Tag: farming

SCAVENGING

I have always been a serious scavenger when it comes to pig feed. Animals need to eat seasonally too just like humans. We all need variety!

TIRED LIKE A BRUISE

I passed my PCQI final exam – did I tell you? So now I am the Qualified Individual in charge of Preventative Controls at The Mill. So much for only a little part time job!

HOT HOT HOT

For days now the weather people have been warning us that heat is coming. Well, I guess it is here for a few days. It gets really hot tomorrow. But it is not the heat that is uncomfortable it is the humidity.

Galician Cornbread

Galician Cornbread is called Boroña. It is an old Spanish country bread that I have only just discovered. This is a variation of one of the Boroña recipes. It bakes up beautifully and the dough was a real pleasure to work with.

AT LAST

The tractor – a little organic one – arrived in our big 160 acre field and tilled the cover crop of weeds in. Just ahead of a little rain too.

FLOCKS

Tribes and Flocks. I guess tribes have more brains but we all behave the same. As the number of birds on the property has grown I have noticed an interesting phenomenon.

I’LL LET YOU KNOW

When I can think of a header that is not ‘more rain’. I will let you know. Another deluge yesterday evening.

REMEMBER

Don’t read too much into my headings. They are often ( usually) cryptic and probably ( always) without thought. Yesterday’s ‘throw in the towel’ heading was part of my discussion about the endless RAIN!

MINDS OF THEIR OWN

Yesterday morning a cow and her calf broken out of a neighbors field walked across the road and broke INTO my field. John’s son reported a disturbance over there and when I arrived I was bemused to find I had an extra cow dozing…

CLOUD ON A STICK

At least that’s what this picture looks like!