A Set Back

As I was cleaning WaiWai this morning I broke through a ayer of fat and I found maggots growing under the last flap of skin from the deepest wound.  This area just refuses to let go of that hard fatty dead scab. And the flies found a way in. Lovely Saturday discussion isn’t it! I …

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 over the place. They have not learned to hide them like …

No title today

I can’t think of one. This morning the chickens leave, they are almost all sold.  And on Friday we pick all the egg plant and thyme and capsicums – sell those. The eggs are selling well still but I am still having trouble with dirty eggs, free range chickens have this draw back. WaiWai does …

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 Wonder Pig. See how the healing is not only coming …

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 corn so high we are cocooned.  Castled with no windows. We …

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 saving plenty of seeds too. It grew deep in my vegetable …

Kids and Farms

No headache THIS  morning! But yesterday felt LONG! Then we were up talking late last night. Planning more food and more holidays.  We were focusing in on this corn for a good shot when the Boo Shark could resist no longer and rose up and stole it. My fourth son had the camera yesterday. Nothing …

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 them. Who knows.  One thing I know is that I had …

The gangs all here

Aunty Del has come back to the home paddocks.  She very happily leapt up into the stock trailer and I drove her over from the West Farm. I missed her.  She brought Lady Astor’s bobby with her.  She spent quite a bit of time leaning over the fence watching Wai the litte rescue potbelly waddle …