Less

During the months that I travel my worldly possessions shrink to the size of a small carry on bag and an even smaller bag on my shoulder. I have never been one to own a lot of clothing or shoes or jewellery so choosing what I will take is not hard. I travel I decant everything down …

One Last Look

One last look about. It does not look like a gale is blowing does it. But it was. At one point I had trouble actually walking forwards into the wind. Mr Flowers. I leave this morning, very early, for California. I will be feeding the animals in the dark. It will take the day to …

Calf in the Boot

I never tire of seeing an animal standing in the boot of Johns Cow Art Hay Car Feeder.   Usually the small cows put their two front feet into the boot (trunk) when they are eating but for some reason Tia decided to climb right in. Molly is back home from the West Barn. To …

There are Pigs …

… and then there are PIGS. The little pigs look so big and chubby until you put them next to Sheila the Big Pig. Then the Little Pigs look like little pigs again.  If you have a moment and want to see Sheila off for a walk – there is a very short instagram video …

No blood tests

We did not test any of the cows for pregnancy last year. I had real trouble getting either of my cow people out to do this. So the way I figure they are either pregnant or not. Aunty Del is not. And within the next few months we will find out about the rest. And …

Functional Strength

“The key to functional exercise is integration. It’s about teaching all the muscles to work together rather than isolating them to work independently.” says Greg Roskopf, MS, a biomechanics consultant with a company called Muscle Activation Techniques. (He works with athletes) .  So when thinking about exercise or training we need to make sure that …

Advection

If I were writing a script I would have people talking in the feed store about the Extreme weather that was coming in last night.  The man at the gas station making a comment.  I would have the lead come home and unload her feed and feed her animals  and then walk her dogs  about …

Where you see from

It is 27f/-2c right now as I write. But it is the morning and the temperature will rise through the day. Funny how 27F does not feel cold today – no fire – the only room with a heater is the tiny cloak room when the chicks are growing.  But I am dressing for the …

Zone 5

ONE of the questions that came up in yesterday’s poll was what Zone is the farm in. Excellent question. The USA is so vast that the USDA created Zones which are very useful for us gardeners. We are in Zone 5 but very close to Zone 6.  Right in the middle – so we can expect …

Brain Clear

Well, you know the game. I have to enter the first heading that comes into my head and this is the one. My brain is clear this morning. And I have to put those words up whether I want to change them or not. I give myself many blog challenges to keep my work fresh but …