Category: Life

DUCK DRIVE

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…

GOING GREEN

Slowly but steadily, I am getting all the pigs into their Pig Pastures with all the good green feed. 

HEAT STROKE

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…

BABY LUCY

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. 

FENCING COWS IN AND PUSHING DUCKS OUT.

  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…

UNDER COVER

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 …

JOHN DEERE 490 PLANTER

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…

TECHNICOLOR

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…

THE THREE TIA’S

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…

PINK

PINK is such a hard sounding word for such a soft light. Pink is clipped and final in its execution. Dusky is a better word.  Though dusky has more gray in it. 

SPEED

And that is all. Just Speed. 

PIGS, COWS, CATS

That about sums it up.