Tag: farming

OUTSMARTED BY THE DUCKS

Yesterday when I went out to start my chores I was greeted by a string of giggling ducks wandering down the drive. Not good. They should have been in the barn laying. It was not yet light. And all their nests were empty. Not…

SATURDAY

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

IN A MILLION YEARS

For the first time in a million years ( it feels like) I am off out for lunch with a friend!

MINUS NINE

Yes 15F is -9C. In other words – a wee bit chilly. Luckily my animals are a tough bunch. I look forward to carrying many buckets of warm water today!

MORE SNOW

There is about an inch on the ground and it is blowing a cold Northerly. Winter is already making its presence felt.

BACKWARDS –

Back – Wards. Usually you follow my day, my yesterday, in pictures going forwards but today we are going backwards because that’s just what happened.

PODGY JUDE

Always fragile, Jude the rescue piglets health has taken another loop downwards but he is warm, drinking his cereal and milk, barking at Tima through her gate and harassing Ton.

I’M BA – ACK!!

Paraphrasing Here – because it is an “I” not a “They”. And wee Poo-Bum Piglet also known as Jude is not scary. But you Get the picture. Jude is Back. He’s Ba-ack! Sung in a poltergeisty kind of way.

THE LAST FEW DAYS

Have been full on with two very modern misses. These guests were very serious about getting fully involved in farm chores!

ORANGE

It would not be hard to make a movie called orange this week.

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.

SUN LOW

The Mama cows ( I call them 84 and 73) are happy in the West Barn and the calves ( left on this side) are escaping in all directions ( who knew they could jump barn doors) but otherwise things are fine. No-one got…