Tag: animals

Gentle afternoon

Mama is still resting comfortably, not moving much. Twitching flies off her ears, and changing position every now and then. She is still very alert, bashes the others out of the way to get to her food and even rises up onto her knees to eat….

Urchin Wind

Yesterday things broke. And my luck began to teeter. But an urchin wind brought my luck back. First it was the dishwasher – broke. Then Tima’s gate – broke. Then I went to rake the hay – Big red Rake – broke. Then I began to…

Topping and Tailing

Sheila and Poppy. Marcel and the Big Bobby. Queenie and the Little Bobby.Tima. Nothing like a sleeping baby. Good morning. I hope you all have a lovely day. Your friend celi  

Thank you Post Mistress: How to make cat treats.

They say it takes a village to raise a child – it seems it takes a postal route to raise a kitten.  This was delivered to my mail box yesterday.  Or it may have been the day before yesterday. Today Our John and I…

Guess which one is Little Boy Blue

The Matriarch and Our John were very right to feel dubious about taking me along on their outing to the Bantam Swap Market at the Fairgrounds. Because right there in a cage in the middle of market madness was Little Boy Blue. I knew…

“But, I’m a GIRL! Miss C”

All along this wee lamb has been So Noisy. Now I know why. I changed their coats yesterday, Mama hates when I do this, she will BAA straight into my face when I put smelly clean clothes on them but the hand fed ones had…

Kids love Farmy Art

 Yesterday we got about an eighth of an inch of snow that was melted by lunchtime but it is still pretty. The children came, fell out of their van and roared off about the farmyard like…  well, like town kids let out of a…

A Sad Post about White Cat whose Name Was Apollo

Between feeding the cats on the verandah in the early morning and my return from feeding the animals in the barn, White Cat had an episode that left him paralysed in his whole back half.  Some kind of embolism in the spine the Vet…

Rain.. Yay.. Blink.. Oh.. Was that IT?!!

Even in the depths of winter farmers long for moisture falling on the fields. We received a little shine from the heavens and should be grateful. But I am greedy.  My fields and gardens even in their winter slumber are greedy. I wanted RAIN!…