Category: Writing

Charlotte not much improved: vet today.

Peaceful day on the Farmy.  Later in the day the sun came out, and the wind dropped right away. Poor Houdini can’t even have her dust bath in peace. Mama has been doing a fence inspection and is not impressed. Charlotte is still limping…

Charlotte the Pig is Feeling Poorly

She has started limping quite badly. And a fat pig limping is a very sorry sight.  It is  one of her back legs below that rather large ham of a butt-hock. Sorry Char had to say it. I have called around and on occasion…

The men came…

… and hauled the crop away.  Good riddance, I said But now everything is grey. Golden has had its day. The chickens and the pigs and I Stayed inside to Play. It was cold outside Yesterday. A Gale had come out to say Hooray…

NaNoWriMo – Let’s Take our Characters for a Walk: Everyone can Play!

When I was a teacher of drama, in a high school in New Zealand, we would frequently devise characters for  improvised plays.  One of the exercises, when we were devising, was called Take your Character for a Walk.  Everyone in the classroom would assume…

There was a car hiding in my barn – off with its head!

The peacocks have done a good job of camouflaging this car. It is a parts car, for a project that is on hold, and was using up an entire bay in the barn. So out it goes into the cold. To make room for…

Big Dog’s Coat of Not Many Colours

It was cold today. I mean not too cold.  My words are too short. I feel I should be writing something poetic about the approaching winter and I know that Smidge would say this with a whole lot more elegance and poetry but there…

Decisions: Managing the household and farm during NanoWriMo

I have made a few decisions. The hardest decision is to give up my night time White Russian made with home made Coffee Liquer and raw milk. We will not discuss the Vodka as it is against the law in America to have a…

The Toughest Thing about getting Ready for NaNoWriMo…

… is the waiting. I am desperate to start my book. NaNoWriMo is a writing challenge. There will be thousands of people doing it in the month of November. We will all attempt write a 50;000 word book in a month. It will be…

Do you want to hear how John and I met?

Lynda who lives on a farm in Colorado looked at that year ago post from yesterday and asked me how this all happened.  That a New Zealand girl could wind up living in the middle of nowhere with an American man. It is not…

A little Surprise, then Another one…

This certainly is a  surprised chook but no this is not the surprise – This is the surprise! But in a way no surprise at all.   The Matriarch walked into a wild scene at the hairdressers yesterday, they were all excited because a…