Category: Organic farming

How to Treat Organic Pear Trees with Fire Blight

Sigh. The young pear trees have fire blight. If I remember correctly Blight is bacterial, it will enter your tree through a wound or badly timed pruning cut. It loves warm wet weather. When all your new fruit shrivels up and the new growth…

The lovely tiredness that comes from good hard work

I am not used to working so hard anymore, my body has gone into winter mode but this brief respite from the cold  must not be wasted. So I shoveled the proverbial almost all day yesterday. A new pile of compost was started. And…

Charlotte begins her Slow Recovery. Because I said so.

Yesterday, I called the vet to talk about The Shush Sister Charlotte, who is still walking very wonkily.  And not often. She lists to the side like a sinking container ship.  But the vet was out for the day and would not be back…

Under the cherry tree

When I have family working with me.  I get to lie under the cherry tree.  And watch all the things going on around me. And wonder why I did not take up Poetry. Not exactly Chekhov. But he wasn’t a poet either.  The objective…

A Fat Farmy Day Drenched in Spray

Mary’s Cat is being followed and bombed by barn swallows wherever she goes.  (Audrey close your eyes). Because these guys are about ready to take their first flights. They are so patient these little birds. Out-growing their nest and watching the milking from above…

Off we go for our walkabout on The Kitchen’s Garden Farmy

Walkabouts are my favourite posts. Today we will wander through the cast of the Kitchens Garden Farm. I could not fit everyone on the one page but you will get the idea. This is The Duke of Kupa.  He has two wives  and spends…

Haymaking makes my Skinny Girlie Arms Ache.

A good ache though. Yesterday I made an electric fence run out the North side of the Barn for our slinky swine. This is primarily so that the pigs can root in the dirt. They get a lot of their essential minerals from the…

Learning Lessons from The Farm

We had a recovery day yesterday. The little chicks are all doing well. The badly hurt one  may never walk properly again though.  However she is getting herself to her food and drink and stays close to her company through the cage walls. Chooks…

Hawks Love Young Chicks

When I returned from buying feed yesterday morning, the guineas were  shrieking up a storm. Imagine a highly strung young matron throwing her apron over her face and running screaming in circles, then you have a reasonable description of the guineas when they see…

Calling all Marmite Hoarders!

Lambs are natural escape artists. They have a tendency to leak through fences. Minty was winding herself around my ankles like a cat so getting her in the shot was impossible. These two were inspecting the trucks. Soon Mama started to make a racket…