Gardening Chooks

You have not seen much of Mr Flowers lately, but I have – him and all his wives up on the veranda. This year I decided to employ the meat chickens as gardeners. With this endless rain, combined  with the terrible heat earlier in the month, the garden is officially out of control. Some areas …

Stress then Rest

Stop worrying about me. You know I look after myself. I have always maintained that a person can deal with a decent stress load as long as she has a Rest space in front of her. We work hard for the morning then have our siesta time from 12 to 3pm.  At 3pm we start …

Why am I cold?

I asked this of  the busy kitchen after dinner last night. No-one had an answer of course.  It is not cold like real cold is but I am sitting writing to you in August on the prairies with a sweatshirt on, thinking about socks.  It is 52F /11C . Not warm.  And the middle  of August which is the hottest month …

Walk the Walk

Yesterday I had morning visitors come to help on the farm, readers and members of the Fellowship, they cleaned out the Rescue Piglets pen and we arranged the honey boxes into an even bigger and more challenging maze for the two piglets who are learning to walk. And K held the sleeping piglets propping their …

The Essence of Languid

Though every description of the word languid  that I read does not say what I think Languid means. This cat is languid but is by no means LISTLESS.  List Less. Less List – now what does that mean. To list less. Like a ship? No listing to port, stay on an even keel-  no taking …

Up to the Yards

Once again the cows have been brought back up to the yards though the concrete yards are not much drier at least the cows cannot pog holes in them with their cloven hooves. We had two inches of rain in an hour at milking time last night. So often the rain is at milking time, have …

The moment between the minutes

When my son was here we were talking about technology and smart phones and audio books and things like that. And how we can do all these interesting things on the move. When we have a spare moment we can check our emails or the weather,listen to music in the garden or have a book …

Help Comes

And it is Good. The day before yesterday I roared through the day getting ready for the new woofer plus working with the rescue piglets every few hours. The five are still alive but one is very low and there are two who still are unable to get up to their feet. If they fall down they lie where …

A little JOY

Molly took her piglets into their weed garden yesterday.   They played and played for ages. Running at top speed playing dodg’ums jumping over the top of each other, smashing into each other, ambushing each other, honking and grunting with delight until Mum called them in for dinner and I closed the gate for the …

Then a step sideways

I had to put the two badly hurt piglets to sleep.  I had hoped they would recover but they were getting less and less able to move about, their legs were useless and their crying had become piteous. It was only going to get worse for them. So I had to call it.  Putting them to Sleep …