It rained all day yesterday. Real wet soaking rain. So the ducks and I practiced all day going in and out of their new home.
The ducks are responding really well to their permanent quarters. Living in close proximity to the other birds and pigs has made all the difference. Not to mention me dragging my hoses through here twice a day.
Though these images do look lush, I still do not have a lot of feed. Yesterday I began to mow the plentiful thistles though. There seem to be more than ever this year. The ducks are very hard to get a shot of. They… Continue Reading “DEL’S MOB”
To secure his corner in the sun room of the barn WaiWai goes to bed early. Usually about five pm. He settles himself right into the corner of the sleeping area, hugging the wall, as immobile as a very fat little rock. He lies… Continue Reading “PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE PIG”
HUNKERING down. Closing one’s eyes and accepting that the weather has turned rotton seems to work for the animals. The rain has come with my least favourite wind. The Nor’East. Strong. And back in they went the animals. Two by two and three by three… Continue Reading “BEAT THE WAITING WITH A STICK”
Every now and then we have to talk of “country matters.” Molly came into heat yesterday and Manu was invited to “visit”.
A Winter Storm Watch in the first days of a midwest Spring. The old people keep telling me anything can happen in March and it happens they are right!
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… Continue Reading “DAWN AGAIN”
The chickens are supplying us with at least three dozen eggs a day sometimes more. One dozen a day goes to the pigs and the others are sold. Last week I sold fifteen dozen eggs. The pigs had a few less though. This week Jake… Continue Reading “EGGS GALORE”
Imagine coming back from your walk to find that a fat golden pig has not only been eating your dinner but gone to sleep IN it!