Is that art?

Does Art have to be conscious?  This is actually a serious question. I have always said that some gardeners can be artists,  some builders are artists, a zooped up old car can be art, my bedroom table can be art, a perfect line of shiny mens shoes in the wardrobe can be art. Is  a perfectly …

Waste not those feet

How to change Big attitudes with Tiny turns. You know that feeling when you are half way to somewhere and you realise you have forgotton something that you need. Or you cannot carry everything you need down the back in one wheelbarrow and must make two or three trips. And you think – Dammit now …

Rooster Mohawk

No sun yesterday but I was still emotionally topped up on the abundant sunshine from the day before so we had a good day. In the night I put on my rooster gloves and went into the chook house and caught the last three big roosters trying to hide in there amongst the hens. They …

19,044 Foot Steps

Good morning. I thought I would try a quote to start the day. I like quotes. In a gentle way, you can shake the world. Mahatma Gandhi  This woman walked the gentle footsteps yesterday. Alone. And down empty country roads.But that was OK. John was on the tractor for the morning cleaning the concrete pads …

Bobbys and Heifers

The big Hereford Bobby, T2 and Lady Astor’s Bobby T are now the sole occupants of the sloppy salad bar paddock. Little Bobby T3 and his best friend Sheila the big fat pig who is not really fat at all have come across to the big barn.  The salad bar is a bit of a mess. …

Mats for chooks

Tia is looking quite beautiful in this shot don’t you think? . It poured with rain yesterday. POURED! It was an inside day for everyone. I have been having trouble with a group of layers who want to sleep in the laying boxes. It  is not the sleeping that is the problem it is the …

Moaning breeds Content

When we don’t see the sun for weeks and it is cold and wet and the winter looks like lasting forEVER and we have moaned  our arses off about it in every available social media, we might realise we are actually craving Vitamin C as well as Vitamin D but we can actually do something about the …

Run-aways

We have not had an escape for ages.  Everyone seems to be happy where they are. But when I went  out to do the afternoon chores yesterday and saw this – – in front of the barn, I knew that somewhere was an escaped pig.  I looked first into the bedroom of the little pigs …

Cook us some eggs

Even though there is no sun to help the build up of light, as the days lengthen the chickens have begun to lay again. Yesterday I collected TEN eggs. Eggs are laid with a thin film of protein sealing the pores on the egg, a natural way to help them stay fresh for longer. So I …

Wash your Hair

I have no idea why I wrote Wash your Hair in the title line. But I have this rule that whatever I write in the title cannot be changed. Some kind of weird superstition. It is a spin from a thought and whether it has nothing to do with the days journal or not does …