Category: Farm Animals

FOWL VOGUE

LET’S look at that picture again. I knew these birds would be photogenic but they are beautiful.

THEN ONE THING LED …

TO ANOTHER.

A MUCH GENTLER PROCESS

I am finding the touch screen and (now) silent keyboard of the Yoga Book a much calmer, quieter and gentler start to the day. As you know I work on the images for my blog the night before, load everything onto the page then at…

I LIKE DUCKS TO WATER

  SOMETIMES there are little Instagram videos that you just can’t miss. This is a milestone moment. I gave the ducklings a dish of water and they took to it – Like Ducks to Water!

SUMO PIG

HAVE you seen that postcard with the enormous sumo-wrestler.  He stands with his feet wide apart to support his girth and the small child holding up his belly? (It is not a very happy image but it has been on stands for years you…

BEAT THE WAITING WITH A STICK

HUNKERING down. Closing one’s eyes and accepting that the weather has turned rotton seems to work for the animals. The rain has come with my least favourite wind.  The Nor’East. Strong. And back in they went the animals. Two by two and three by three…

PORCINE SLEEP DEPRIVATION

When I was a Mum of little babies I used to moan my arse off about having no sleep. Baby got me up TWICE or even God Help Us FOUR times in the night. I would cry. Poppy  the sow feeds her piglets every hour…

THE LADY PIG FARMER

I did not set out to be a pig farmer but there you are. Yesterday when I was talking to the man who was going to reverse my trailer into a tight spot, I heard someone else say behind me, in a low voice, to…

IN HEAT

Every now and then we have to talk of “country matters.” Molly came into heat yesterday and Manu was invited to “visit”. 

TWO BY TWO

I try so hard to allow myself to feel the contentment of what is in my moment. To lie in the damp sunlight and chew my cud.  To wander from patch to patch lazily searching out green. Instead, I endlessly worry about things that have…