Category: Farming

OLD GEAR

“Is the wheel supposed to look like that? On a funny angle like that? Is that normal?” John had just got back from work. I needed him to look at the back wheels of the four wheeler before he got to the house and…

THE DUCKS

The ducks are responding really well to their permanent quarters. Living in close proximity to the other birds and pigs has made all the difference. Not to mention me dragging my hoses through here twice a day.

SLUGGISH

The humidity is getting into my brain and turning it to mush. 

SOMETHING WILD AND NEW

ONE DROP MEADOW. My son the film maker has quit his day job, and following his dream, has begun a series of UTubes about the transformation of his Wellington, New Zealand garden from jungle to paradise. One Drop Meadow.

GOOD MORNING

I wonder – does good morning mean it IS a good morning or I wish a good morning for you. 

LIKE HERDING CATS

Yesterday Valerie and I moved the four hogs into the big Pig Pasture. Relocating pigs really is like herding cats. But eventually all four were in the field. It is high and thick with vegetation. They will not need much grain at all in here…

THE FEAR

IT rained last night so no cutting hay today.  I have the fear. I think I am losing my nerve for hay. But every few days there is a chance of rain and if it is over 40% the risk is too high.

ENAMouRED WITH GReeN

I cannot tell you how excited I am with the pig pastures. The growth is marvellous and since I placed both the SIX and the FOUR into their new pastures I have had to cut down on their grain, they are putting weight on…

NEVER LosT

Calves are often hard to find – but they are never lost.

HAZY HOT

The air is hazy with muggy, sticky, humid heat. 

JIGGEDY JIG

HOME again, home again. Jiggedy Jig.

A LITTLE RAIN

And we all weedily grow. Lankily. In adolescent stages.