The Gold of “Good Job”

Today is the last big farm to table lunch of the season.   And I am exhausted by my struggle with the knowledge of the departure of Fourth Son and his family tomorrow.  Packing the memories in tight. It is misty this morning. The corn so high we are cocooned.  Castled with no windows. We …

How to: BooBoo’s torn ACL

Diane, a founding member of the Fellowship of the Farmy who has been reading since the very first day of the blog asked me a question this week about her blue heeler who has a torn  ACL. (This link has a good picture of the problem).   She has also decided not to go the …

Wai’s eyes

While we forked hay up into my hay wagon and dragged the trailer up to the corridor paddock to make the hay into a haystack…   A very rough looking beginning to the haystack but it will do.  The grass had been down too long to mold into a waterproof shape.  Wai shouted out from …

As the trees grow

Every year I plant as many trees as i can buy or grow or find. And one thing I have noticed about the mornings is how loud it is with bird song this year.  Especially the cardinals. I seldom see them as they love to be high in the trees and nest in the thickest …

An announcement as we run

Sometimes you just have to run.  And yesterday evening The Bobby was doing just that. After waiting out yet another strong storm, standing in the drenching rain and high winds, there was no way he was going in for the night.  He just ran. Running rings around me.  So I left him out. We will …

Storm Watching

It was so hot outside that when I took my camera from the house to the field to take photos of the storm the lens had fogged up. The storm was fast moving though so I took photos anyway. There was some pretty incredible thunder and quite the lightning show. After we had let Wai …

Zucchini crust for Pizza

Alissa has taken over pizza Fridays and due to the plethora of zucchini  we are making zuchinni everything so I found a recipe for a zucchini crust.  Alissa kindly made this for me though both she and Our John preferred the regular bread crust which was great  as I got to eat all of mine. …

Never Enough Flowers

I cannot get enough of this field of wild flowers.  It is so rare to get such a perfect stand. I have a feeling it will be one of a kind. And this year will be its best year. A little gift for us to wander in when life gets tough. I know Sheila is …

Divide-ing time

I should dig this up and divide it but who has time for things like that. There really is very little time for gardening when there is so much to be done on the farm and The Armadillo and all his skin protocols takes a good two hours out of the day. Bless him. The …