Tag: countrylife

CALLING IT A NIGHT

… in the middle of the afternoon. Yesterday darkness fell about 3.30pm. A storm was rolling in. All the animals took note and began to take their places in their barns. ‘Calling it a night.’ Early.

FEEDBACK

Manu slept the night in his little tin house. He had two bales of dry golden straw in there and has made himself a big warm bed.

AT THE KITCHEN DOOR

When I am doing chores Jude comes out of his house and follows us about the farm. He is the sweetest little pig and is my constant companion.

SATURDAY

Morning. Dark. Wintry Mix. I hate the wintry mix because it often results in Ice. And I hate ICE.

MOO FREE

This morning as I write there are no mooing calves. I am not sure whether to be relieved or grateful or worried that they have all run off.

SCOURS

Once more into the breach. Yesterday and the day before were bad days for Piglet. He went down with another bout of pretty bad scours.

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.

IN THEIR GAZE

Animals who get to sit about while the grown ups work, watching with great intention but little actual contribution.

TIA THE NAUGHTY

Tia is much too big for standing in the boot of a car. But there she is!

STRUCK BY LIGHTNING

Yesterday morning I awoke to an incredibly loud lightning storm, a massive crack way too close for comfort and then no electricity. Funny how the power goes off so silently.

THE LONG SHADE

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

PAWPAW

There are a goodly number of pawpaw on the trees this year. They are liking this long cool spell and plumping up well, so I am watching them carefully. It is very hard to tell when a pawpaw is ready.