I am quite sure Molly is pregnant. Well, kind of quite sure.
As I had extra help yesterday I decided to move the ducks to their permanent area. There is no house for them yet but they had been too long in their out of the way holding pen. Time to get them into the action… Continue Reading “DUCK DRIVE”
Slowly but steadily, I am getting all the pigs into their Pig Pastures with all the good green feed.
Lucy the newborn Angus calf went down with heatstroke yesterday evening and I had to go in and drag her out through the little milking calf door without her mother killing me. If I had left her in there she would have died on… Continue Reading “HEAT STROKE”
When I went out to check the two Angus cows Luna and Leia yesterday morning there was a perfect little calf all curled up in the dry straw. Luna (who has a bigger udder than Aunty Del in full production) is the proud mother.
Yesterday we were fencing. The weather was fine and cool. The ground is getting hard fast but other than that putting up an electric fence is not a hard job. And in this weather it is actually pretty satisfying to put in a… Continue Reading “FENCING COWS IN AND PUSHING DUCKS OUT.”
After being rained on the day we were to bale and then all the next night, yesterday evening we finally got the hay baled and under cover. About one hundred bales are pretty good – a little wetter than they should be …
Languishing in the back shed of a friend of Our John’s was this very old four row planter. The moment he was offered it John was in the truck and collecting it. As near as we can work out with the minimum of research… Continue Reading “JOHN DEERE 490 PLANTER”
I wanted this mornings title to be RIOTS OF COLOUR but there was no riot. Yesterday proceeded with business and purpose and NOISE but most of all – calm. The opposite of riot. But the colour is launching itself into the remnants of our sepia… Continue Reading “TECHNICOLOR”
My friend John from Chicago has many Aunties called Zia (Tia means Aunty in Spanish) and his favorite (though he has other favorite Aunties too) has an apple tree here that has just come into blossom. Planted right beside the turkey house. And then… Continue Reading “THE THREE TIA’S”