Tag: Barn

CLEAR SKIES

And cold. This morning it is clear and cold. I am not going to start chores too early because all the animals will be staying still and curled up in their warm straw sleeping in.

THE DOOM CLOUD

You would think, and I did as I scaled the side of the stock trailer and pulled myself up onto its roof, that this cloud would bring destructive weather to the farm. It looked so full of doom. But it did not. The long …

TRIAGE VS PRIORITIES

That is a rather grand title for such an ordinary post. But for me: Triage means dealing with the task that has a better chance of getting finished and priorities means putting the most important to the top of the list. Not the same…

DOING ALL I CAN

Taking a step back from mothering the mothers and their babies is hard for me. But the new babies had a good day yesterday. The barn is closed up and quiet. Womb-like except for the lack of warmth. Poppy’s Seven have learnt to drink and…

THREE LITTLE PIGS

In the night the three little pigs, who were shifted to their outside field and who are no longer little, grunted and talked to each other in that low “I am here, I am here” slightly anxious tone.  Bouncing blips of sound, like sonar,…

NOT PRETTY

When snow first falls it is pretty. Then when you are out in it it is pretty cold but soon it is just as used and worn out and unpretty as the rest of us. Though not without a certain  formidable charm.

SUN

Today we have abundant sunshine all day long. And the cows and I will be out in it all day long too.  It got a little windy yesterday. I hope you have a lovely day. Love celi WEATHER: Perfection. Saturday 11/25 0% / 0…

Solemn Cows

Solemn Cows …

GRASS GREW SOME MORE

Well, thankfully the thunder and lightning and wild storms never came yesterday, all we had was a bit of dark drizzle so I let Aunty Del and her leggy calf out into a sopping afternoon for a stroll. 

GUESS WHAT?

The little cats have discovered that milking time means free hot milk.  So now there is a full crew of cats perched on beams and doors and gates all over the barn,  waiting patiently for the pump to turn off when they silently converge…

WAIWAI MOVES HOUSE

Before I even fed him yesterday Wai had decided he was moving house. For the last few days I had opened the gate between him and Tima and Tane the Kune Kune couple and the kune kune had come across chatting and complaining but Wai…

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