Tag: farms


The cows across the way are healthy and happy. Manu and Poppy are together. Though we only have Manu’s nose so you are going to have to take my word for it. And back in the home barn.  And now I must away!  I… Continue Reading “ACROSS THE WAY”

A Day Off Pigs

Finally, yesterday, the heat broke and we had a lovely ordinary busy day. The pigs and piglets napped in the sun.  We made sweetcorn relish, and bread and croqueta.  And Summer Sauce (basically I chuck everything we picked on that day into the slow cooker… Continue Reading “A Day Off Pigs”


Twilight. Such an evocative word. Twilight in Alberta. And I arrived home to twilight in Illinois. The pigs were pleased to see me. And the cows came galloping in. But the birds were galvanised – Geraldine (seen above in the background) positively trilled. She was under… Continue Reading “Twilight”

Imperfect people

People, food, animals, laughter, and wine. The roosters trying to out do each other. The cough of big leggy grey herons trying to sleep  in the tree. (There are five roosting in there each night). The rustle of the pea-chicks in the cloak room. The… Continue Reading “Imperfect people”

Living and Breathing

My shadows, the dogs,  and I powered through the day yesterday.  Everyone was living and breathing. It was a good and tiring day. We are getting the fields ready for the great reshuffle.  Poppy is coming out today and Little and maybe Bobbi (if… Continue Reading “Living and Breathing”

Tane Mahuta

Yesterday Tane Mahuta was loaded into Kim’s car and off we went to the vet. Thank Goodness for Kim and her car.  After another 79 dollars we discovered that he has thrown his hip out a bit and developed a secondary infection. He  has a temperature… Continue Reading “Tane Mahuta”

all is well

Good morning. I am finally back in the land ice and snow. It is impossible that I am still in the same country the change is so profound.  I was delivered home to dinner waiting and the fire going last night with champers chilling… Continue Reading “all is well”

Slamseys Farm

Good morning everyone. Here is the last of our guest posts. We are very lucky to be off to the UK today to visit with Anne in East Anglia. She blogs at Life in Mud Spattered Boots.  I will be back on my farm… Continue Reading “Slamseys Farm”


There is a little devil in me that hates for me to succeed. I have lived with this little devil all my life.  This devil in my brain is a saboteur. Time and time again I get so close to wonder, so close to… Continue Reading “Sabotage”