Tag: barns

DAWN AGAIN

Lady walked onto the trailer very cheerfully and dismounted exactly the same way. Moving forward in her bovine bubble. And so ends another chapter. A good chapter too, she did well for the years she lived here and I think was managed well. So…

VET DAY

The vet comes today to perform two procedures on two calves. Firstly Aunty Del’s Bobette needs her horns removed and another calf needs to be castrated (this was the calf who only had one testicle dropped last time we tried so we had to…

SICK PIG

This winter has been up and down and up and down in temperatures. And the varuation is so vast that the animals no sooner get used to hunkering down than it is warm again then cold again. Well, one of the three little pigs…

LAST LIGHT

We worked in the grim cold and blowing though inconsequential snow all day then at the moment the sun committed to dropping below the horizon, to begin her journey to visit my children, she turned her fleeting lights on me. Suddenly and very briefly, sepia…

The new wild gardens

The new wild gardens down the back are about to burst out in full bloom The most dramatic being the sunflowers.  I have the list of seeds somewhere I must find it for you. I will leave it in the comments later this morning. …

Rooster Mohawk

No sun yesterday but I was still emotionally topped up on the abundant sunshine from the day before so we had a good day. In the night I put on my rooster gloves and went into the chook house and caught the last three…

A Flying Focus

Thank you for visiting today. Sunday is always a very quiet day in my blog world. What is your best day? I always get the most readers on Monday morning at 7am my time. Most readers are from the United States. Below is Pania…

Bedrest for Boo

Yesterday it rained all day long – just a light drizzle really but a persistent one. The plonkers loved it. Rain means mud and easy digging. And it was not cold. Geraldine wears the rain with much more elegance. Can you see the raindrops…

Creeps

We never got the piglets new fence finished yesterday but maybe tomorrow. Farm work has a delightful endlessness,  there is always more to do but when you don’t quite finish every job it does not really matter – there is always tomorrow. The important…

Adjustments

Lady Astor has begun a very naughty habit while she is milking – she lifts her tail and PEES – Gallons – all over the clean milking shed floor.  So to adjust this unacceptable behaviour I have to train her to pee BEFORE she comes…