Clouds can be so pretty and songful and worthy of guessing games – but not these clouds. These clouds are like a blanket of white grey from horizon to horizon- the colour of snow – a lid that is closed, ephemeral and full of… Continue Reading “CLOUDS”
If I get back to the farm after a days work at the mill – – in time to see the animals, my favorite part of the evening is tucking Wai and Tima into bed at night. It is always dark in the barn… Continue Reading “Happy New Year Everyone”
I don’t really know why I wrote Wind in the heading as there is none this morning. In fact, living in the depths of the Mill 12 hours a day I cannot even really comment on whether we have had a lot of wind… Continue Reading “Wind”
Well you know the rules! Once I have written the hearing I can’t change it. Here is a not-clever chicken, stuck in the porch railings. The two dogs looked on in bemusement. Not sure whether to run for help or give it a good… Continue Reading “I NEED A DRINK”
Friday Morning. I am sitting outside the Immigration Office this morning – at least a building called the Application Support Center where we are sent for the official beginning of the agreed Card process. There are quite a few of us foreigners sitting here,… Continue Reading “TWO ENTRIES”
Plenty of farmers bake! But yesterday I was tired ( the mill has exploded with orders what with the holiday season AND the new website). So I was feeling a little weary.
Around the farm.
We are getting rain. Lots of rain lately. I wonder if we will have another wet winter.
Sometimes when I am reading a book I try to make myself slow down by insisting to myself to read every word out loud in my head. I used to encourage my students to do this in exams. Read every word out loud in… Continue Reading “HOW DO YOU THINK”
When I went to bed last night it was 4F (minus 15 celcius) – now, I know for you people up in the mountains to the north this is not too cold but for me here on the plains of Illinois this is bloody… Continue Reading “ALTERNATING UNIVERSES”