Category: Living the life

Pigs do not bend

Pigs do not bend in the middle. When they walk they do not curl around the corner like dogs – they shuffle like little fat buses. Here WaiWai’s head is quite still while his rear end tap dances across to get in line before…

Why am I cold?

I am cold this morning.  It is 54F/12C. This is downright chilly for high summer out here.  You know how you are fast asleep in bed but woken by being cold but not THAT cold, just cold enough to WANT to get up and…

No Looking

The songs of night insects were the biggest change during the eclipse of August 2017.  For a good ten minutes of so the crickets sung and the birds went  quiet. We were way too far North to see anything but a partial cover of…

Dogs Laid Flat Out

The dogs on the floor last night after I finished work. Flat and OUT. Because we had been flat out I suppose. Though their “flat out” makes more sense than the busy, busy “flat out”. I smelt pretty bad after a flat out day…

Long Whiskers

Have you noticed that kittens have a full set of really long whiskers. Not like us older cats, our whiskers all torn and shortened with time. We must be careful not to step all over the young ones dreams, they leave them lying all…

A Beautiful Bottom

I don’t mean these bottoms, though there is a lot to be said for a nice round fluffy chicken bottom. And I won’t say chicks bottom because I don’t want to give the search engines the wrong impression.  I mean this bottom. (Below)  Wai…

The Gold of “Good Job”

Today is the last big farm to table lunch of the season.   And I am exhausted by my struggle with the knowledge of the departure of Fourth Son and his family tomorrow.  Packing the memories in tight. It is misty this morning. The…

On the verandah

Sitting on the verandah – with coffee in the morning – shucking the speckled corn so it can dry just a little further before we grind it into flour.  This is one of the Indian corns an old heirloom corn,  so I will be…

On the way

My visitors are in the air and on the way here. So I may be in tomorrow morning – I may not. I may have a headache or be too excited to sleep and am up early talking to you or still talking to…