Tag: farming

Unpacking the Groceries

I am being watched by BooBoo and TonTon as I write because we can smell a skunk toddling off to bed (it is still morning-dark) and they are convinced that they should be allowed outside to give the skunk the ‘hurry up’. Not Happening!… Continue Reading “Unpacking the Groceries”

One of those quiet days?

I am having one of those days when I feel almost horizontal with quiet. Or at least I begin by being quiet / but you know how that goes. Do you remember these, Diane? It is all about the chooks and their chicks and… Continue Reading “One of those quiet days?”

Back on the Farm

Back on the prairies. I find myself with NOT a lot to say today. I am back from my working holiday in California which was grand. Though the ever present smell of burning trees was unsettling. Lucky we wear masks when we are out… Continue Reading “Back on the Farm”

SLEEP IS FUNNY

I understand the biology but really sleep is so odd. Dark comes – we get tired. We all sleep at the same time even the birds even the animals. Our dogs. We all crawl into our safe corners and sleep. Except the nocturnal ones… Continue Reading “SLEEP IS FUNNY”

The Swamp

That is what they call our fields. The Swamp. When these acres performs the yields are magnificent but when the weather gets in the way this land ( rightly so) has a mind of its own. It is the lowest point for miles around… Continue Reading “The Swamp”

Title Here

You know the rule about titles – the first title I think of has to go in the Title Space. Well there you are! Title Here! Snort. ( I cannot write snort without thinking of Sheila – and thinking of Sheila always makes me… Continue Reading “Title Here”

The Damp

Although the flood waters have receded the ground is so wet that every morning the dew is heavy and the sun rises into misty wet air. The humidity is saturating. We have not had a full hot drying sunny day in weeks. The clouds… Continue Reading “The Damp”

Pond Plants

I am off out this morning to find the gardens of a baking friend. A couple who I met through janiesmill who live about an hour from here, love to bake with good flour and have a small business growing plants native to this… Continue Reading “Pond Plants”

Living with Nature

It is Saturday morning – after another fraught week. A huge hawk came onto the farm while I was at work on Tuesday and killed Mrs Flowers. I saw the hawk when I was driving up the drive from work. The birds were frantic,… Continue Reading “Living with Nature”

Mopping Up the Details

It might take a while to get you all up to date! Let’s hope I can stay the course a bit longer this time. Though we will be drifting into bread baking a bit more often – this being a huge focus in my… Continue Reading “Mopping Up the Details”