking all our shots yesterday with my phone but I must have inadvertently turned on a high noise filter. Still.. .. life is not always crystal clear.  I think these images will look better on a small screen. For once you smarty pants phone viewers will be the winners. And the images are …