Category: Photography

I AM HERE

And wide awake and ready to explore! This is a letter written on my phone just to let you know I have arrived. AND this is my view. Kalymnos: Greece. Many more pictures to come – very soon – I having the usual technical…

ONE MORE SLEEP

A little more rain. A little more packing (though travelling with only hand luggage is all about the UN-Packing).  Lots of getting the farm ready to leave for a week. 

A LITTLE RAIN

And we all weedily grow. Lankily. In adolescent stages. 

HEAT and FIRE

Yesterday a man who I will not name because he is a local mowed the ditches ghen set fire to them then left the area. Of course it roared up in the wind and shot out in all directions burning up dry, dry grass…

HEAT STROKE

Lucy the newborn Angus calf  went down with heatstroke yesterday evening and I had to go in and drag her out through the little milking calf door without her mother killing me. If I had left her in there she would have died on…

New bobby

We all melted in the heat yesterday but Leia managed to give birth easily to a wee Bobby calf before breakfast. She kept him under the tree for the day and has not brought him into the barn again. 

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…