I Should have KNOWN!

Guess who has begun to show an udder? Go on GUESS!   After all this backwardsing and forwardsing and shilly shallying about – it looks like Lady Astor is developing her udder for real. I am fairly sure now. And just before I was about to call the vet out too. With eight days to go …

Can I have him?

“PLeeeeeaaaase.” says BooBoo. “Can I have him?” This is the little piglet who I am trying to get to eat a little more. He is so small.  He sleeps a bit much and is always bottom of the heap, but seems pretty sprightly when he is up and about. He is very friendly and when …

Sizes

Everything got very busy yesterday. It was overcast and cool as expected but there was no wind so it was a perfect temperature for gardening. I did not get in to reply to your comments but I did read them, I so enjoy the Lounge of Commments and saw Juliana ask how big Sheila is. …

Plant, Eat: Pairings

One of the best things a family can do together is eat their meals together. Every night here, my crew and I  pick together and cook together (one kitchen mama – many helpers) and eat at the table together. My little rent a family. This kind of grouping works in the garden too. The things …

Found IT

My camera that is – at last.  Elle saw it – waiting for me on top of the fuse box attached to the power pole in the yard. I was standing not even three feet away. The good news is that we found it before the rain started.  And now this morning the wind is …

I have lost my camera

I must have put it down somewhere outside and for the life of me I cannot find it at all. The camera moves around with me all day so it is not uncommon for me to put it down then back track to collect it, but this is the first time it has disappeared completely. …

The North Garden

Just as I cooked up the last of the frozen tomatoes into a scorched pasta sauce, (I was Kitchen Mama yesterday) Ellie and Alex  began to plant the first of the tomatoes for  this winters batch of sauce. Any extras we will sell at the farmers market or to the restaurants. The best time to plant …

Night Renders

Waking up from a dead sleep, washing my face then throwing myself straight into writing the farm journal has an interesting challenge. When I awake I am full of the plans of the day to come. I am not naturally retrospective in the morning.  My natural inclination (and I am sure I m not alone …

Lilacs for scent

In the olden days – I love that expression, ‘olden days’ –  they used to plant Lilacs around the old Long Drop. The outside toilet or the dunny – my favourite name. The lilacs were an olden day air freshener. Our gardens are heaving with the scents of lilac at this time off year but no outside …