Tag: spring

Ducks like Vegetables Too and the First Blossom!

So yesterday was spent raising the South Kitchens Garden beds. The ducks can clean up a whole bed of greens in seconds. They LOVE their vegetables. So I am putting my favourite greens out of their reach. These ducks don’t fly (and have a… Continue Reading “Ducks like Vegetables Too and the First Blossom!”

Robin Red Breast has arrived

I saw the first robin yesterday. Is spring here yet? Um no. Because it was literally slating for a short while. Covering the windows in ice that almost immediately melted back off. But the robins did not care. They know change is on the… Continue Reading “Robin Red Breast has arrived”


I was out kicking cowpats yesterday afternoon – as you do.  As you would – if you had seasoned cowpats to kick. But they need to be properly seasoned.  If you kick them when they are too wet they stick to your gumboots. if… Continue Reading “KICKING THE COWPATS”


PIglets in a second but first I was watching the blowing snow through the green of the glasshouse as I watered the plants being grown for summer consumption. It is an interesting lesson in the juxtaposition of seasons.  Spring piglets in the barn. Snow… Continue Reading “PIGLET PICTURES AS WINTER DESCENDS”


GETS into everything.  Snow like Sand. Everywhere. Like the SPOT. Seuss’s spot.


Yes, with two very good cameras at my disposal sometimes I just take pictures with my phone.

A warm puff of spring

Cows watching the grass grow. This is what cows do when they are locked up in the yards. Watch the grass growing.  I need to clean these yards off again this week. Four cows is a good amount of manure. And our gardens are fertilised… Continue Reading “A warm puff of spring”

The Ride

When riding on the truck BooBoo stands  on the deck, with his feet up on the sides,  hanging his head forward as far as he can so his head is almost parallel with mine as I drive. He keeps one eye on the road… Continue Reading “The Ride”


The wind yesterday was wild. Hair raising actually. We have a few branches down nothing too dramatic but the clouds were incredible. They were moving very fast going from this – to this. Within a few hours. This cloud was the pre-curser to a… Continue Reading “Inclement”

Going Green

The word Green stands for so many different things. Environmentally friendly. The greenies. Marijuana. The Green Party (hey NZ – are they still there?). Green as in innocent or un-knowing. Little Green Men.  Green as in envious. Green Tea. For me: Green means – well – GREEN… Continue Reading “Going Green”