Long Whiskers

Have you noticed that kittens have a full set of really long whiskers. Not like us older cats, our whiskers all torn and shortened with time. We must be careful not to step all over the young ones dreams, they leave them lying all over the place. They have not learned to hide them like …

What happened?

I am sitting here in the early morning, listening to the dawn (though it is not quite dawn) chorus of the chickens in their hen house. They do this every morning. Noisy calesthenics. They screech and bob and call out for up to a minute – the lot of them – not just roosters – …

Making Ravioli

Yesterday Chicago John drove down from the city to help us make ravioli for the freezer. This is an old family tradition and he came armed with the filling and the flour, his rollers and molds. Everything we needed. My chickens supplied the eggs of course! One of the most important tips for the dough …

Life’s criss cross

As long as it does not roll its criss cross over me!! The gardens are full. We go out picking for our dinner every evenng. Alissa is good at this. Foraging.   Wai slept under his sheet just a bit more than usual yesterday. He feels slower to me. Though  he still walked about when …

Never Enough Flowers

I cannot get enough of this field of wild flowers.  It is so rare to get such a perfect stand. I have a feeling it will be one of a kind. And this year will be its best year. A little gift for us to wander in when life gets tough. I know Sheila is …

Eclectic

Today my new farm worker arrives.  If all goes well she will stay a few months which will be nice.  She has been working on a goat farm so I look forward to hearing her story. We all have a story.   Many of us have more than one. If you only had one word …

Eight and Nine

Catching up. Poppy’s nine are weaned. The fat little savages. The little piglet with the ripped hoof has become un-findable – she is running just as fast as all the rest and doing fine so I have stopped worrying about her. They are all eating well chomping on their greens and slurping madly at their …

I Should have KNOWN!

Guess who has begun to show an udder? Go on GUESS!   After all this backwardsing and forwardsing and shilly shallying about – it looks like Lady Astor is developing her udder for real. I am fairly sure now. And just before I was about to call the vet out too. With eight days to go …

Sizes

Everything got very busy yesterday. It was overcast and cool as expected but there was no wind so it was a perfect temperature for gardening. I did not get in to reply to your comments but I did read them, I so enjoy the Lounge of Commments and saw Juliana ask how big Sheila is. …