Category: Photography

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. 

THE WHITE LINE

The other day I opened Poppy’s electric fence gate so she could come out and visit with Sheila but she refuses to cross where the electric fence WAS. I bring her food over and she paces back and forth in front of the memory…

POLISH DUMPLINGS (PIEROGI RUSKIE)

So many of my woofers over the years have been the children of immigrants. And, for me, the most wonderful thing about having such kids around is the discussions about the food their parents have brought to America with them.  Food is big talk…

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…

ALL BARK AND NO BITE

Due to the fact that there is no hay on the ground, all these black clouds were just that. Dark broody black clouds that growled as they passed by but delivered no rain.

TRIAGE VS PRIORITIES

That is a rather grand title for such an ordinary post. But for me: Triage means dealing with the task that has a better chance of getting finished and priorities means putting the most important to the top of the list. Not the same…

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 …

10,001 AT 7.47PM

I realized last night when I was loading pictures that my blog has attracted over 10,000 follows now. This blog is my solace and comfort and company, without you all I would never have survived out here in the Midwest. Thank you all so…

NEW RISKY DEVELOPMENTS

Pawpaw flowers smell awful and attact flies but that is not the new development. In fact it looks like we might have an actual crop this year!

HERE WE GO AGAIN

I am cutting the hay today. Interesting that when I decide to cut hay EVERYONE says ok whatever you say. No-one else wants the responsibility. But I have four dry days in the forecast and some beautiful leaf in the fields and no hay…