Tag: Illinois

THE DOOM CLOUD

You would think, and I did as I scaled the side of the stock trailer and pulled myself up onto its roof, that this cloud would bring destructive weather to the farm. It looked so full of doom. But it did not. The long …

JIGGEDY JIG

HOME again, home again. Jiggedy Jig.

A SEA CHANGE

We have sun.  A sea change.  A striking change. A sun change ” … into something rich and strange.”  A sunny day. Not a warm day particularly. But after such a gray and dark winter – the appearance of sun leaves us gasping with delight. 

BREAKER BAY

As I write in New Zealand in an overcast 17C/62F, John is going out to milk the cow in Ilinois in -17F (-21C). not good. So far all is well. They are all alive at least. But cold,  cold. 

A PRETEND PARTY AT JAKES

Jake could best be described as my closest friend and good food soulmate here in America. He has his own huge gardens selling vegetables and eggs to Chicago,  is developing a farm to table restaurant and also, above the restaurant ,has an airbnb. Last night…

Tomorrow

I will be back tomorrow. Yesterday was wild and crazy and we got through it all with bad Poppy breaking out of everything. Everyone having to be moved about so she could be relocated to a more secure space. She is deeply unimpressed. Pat is here….

Boo will have to mind the baby today, it will be a busy one.

Dawn across the sea of snow. Marcel is doing very well. By yesterday afternoon he was following me about the kitchen. Boo Nanny is having to adjust to her lambie rising up and standing and being almost a tall as his Nanny. Boo is…

Home again, Home again, Jiggedy Jig.

And here we are back on the farmy. After an uneventful and long, long  couple of flights to Chicago from Auckland, I was whisked away from the madding crowds of  airport people, with all its suspicion and controlled chaos and driven back to the…

From the underbelly of a bridge

Leading over the river des plaines… today I love bridges.. and now to work… I have a story for you tomorrow… c