Tag: country life

LOST IN THE DARK

Last night Tane disappeared into the dark.  I was on the phone talking to the airlines looking out the window. And as I talked I watched the poor old hobbly pig walk out in the gathering dark – the wrong way. 

AUNTY’S RICE SALAD

AUNTY’S BROWN RICE SALAD A great salad – the trick to this salad is adding the soy sauce and onions to the hot brown rice and letting them steam and soak and cool together. My sister first introduced this to me at New Years… Continue Reading “AUNTY’S RICE SALAD”

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… Continue Reading “SICK PIG”

THE WEST SIDE

The cows on the West side are more than happy with their big round bale. Stupid seldom leaves its side. Tia’s cousin. He is a beautiful animal. I had John place the round bale under the trees.  It is dry under there with not… Continue Reading “THE WEST SIDE”

DARK SNOW

In the night it snowed and blowed but that is not the worst of it. 

COWS LIKE FOSSILS

After John and I had attended to some business in a nearby town we headed home to scoop the poop.

A-WALL-KY

The sky spent the day in the same heavy dirty white of the earth. The horizon defined by barely melting snow soil.  It was eerie with stillness. 

ALEX AND HER DAUGHTER

ALEX and her daughter go to their new home on the 10th of this month.  December already! In fact December 2nd. I am away on my travels in 15 sleeps. FIFTEEN!

ONE FAT PIG

That’s all I’ve got.  One little fat pig who looks like a topographical map of the world and his rooster. And often I have a plethora of images, though plethora – with its bloody connotations – might not be the perfect word. Surfeit –… Continue Reading “ONE FAT PIG”

FEELING BLOODY

When my mother was ‘feeling bloody’ she meant feeling bloody determined. Written earlier in the morning: “Well, my usual driver is unable to drive the trailer for me today so I am going to have to Man Up and hook up the stock trailer… Continue Reading “FEELING BLOODY”