Halloween Sweet Treat

I am thrilled to receive this fun Halloween Sweet Treat award from one of my photo hunt pals, TeacherJulie, who regularly visits and comments on my photo hunt posts. A great halloween treat are toffee apples and as I have an abundance of apples from my orchard I am going to make toffee apples to … Read more

Farming Songs

I thought it would be interesting to compile a list of farming songs both old and new. The Combine Harvester (Brand New Key) – The Wurzels. Thirty Years Of Farming – James King. Daddy Won’t Sell The Farm – Montgomery Gentry. We plough the fields and scatter – A Hymn. Old MacDonald Had A Farm … Read more

Photo Hunt: Theme Practical

This weeks photo hunt theme is practical and I have struggled with this as every task on the farm is a practical task so I had lots of photos and situations to choose from, so what should I choose? I have decided to show two objects that my husband has made and which are used on the farm. … Read more

Injured Calf Making Progress

Not only is the injured calf able to stand on it’s own and limp about, it has now started to take milk from the cow. This is great progress and a very good sign. Calf Cattle 2007Calf, Cattle 2007

Bottle Feeding An Injured Calf

Two weeks ago a calf was born which was unable to stand on it’s own. This has meant that the calf has been unable to suckle from the cow and has had to be bottle fed. My father-in-law has been milking the cow regularly and then transferring the cows milk to the bottle. We have a special calf … Read more

The Power Of Schmooze Award

  Thanks to The Cottage Smallholder for this wonderful award and kind words. Fiona said the farmingfriends “blog is a real down to earth breath of fresh air. I have learnt so much from it as it is packed with useful, highly readable interesting information. Sara co hosted our Interblog Guinea Fowl Breeding Event.” As … Read more

Farming And The Environment

Today is Blog Action Day when bloggers from around the global will unite to write about the issue of the environment. I have enlisted the help of my farming husband to write this article about farming and the environment for Blog Action Day. This is some what of a short title for a very large subject, … Read more

Fuchsia – Green Thumb Sunday

I have a fuchsia planted in a pot near my back door and this week the blooms have started to open out. I particularly like this fuchsia as it has pinky red outer petals and then white petals forming the bell shape with pinky red stigma and stamen. Do you have a favourite fuchsia? Join … Read more

Herb Day 2007 @ TopVeg

Today, Saturday 13th October 2007 is Herb Day and over at TopVeg you can learn all about it. Here are some of the herbtastic posts and activities TopVeg has in store for you; Articles about how to grow herbs. Downloadable herb growing cards. Interactive herb jigsaws. A create your own herb character competition. Articles about … Read more

Photo Hunt: Theme Smelly

The photo hunt smelly theme is easy for a farmer’s wife. Here is the cattle manure in the fold yard. I can tell you when it comes to mucking out, it’s a very smelly job! Click on this link if you want to find out about mucking out. If you would like to join Photo Hunters … Read more