Category: Photography

KICKING THE COWPATS

I was out kicking cowpats yesterday afternoon – as you do.  As you would – if you had seasoned cowpats to kick. But they need to be properly seasoned.  If you kick them when they are too wet they stick to your gumboots. if…

SLEEPING WITH THE WINDOWS OPEN

POPPY has her doors open wide now and everything is so much calmer in the farrowing pen.  I have the windows open in the house and both of us are losing that claustrophobic feeling. 

LET’S SEE WHAT WE’VE GOT

YESTERDAY I took a few hours off from the farm to go and have lunch with a friend.  I don’t do this often as you know and I never know what I am going to be dealing with on my return.  I left the Poppy’s…

FROM SNOW TO GROW

I am moving quickly with this blog post this morning as my old laptop is sending ominous flickering warnings.  The screen keeps blacking on and off.  Last night I backed up all the pictures.  I am surprised it even came on this morning.  This…

WONT SEE THIS OFTEN

I was not going to post this morning. I like to take one day off from the blog a week – I I give myself a wee sleep in. But then yesterday afternoon I saw this. This is a milestone in WaiWai’s recovery.  You need…

SIX WARM PIGLETS

If you were hanging out in the Kitchen’s Garden Lounge of Comments yesterday you would have read that a piglet was lost in that first cold night.  I found him dead on Poppy’s side of their quarters.  Being the Lady Pig Farmer is not…

PORCINE SLEEP DEPRIVATION

When I was a Mum of little babies I used to moan my arse off about having no sleep. Baby got me up TWICE or even God Help Us FOUR times in the night. I would cry. Poppy  the sow feeds her piglets every hour…

PIGLET PICTURES AS WINTER DESCENDS

PIglets in a second but first I was watching the blowing snow through the green of the glasshouse as I watered the plants being grown for summer consumption. It is an interesting lesson in the juxtaposition of seasons.  Spring piglets in the barn. Snow…

DOING ALL I CAN

Taking a step back from mothering the mothers and their babies is hard for me. But the new babies had a good day yesterday. The barn is closed up and quiet. Womb-like except for the lack of warmth. Poppy’s Seven have learnt to drink and…

POPPY’S SEVEN

Poppy had a very slow start. One wild live baby, one dead (long dead) one then a bad time where I had to go in and bring out the piglet who was stuck, so now there were two.  Then one more dead one. Then…