Hey Hay Day

Looks like we are baling today.  Fingers crossed as there is a shower imminent. There was a sprinkling of rain in the night too but not enough to stop us. So if the next storm goes round I will press PLAY.  The air is very humid so it is going to be  rough day. Dripping …

The Flying Scots-Man

Our Scotman has arrived on a plane and now we have a full complement of workers.  Last night he and the girls all went for a walk after dinner – I think they are going to get along just fine.  Wai the rescue potbelly pig refused to let Alissa cover him while I was away …

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 …

The new wild gardens

The new wild gardens down the back are about to burst out in full bloom The most dramatic being the sunflowers.  I have the list of seeds somewhere I must find it for you. I will leave it in the comments later this morning.  Wai the Armadillo is quite sprightly now though I am concerned …

Lazy Saturday

Kind of.  I gave myself a wee sleep in this morning – until 6.30 – which meant I slept through my writing time but I knew you would not mind. Here is yesterday. And this morning as Boo and Ton and I drove along the track on the 4wheeler (Boo behind me and Ton sitting …

Down the road

and after work came a 25 foot oak tree. Trundling down the road laid out in the back of Our Johns truck.  An hours drive with a big beautiful tree trailing out behind him. It was in the way of the new pipes pathway at the site and the council men were going to yank …

After Dusk

I was making dinner last night (the creamy dill chicken in pasta with a butternut salad)  and hanging a yoghurt up to drain for the labneh today when I suddenly realised I had not taken any photos for you. So I pulled off my pinny grabbed the camera and walked out the door to get …

… to be a cow

A good day to be a cow. Nothing but lazing about in the sun, thinking about nothing. Ears up and head up when the tractor and the dogs and I bring their hay down to the back of the field. Breakfast in bed.  Lovely if you are into that kind of thing. I always throw …