Tag: chickens

THE GREAT LEVELER

I want to put two ll’s in leveller. (There are going to be problems when I get to SPELLING in my English course). Anyway, Our John thinks we got over Six inches yesterday. Nice light fluffy snow.

UNSIGHTLY ANGLE

Yesterday we received over an inch of rain. Oh. Happy New Year! In America! Sorry, keep forgetting things like that. The social niceties! Anyway we got over an inch -there is so much water in the ground and so little evaporation at this time…

LEACHING COLOUR

Slowly the colour is draining from the landscape. Very slowly. Inexorably. Without pity. Even though it is still a New Zealand winter the green is going.

LAST DAY

Tomorrow I leave for California – not for long – six days I think – so today John will do all the morning chores by himself so he can ask me any questions.

CHECKS AND BALANCES

Firstly, thank you so much for your incredible outpouring of support yesterday. It means so much to me to hear such care from so many of you.

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.

LEGAL

I am now legal to sell eggs to the restaurants in Chicago and yesterday the chickens laid almost three dozen eggs and the ducks laid sixteen eggs. They are taking a long time to get big though.

THE EGG INSPECTOR

The egg inspector comes today. We are ready for him. Though little poo bum might stay in his bedroom for the visit.

THE MUCK

More rain. More mud. More scooping of the poop. And sadly our little piglet is not doing so well.

I LIKE DUCKS NOW

There was a time I really did not like these ducks. But they have grown on me. Yesterday one got caught in some nylon.

SLEPT IN

I hate it when I sleep in. My day loses an hour and I never catch up. I blame the weather.

THE LONG SHADE

You can see the shadows growing long in these shots. Out in the late afternoon with my cows.