Polling day –

So this morning I thought I would ask you a few multi choice questions about your experience here. It will only take seconds. Even if you have never commented before I would love you to join in.  It is a mix of a bit of fun and some real questions about the readers of thekitchensgarden. …

Brain Clear

Well, you know the game. I have to enter the first heading that comes into my head and this is the one. My brain is clear this morning. And I have to put those words up whether I want to change them or not. I give myself many blog challenges to keep my work fresh but …

Winter Grazing

Generally in the winter out here on the prairie there is no grazing. No grass left, no grass growing, not a thing. But here is Tima out on the lawn – grazing. Eating as much grass as she can find. Can you see the green tips appearing? Everyone else just lay about in the sun. …

More Piggy Moves

Yesterday was another day of pig wrangling. I needed to go to one of the big farm stores to buy that solar panel but the little pigs were still in disarray so I could not leave the property except for one fast local run for feed. Somehow the little pigs had pushed through one of the …

Chaotic pig day

Good morning. I have just come back inside from shifting Sheila by torchlight back to her new field, why you ask,  because yesterday my whole plan fell into piggie chaos. It all started with Sheila coming into heat, which she does on occassion and she was chasing her calves round and round the field, so …

Good morning Farmy

After being away from the farm for ten days I am pleased to report that all the animals are well and shiny and the ones who should be fat are fat and the ones who should be lean are still lean. Our John did a very good job. Above are the little pigs – they …

Goodbye Pictures

Lots of them! First the inhabitants in and around the Home Barn. Egoli trying to stop Geraldine from pecking at his haunches.  That is one mean peahen when she wants to be. Tima and Tane. I have just realised I forgot to shut their gate to the inside of the barn so I bet they …

and the skies blew in

I spent a lot of yesterday looking up. Watching the sky and tripping over things. For weeks the predominant cloud display has been a complete cover. But yesterday a change came and the clouds were skudding across the sky. Gathering in long curtains. Performing their long languid slow motion dance. Stretching. On show again. A gallery …

I have no shadow

It has been weeks since I saw my shadow. Did I fire him in a fit of pique or is it just this endless Tolkien gray. Or maybe the Martha Stewart beige. Though truthfully I may have seen my shadow on that one sunny morning the other day but I was so involved in the feeling …

Slow Learner

That Cat is a slow learner though he was safe in yesterdays cold. The ice was thick. No quick dip for him.  Sheila has got her eye on me. These cats have their eye on something. We had a morning of sunshine! And there was colour in the sunset to. Today sounds windy. It is already …