Tag: thekitchens garden

The Kitchens Garden has…

Many gardens .. Some I never even get around to showing you. I will try – but not today. I can’t seem to find my rhythm this summer – not so far anyway. I love the long necks on cows. We have a savage… Continue Reading “The Kitchens Garden has…”

Letter from Pat

Today we are back on the road to take Pat to the train. As well  as her calm support, Pat has helped us enormously, firstly being the farmers wife and secondly being the Piglet Mother while I do chores in the morning and afternoons so Lurch will… Continue Reading “Letter from Pat”

Sheila is a tall girl

Sheila is 72 inches long ( 6 foot, 182cm) and her girth is 68 inches ( 172cm). She is 34 inches high at the highest point of her back and when I measured her girth I could not reach all the way around her,… Continue Reading “Sheila is a tall girl”

Up Close. Very Close.

And personal. Always. Up close and personal.  Both the turkeys and their ever present associate and ringleader Geraldine the pea hen. As I dole out the feed into separate bowls for the pigs, they have their heads in the pigs bowls, as I lean in… Continue Reading “Up Close. Very Close.”

Mr Flowers and his Tail

Wonderful isn’t it. You would think that carrying that length of tail  around would be a bother but I suppose feathers do not weigh much. And it will keep growing yet.  Last night the temperatures dipped down as low as -7F (-21C) . With wind.… Continue Reading “Mr Flowers and his Tail”

Do you ever feel …

… like you are living the same thing each year?  Over and over again. The same progression. I almost called this post Blowing Snow. I must have called twenty posts Blowing Snow in the last four or so years that we have been writing… Continue Reading “Do you ever feel …”

The Boards

I have two black boards – actually they are made of slate rescued from an old school destined for demolition. One board (in the Cloak Room)  is for the Work. The other, kitchen board,  is for – well, kitchen stuff, household stuff and reminders… Continue Reading “The Boards”


I was taking photos of the Spanish Black turkeys yesterday,    .. when I put the camera down to check something and it was Hijacked by Hugo. So now you follow Hugo’s eyes. Sheila needs to go on a diet again.. she is not… Continue Reading “Hi-Jacked”

Chicks and Calves

Today is going to be a busy one. Soon the girls and I will drive over and pick up fifty more chicks from Jake’s brooder house.  These are the last of the ones for the family freezers.  The Chicken  Caravan is in a new field… Continue Reading “Chicks and Calves”

Chick Therapy

It was hot yesterday. Breathtakingly hot. But more rain is on the way so we are not complaining. The Cadet needed a little extra loving yesterday so she came over to the farm for some chick therapy. (Above is a little peachick they are… Continue Reading “Chick Therapy”