Tag: weather

THE THISTLE EATERS

The new batch of piglets have arrived. They are so fat! Brian the breeder parked in the hay field and they handed the piglets over the fence one by one. Express delivery!

OUT OF FOCUS

It was really hard to get a sharp image of the piglets yesterday. Molly was in an unreliable mood so I just hung the phone down into their bedroom to see what I got and all I got was a whole lot of out…

I LOVE CLIPBOARDS

Working at the Mill in the mornings is like a wee holiday. I have clipboards – I make my plan for the day and then I do it. I stack all the filled bags of freshly stone-ground flour in my Pantry. I make up…

YOU GET WHAT YOU TAKE

I know it is backwards but think about it.

BLOWING LIKE THE DICKENS

An Easterly wind blew hard all night long. This meant I closed the chickens big door and also Molly’s big Easterly facing door. Temperature and wind are my greatest allies and enemies. Sometimes all at the same time. But wind is the worst. Little…

BLOODY BUTCHER POLENTA

I know I seldom post recipes anymore. It is mainly because in true peasant style I almost never use them. Almost all my cooking is done from some kind of muscle memory!

The Australorps are in the big brooder with random branches, learning to roost. They are still very sweet birds. The electric fences are up so Tia and Aunty can go to graze in the Dairy Mistress field. Though the paused for a long time…

NERVE

Yesterday cleared into a beautiful calm sunny day. And we got everything done from that days list. The asparagus is all mulched, the duck house has two new windows covered in strong screen, I collected all the feeds and we stowed them in the…

BACK TO BUSINESS

We need some kind of update I think after that break in transmission due the breakdown in communication with Molly the sow which sent me into a bit of a spin. So here goes.

OH THE MUD

Still no sign of babies from Molly. Nine eggs from the ducks. Over twenty four eggs daily from the chickens. The weather is, at last, warming up a little. And oh the mud.