I’m feeling like a real farmer today after Deborah, Stephen and I watched one of our ewes deliver a lamb. I suppose I might have felt even more like a farmer had we needed to intervene, but thankfully mama sheep… Continue Reading
We had a bonfire.
There’s a riot of green in the veggie patch just now, plants are falling all over each other as they jostle for space. Even though I expanded the food garden last year it’s currently more crowded than an Auckland motorway at… Continue Reading
It’s been a while, and I’m still not quite done with that plastering, so here’s a little pony tale for you in the meantime. Spring is a time of year that those of us responsible for grooming horses approach with heavy hearts. It’s the… Continue Reading
It’s the first day of daylight saving time and there was torrential rain all night. I got up at 7.30 (that’s 6.30 real time) to give the horses some hay. They looked miserable. The bottom paddock sported a puddle several feet across.… Continue Reading
Speaking of my friend Amy-next-door, and of spring lambs, here is Amy with her ‘Calf Club’ lamb ‘Zebie’. Calf Club, also known as Ag Day, is an annual spring event at rural NZ schools. Each student adopts a new-born calf, lamb, or… Continue Reading
It’s officially the first day of spring, and Northland has turned on just the right kind of weather. Around the farmlet spring things are popping up everywhere. Of course no collection of spring photos is complete without a few lambs. Here are some… Continue Reading
Yesterday was so warm and sunny here that it felt like spring. I was out working in the veggie garden, and so were the bees. It’s the first time I’ve seen them this far from the bee tree since the… Continue Reading