Tag: farming

ONE LAMP-POST AT A TIME

When we were kids and living on Westshore beach in New Zealand we were often late to school. Especially when we had to wait for the littlies who we had to escort to school.

SIMPLY LIVING

Not necessarily simply but simply simple living. Just at speed. A multi tasking nightmare that seems to work.

TROUSER, LEG AND SOCK JAM

You would think that I am old enough to know that trying to take your trousers and socks off at the same time when in a hurry does not work. All you get is a jam up. But it is Saturday today so I…

WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM

While I go through this ongoing episode with Aunty Del ( who is still so weak ) I literally stand in the kitchen to shovel a little food into my mouth at the appropriate intervals. But none of it sticks. My old jeans are…

SHIFT YOURSELF

I opened up the center of the barn for Molly and her piglets to get out of this incessant wind and rain. The wind is so strong it reaches right into the barn on her side.

CHEWING YOUR CUD

Night chores are really late evening chores but night chores is easier to say. And during last evenings night chores I separated Tia and Del. Tia goes into a big pen of her own in case she calves in the night. ( Wouldn’t that…

AUNTY DEL

Even though her temperature is down to normal I am very afraid for Del my big tall Ayrshire. My milk cow. Only weeks away from calving and this terrible bout of pneumonia has ravaged her.

A LITTLE BETTER?

I think. As you know the vet came yesterday and Del was diagnosed with a pretty bad attack of pneumonia.

FREEBEE

FreeBee the Midget has been to the vet for his health check and to attend to the wee problem of still having his testicles. And on Friday my guest and I will load him into the truck to deliver him to Hendricks House where…

THE THISTLE EATERS

The new batch of piglets have arrived. They are so fat! Brian the breeder parked in the hay field and they handed the piglets over the fence one by one. Express delivery!