Tag: hay

BLEACHED, BEACHED

The last of the warm days is upon us. Though todays will be a cloudy warmth. After this we go down to more seasonal temperatures for the forseeable future (forseeable future being the 10 days of estimates the weather site gives us). Waking up to…

DAY TWO

Day Two of abundant sunshine has dawned. So once again I will open up the North doors and shovel manure out onto the huge compost pile. 

THE WEST SIDE

The cows on the West side are more than happy with their big round bale. Stupid seldom leaves its side. Tia’s cousin. He is a beautiful animal. I had John place the round bale under the trees.  It is dry under there with not…

ONCE AGAIN

The farmy has a sunny day ahead. Plus a high that may just tip us above freezing. My arms ache from carrying buckets of water for the cows so I hope we can get the hoses out today.  Carrying water is hard work. 

BROKE IT

Broke the barn door.

GRACE

GRACE

Pigs do not bend

Pigs do not bend in the middle. When they walk they do not curl around the corner like dogs – they shuffle like little fat buses. Here WaiWai’s head is quite still while his rear end tap dances across to get in line before…

Sunday from Monday

And today being Monday  we look back on Sunday which was a gloriously sunny gardening day until the clouds rolled in and it rained buckets again.  So far this summer we have had torrential downpours every week.  Sometimes two or three a week.  …

The Lady Sits

We were working so fast on the Hay Day that I made a temporary tower of hay in the piglets front room.  They have made the area into a race track and snack area. They run madly round and round the tower then throw…

Diffusion

Yesterday – right out of nowhere – the day relaxed.  The air warmed up. The wind dropped. The grass seemed longer as the cows rested. The piglets dozed in their rubbish bin.  Lady Astor took her baby into the field, stowing him in a…

The Loaves and the Fishes

Woke up to pouring rain this morning with its company the thunder and lightening. Yesterday we had 78f/25c and high winds which would have warmed the earth up.  It certainly warmed me up! So the rain will encourage some grass growth.  And I need that…

Long Necks

I was feeling lazy yesterday afternoon as I climbed right to the top of the hay pile in the West Barn, the last stack stands in the corner of the central storage area of the barn. It is stacked against an interior wall with cows behind…