Kids and Farms

No headache THIS  morning! But yesterday felt LONG! Then we were up talking late last night. Planning more food and more holidays.  We were focusing in on this corn for a good shot when the Boo Shark could resist no longer and rose up and stole it. My fourth son had the camera yesterday. Nothing …

The gangs all here

Aunty Del has come back to the home paddocks.  She very happily leapt up into the stock trailer and I drove her over from the West Farm. I missed her.  She brought Lady Astor’s bobby with her.  She spent quite a bit of time leaning over the fence watching Wai the litte rescue potbelly waddle …

You sure?

BooBoo comes with me every evening to put the cows through to their evening field. We have to move Lady Astor far away from the barn where her big calf sleeps or she opens the door and lets him out.  He is stood here looking at me for the “bring ’em up” instruction. When I …

What happened?

I am sitting here in the early morning, listening to the dawn (though it is not quite dawn) chorus of the chickens in their hen house. They do this every morning. Noisy calesthenics. They screech and bob and call out for up to a minute – the lot of them – not just roosters – …

Wai’s eyes

While we forked hay up into my hay wagon and dragged the trailer up to the corridor paddock to make the hay into a haystack…   A very rough looking beginning to the haystack but it will do.  The grass had been down too long to mold into a waterproof shape.  Wai shouted out from …

As the trees grow

Every year I plant as many trees as i can buy or grow or find. And one thing I have noticed about the mornings is how loud it is with bird song this year.  Especially the cardinals. I seldom see them as they love to be high in the trees and nest in the thickest …

No Hay Day

Yesterday – an hour before the tractor arrived to bale our hay –  it began to rain, just a little at first then the skies opened up and it rained and rained all morning.  We even went in and worked on rainy day jobs – sowing seeds and baking! And last night we had a …

New fields

Yesterday after another  big farm to table lunch I shifted the cows to a new field, scooping the naughty baby bobby into the barn for the night as they went past. They all put their heads down and began munching on all that clover. I am fairly sure now that neither Alex nor Aunty Anna …

Baby Crying

Holding back milk is something I never thought Lady Astor would do. But over the last week she has been letting less and less down for me on our once a day milking. And as you can imagine this has resulted in an udder with a wee problem. I increased her milkings to twice then three …

Eclectic

Today my new farm worker arrives.  If all goes well she will stay a few months which will be nice.  She has been working on a goat farm so I look forward to hearing her story. We all have a story.   Many of us have more than one. If you only had one word …