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During the months that I travel my worldly possessions shrink to the size of a small carry on bag and an even smaller bag on my shoulder. I have never been one to own a lot of clothing or shoes or jewellery so choosing what I will take is not hard. I travel I decant everything down …

A Dream Blog

Desiderata. Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive …

Guest Post: Suburban Bees

Greetings from Northern California! As I write, the rain is pouring down, a real boon for our drought-stricken area. Looking outside, I can see the plants in our raised beds looking a little limp, and our chickens huddled miserably in the dry corner of their run. I can’t see any honeybees at all, though, and …

from miss c

I am popping in for a wee hullo. To share a cup of coffee with you. Just to let you know that while we are warm and still here in California. (No wind – what a joy.) At home on the farm back in Illinois it is freezing – literally.  But all is well – …

Guest Post: A Tiny Garden in NZ

Thank you Celi for inviting me to be a guest writer on The Kitchens Garden! Today I’m taking you to Wellington, NZ. Our blog is about turning our tiny backyard into an edible garden. It has also become a place where we reflect on things, tell stories, walk down memory lane, record laughs… Welcome to …

One Last Look

One last look about. It does not look like a gale is blowing does it. But it was. At one point I had trouble actually walking forwards into the wind. Mr Flowers. I leave this morning, very early, for California. I will be feeding the animals in the dark. It will take the day to …

Long Necks

I was feeling lazy yesterday afternoon as I climbed right to the top of the hay pile in the West Barn, the last stack stands in the corner of the central storage area of the barn. It is stacked against an interior wall with cows behind it. The hay stack is still high enough to be able …

A Lot of Things

Yesterday it blew very hard and very  loudly for the whole day, shredding the nerves of people and pigs. I spent a lot time with Molly who was feeling down about being pregnant (I hope) and alone (poor pig). She does have Sheila next door but Sheila does not like pigs very much. The crashing …

Calf in the Boot

I never tire of seeing an animal standing in the boot of Johns Cow Art Hay Car Feeder.   Usually the small cows put their two front feet into the boot (trunk) when they are eating but for some reason Tia decided to climb right in. Molly is back home from the West Barn. To …

There are Pigs …

… and then there are PIGS. The little pigs look so big and chubby until you put them next to Sheila the Big Pig. Then the Little Pigs look like little pigs again.  If you have a moment and want to see Sheila off for a walk – there is a very short instagram video …