Tag: midwest

ACROSS THE WAY

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…

And rained …

… and rained.  The storms came in with fierce determination, one after the other, rushing through like runaway trains. High winds and a LOT of rain. I still have not bought a new rain gauge but every shower was a deluge. I was inside…

Warning

The power had gone off. The wind was howling, the rain spitting angrily at the windows,  the clouds low and heavy as roiling black seas, the day so dark I moved my work to the table by the window so I could see. So…

I got close

But the day whipped past.  The boys  delivered the chickens to the abbatoir nice and early,  then while the Day Mother cleaned my endlessly busy kitchen we ran farm work until the hay started in the afternoon. It was a long day. We worked right into the…

Screaming Mistress Wind

The day started off so nicely.  It was not warm  but the calm was nice. The animals woke up slowly.  But soon after breakfast Mistress Wind arrived – her black cape flapping – unpacked her bag of demon daughters and they let loose with a…

Time with it’s Laws

Morning. Evening. Time will move along. As we move along in its clear wake from gentle cool spring into an unknown summer. The laws of time are rock. Our rock. I hope you all have a lovely day. Your friend celi

Storm Season

During the day, yesterday, the wind was all bluster. Big fat round bluster. My hair looked wind -blown -fantastic.  The storms came in later, at dusk and without any warning switched feet and kicked from the opposite direction, wooshing the tarp off the chicken tractor, slamming…

Rain, Hail, The Works!

The black clouds I noticed when I started to carry buckets of water to the barn in preparation for the milking yesterday morning, were not as frightening as the  continual thunder. It sounded like a monster train running over a bump in the  track…

Hiding Out from the Blizzard in The Barn

It is 14F (–10C) this morning. Snow on the ground. Yesterday we were locked inside  with a blizzard hurling itself around outside. It was about 18F all day.  Snow flew in swirls through the fields past the buildings and straight out across the plains….