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 …

The Flying Scots-Man

Our Scotman has arrived on a plane and now we have a full complement of workers.  Last night he and the girls all went for a walk after dinner – I think they are going to get along just fine.  Wai the rescue potbelly pig refused to let Alissa cover him while I was away …

Calf in Car

Every time right?  Every calf finds its way into the boot of this car.  It was not hot or anything yesterday but still the cows found the shade and stood about gossiping. And the pigs took to their wallows. The skin on Wai’s neck is coming away now.  There is pink tissue under the gunk …

Fitness for wounded bodies

My sister wrote to me again yesterday – she is a nurse and like you is following Wai’s recovery closely.  She trained to be a nurse in a period before modern computer based diagnostics and many of their procedures were based on common sense coupled with sound medical knowledge learned in the lecture hall and …

Divide-ing time

I should dig this up and divide it but who has time for things like that. There really is very little time for gardening when there is so much to be done on the farm and The Armadillo and all his skin protocols takes a good two hours out of the day. Bless him. The …

The new wild gardens

The new wild gardens down the back are about to burst out in full bloom The most dramatic being the sunflowers.  I have the list of seeds somewhere I must find it for you. I will leave it in the comments later this morning.  Wai the Armadillo is quite sprightly now though I am concerned …

Lazy Saturday

Kind of.  I gave myself a wee sleep in this morning – until 6.30 – which meant I slept through my writing time but I knew you would not mind. Here is yesterday. And this morning as Boo and Ton and I drove along the track on the 4wheeler (Boo behind me and Ton sitting …

A for a work in progress

We are now all free to carry on with our lives. And we will incorporate the fat little potbelly into the life of the farmy where he will live happily ever after.  Though still in a lot of pain it looks like he is going to be OK. Just before the vet arrived yesterday morning …

Fast

The Pig Vet is coming very early to see Wai this morning. So your story today is in pictures.  And I am not proofing. I will be back in later.  He was brighter yesterday, rising up to greet me each time I came in and in the afternoon he let me trim more of the …

The farm adjusts

Wai The Armadillo Pig and I are getting into a rhythm of procedures three times a day and a walk around the field three times a day. He is getting to learn a few Sheila commands “Go to Bed”, “Off for a walk”, “Where’s your bowl”.  Though he ignores them all. But stands absolutely still, …