Tag: tane

Tane, the miracle boar

You will remember that for almost a year now Tane has not been able to walk very well. During last winter he slowed down so badly, that I was asked on a number of occasions whether it would not be kinder to put him…

I hope the sun comes out

Boo is still on bed-rest and doing it hard. He is allowed short forays with me on a leash, and spends time on the chain by the barn where he can watch. Mostly I have to leave him inside when I go out to…

Tane the Terrible

I got distracted. That’s all I can say in my defense.  I came out of the field and put the bucket down, why I do not know. I always take the eggs straight to the kitchen.  But yesterday the eggs were left in a…

Tane the Kunekune Boar

As you will remember  Tane the little Kunekune boar has a bung hip. He hurt it the first time he bred Tima last year.  Now we are in winter, and his limp seems more pronounced in the mornings. But Tane has put himself on…

Spring Sounds

As Gracie and I worked, yesterday morning, hauling out fork-fulls of winter bedding and spreading it across the corridor field,  flock after flock of geese flew overhead, crying out with their distinctive melancholic call. But they were flying North.  No need for melancholy.  They…

Tane of the night

This was the morning yesterday, clear and cold with a good hard white crunchy frost. Later  yesterday evening Jake and I drove up to Chicago to the United Cargo depot to collect the latest member of the farmy family. After the shortest of waits Tane…