Moldy Oldies

Frozen. All day yesterday my world sat like a large silent hesitant animal, softly freezing into place. Shiny and undecided. Waiting. Everything was crunchy with ice. I am leaving these gloves on the clothesline for the whole winter. I am not sure what the experiment is but we can watch them you and I. There was no …

In-side the cloud

Yesterday the warmth brought a heavy mist and I worked within the cottony echoey warmth of a wet cloud all day. The pigs loved the misty warm weather – they were outside in their field almost all day. The view from the clothes line – everything is gone. This is the view to the North. …

One of those days

Yesterday morning the big beast, the Hereford steer, walked away and stood all alone in the West Barn separating himself from Carlos and his cows. I smiled. Thank you very much I said and  I shut the barn gate on him, gave him extra feed and decided to proceed with the big shift. I had been …

Intro-Ducing Two New Pages

Recently as I waft about the internet I have come across many references to the decline of the blog as we know it. Many people who started out at the same time as thekitchensgarden have disappeared off the blog map. Many are disillusioned and wanting to be involved still but batteries are running low. Many feel …

How I blog and other answers

Well we have hit 2017 now. I wonder what 2017 has in store for us. For you and me and thekitchensgarden farm. Lots of hard work I think – which is good. I like hard work. We are still not quite finished with 2016 though. Here is Part TWO of the answers to your 2016 …

Bye Bye

Well, it looks like the actual book list is going to be a work in progress for a few days as yesterday AND the day before became very busy on the farm what with one thing and another and I did not get around to condensing your comments into a List.  However if you want to …

Annual Book List request 2016

Firstly – Thank You  for yesterday- I have many great questions to answer while I am travelling. This will be fun. Most excellent. Now the next thing on our Christmas List is our Christmas Book List! I had not forgotton. This year, because last years list got SO BIG and SO LONG (like many of you …

A question?

Three sleeps until I climb onto a plane to Canada for the first of my winter Travels. My first trip will be up into the mountains behind Calgary, Canada. Up to Canmore, a small skiing town. My son works on the ski fields up there and also trains avalanche dogs. He has two. One of …

Yesterday I lost one of Poppy’s piglets. She looked a bit off on Friday evening, stopped eating on Saturday, did not respond to the usual treatments and died yesterday morning. I don’t know. I take these things hard. She had no symptoms at all. No scours. No vomiting. No cough. But something was happening inside her. There …