The March Give-Away

Goodbye, March! Hullo, April. (Only a day late). Here are some of my favourite farm photographs for March.  A wee anthology of the month. And a give-away. I am shortly sending off an order for some prints so I would like to do one for you too. So let’s have another give-away! For those of …

In between Time

I am sitting in my hotel room in Los Angeles, California. I have a long list of paper work that is not really paper work  it is all done on the computer but you know what I mean. First order of the day for us is to write the questionnaire for potential woofers. Young women …

How I write the Farmy Blog

No pictures today! It was ‘one of those days’ yesterday and Our darling Barb at Just a Smidgen. has passed the baton to me to discuss writing so I am only writing today. Barb is a poet, photographer and designer of no small renown so I find myself a little out of my depth following her beautiful piece …

Walkabout the FARMY

I do love our walkabouts. Come along then. I shall name everyone as we go along for the newer members of the Farmy Clan. First into the barn and here is Pania and Tui, hiding out in the dimness.  It was still a little windy yesterday and they do not like inclement weather.  They came …

Adopted chooks

The blue skies have returned and the weather man says we are going back into a dry cycle.  We are still very lucky though. Our dry spell is nothing like the droughts they are having down South. All weather is relative really. An Australian drought would devastate this area.  And a mid west drought would …

The Sleepy Eye of my Mind

When I first dreamed of having peacocks, this was the scene I saw in the sleepy eye of my mind. Kupa up on a fence surveying the farmy.  His colours  flashing but somehow blending with the surroundings. A tail like a collection of impossibly precious emerald brooches draped so casually across  the rustic fence.  Kupa …

Weekend Reading: an eclectic mix.

We are such an eclectic mixture of peoples all of us. You and I.  Such a wonderful bunch. Some of us are photographers, readers, writers, observers, cooks, chefs, Mamas, Papas, some of you are lovers OF photographers, or writers, cooks,  chefs, words, living, sharing, old trucks.   We are  farmers, gardeners, roamers, travellers, craftspeople, poets, …