Long Necks

I was feeling lazy yesterday afternoon as I climbed right to the top of the hay pile in the West Barn, the last stack stands in the corner of the central storage area of the barn. It is stacked against an interior wall with cows behind it. The hay stack is still high enough to be able …

A Lot of Things

Yesterday it blew very hard and very  loudly for the whole day, shredding the nerves of people and pigs. I spent a lot time with Molly who was feeling down about being pregnant (I hope) and alone (poor pig). She does have Sheila next door but Sheila does not like pigs very much. The crashing …

Calf in the Boot

I never tire of seeing an animal standing in the boot of Johns Cow Art Hay Car Feeder.   Usually the small cows put their two front feet into the boot (trunk) when they are eating but for some reason Tia decided to climb right in. Molly is back home from the West Barn. To …

There are Pigs …

… and then there are PIGS. The little pigs look so big and chubby until you put them next to Sheila the Big Pig. Then the Little Pigs look like little pigs again.  If you have a moment and want to see Sheila off for a walk – there is a very short instagram video …

No blood tests

We did not test any of the cows for pregnancy last year. I had real trouble getting either of my cow people out to do this. So the way I figure they are either pregnant or not. Aunty Del is not. And within the next few months we will find out about the rest. And …

Functional Strength

“The key to functional exercise is integration. It’s about teaching all the muscles to work together rather than isolating them to work independently.” says Greg Roskopf, MS, a biomechanics consultant with a company called Muscle Activation Techniques. (He works with athletes) .  So when thinking about exercise or training we need to make sure that …

Finger Tip

I cut My fingers all the time. Fr some reason whetehr my knives are sharp or blunt I always manage to cut into ,y fingers when I am ooking in a hurry. I thought I would leave that sentence be, so you can see what I do when I work in a hurry with a …

Advection

If I were writing a script I would have people talking in the feed store about the Extreme weather that was coming in last night.  The man at the gas station making a comment.  I would have the lead come home and unload her feed and feed her animals  and then walk her dogs  about …

Under a cloud

A real cloud not a metaphorical one – thankfully. Tima is such a round barrel that her speed in this shot can only be determined by seeing TonTon (stick in mouth as usual) hurrying along beside her. When Tane hurries his movements smooth right out. When he walks he barely uses three of his legs. …

Where you see from

It is 27f/-2c right now as I write. But it is the morning and the temperature will rise through the day. Funny how 27F does not feel cold today – no fire – the only room with a heater is the tiny cloak room when the chicks are growing.  But I am dressing for the …