If I get back to the farm after a days work at the mill – – in time to see the animals, my favorite part of the evening is tucking Wai and Tima into bed at night. It is always dark in the barn… Continue Reading “Happy New Year Everyone”
I think. As you know the vet came yesterday and Del was diagnosed with a pretty bad attack of pneumonia.
Since I moved the ducks sleeping quarters into the barn their egg numbers have declined. Only two yesterday. I suspect a skunk. So I have begun a trial. I hate to go backwards but tonight I will herd them back into their old tin… Continue Reading “THE CASE OF THE MISSING EGGS”
Yesterday we were fencing. The weather was fine and cool. The ground is getting hard fast but other than that putting up an electric fence is not a hard job. And in this weather it is actually pretty satisfying to put in a… Continue Reading “FENCING COWS IN AND PUSHING DUCKS OUT.”
To secure his corner in the sun room of the barn WaiWai goes to bed early. Usually about five pm. He settles himself right into the corner of the sleeping area, hugging the wall, as immobile as a very fat little rock. He lies… Continue Reading “PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE PIG”
TXIKI decided not to go with the herd when I moved the cows on the West Side into the pigs paddock, yesterday. She kept walking to the gate then turning tail and rushing back to the safety of the barn. All day she stayed… Continue Reading “TXIKI SAYS NO”
That’s all I’ve got. One little fat pig who looks like a topographical map of the world and his rooster. And often I have a plethora of images, though plethora – with its bloody connotations – might not be the perfect word. Surfeit –… Continue Reading “ONE FAT PIG”
wet and soggy again