no more milk

Yes. The  milking cows have been milked for the last time and … – loaded up into the old trailer with its new tyre and driven over to the West Barn. We made a bit of a mess of the paths and pastures as the rain had come and the ground had thawed, and gone …

Gardening Chooks

You have not seen much of Mr Flowers lately, but I have – him and all his wives up on the veranda. This year I decided to employ the meat chickens as gardeners. With this endless rain, combined  with the terrible heat earlier in the month, the garden is officially out of control. Some areas …

Here’s a problem!

Three and a half months ago there was a big bad storm that blew in the big door at the West Barn. When I got to the barn the following morning Manu (Hereford Boar) was in with Molly and Tahiti(Hereford gilts) .  Do you remember? As soon as I could I separated them back out and …

A side of country

Today we left the lovely farm and homestead and drove back through the parched landscape to Wellington, New Zealand. This (above) has to be my favourite image of the New Zealand I saw this time.. New Zealand country. We were driving through  the Wairarapa. They have not had rain in a while and it  shows. …