Tag: small scale farming

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Good morning. I am going to be jogging around the chores this morning now that Kim our Fellowship Friend and trailblazer Farm Stay Participant has climbed reluctantly back onto a plane and flown home.  On Saturday The Tall Teenager comes home on leave.  I…

We’re back!

The last few days have been divine. Tons of sun. Not too hot. And very little wind. Just wonderful. Gorgeous weather and no need to leave the property at all.  So we gardened and farmed, We picked and ate, Our John worked on his pool,…

Flux

Every time another change happens on the farmy I need to pause, reset, and adjust so that I can sensibly create another workable routine. I have a milk cow, a beef cow,  dairy calf, beef calves, sheep, pigs, chickens, big ones and little ones and baby chicks, peacocks,…

All is Forgiven

Yesterday morning I was in a right grump. It was cold and raining and COLD and RAINING. I know it is bad to be in a grump about it being cold and raining with so many of you in California in a terrible drought…

A miniature surprise

I have been ‘doing the paparazzi’ with this little peeper for a week now. Finally I have captured an image of him for you. My oldest barn chicken hatched this wee fella in the loft, he fell through a hole in the floor, she…

Sunflowers are not for sissies

A cheerful scene. Not autumnal at all. Though I am very fond of that word   – autumnal. Sunflowers are not for sissies.  And judging by yesterdays comments there are no sissies in our Fellowship.  Of course flowers would have been enough for a…

So, How Many Days are there in September?

This piggie has cauliflower ears.. must be all that rugby out in the field. So, how many days  until the end of September? We have run into a problem I did not foresee.  We have eaten all the greens, there are no more tasty…

Look what I found yesterday morning!

You will have to squint your eyes and look very, very carefully.  Pania has come back…  … with One teensy weensy peachick. Of course his/her name will be Chickpea. However it is a dangerous world out there so we will only whisper that name…

Creating Nesting Boxes for Peahens – Hows that for Positive Thinking!

The peahens, Pania and Tui, are spending most of their time in the barn lately. Of course Kupa is up there with them.  They are together much more than previously so I have high hopes of some eggs. They should start laying sometime in…