admin | September 24, 2007
Curtis @ Growing Thumbs has been gardening for almost 20 years and his website is full of gardening tips and tricks he has learnt along the way. We have become blogpals via comments left on each other’s sites and I recently learnt that Curtis lives near his grandparent’s farm and thought that he might have some [...]
admin | September 3, 2007
My regular reader and blogpal Boggywoggy from Oregon and I share a passion for animals especially guinea fowl. I found BoggyWoggy’s site on Technorati when I searched for guinea fowl and over the last few months have corresponded via comments on each others site. I always love reading BoggyWoggy’s comments as they are both complimentary and [...]
admin | August 27, 2007
In June I was lucky enough to visit the Farming Memories website written by John (Farmer Giles) where I was able to look at John’s old farming photographs, find out about traditional farming methods and read stories of John’s farming memories. The story you are about to read tells of the time when John was 16 years old and he and [...]
admin | August 22, 2007
I recently stumbled upon a lovely website called A Growing Delight and was really interested to learn that Alice had grown up on a dairy farm in Australia. Over the last few weeks Alice has very kindly sent me a photograph of some Australian cows for my farmingfriends ‘foto’ of the month competition and is always leaving [...]
admin | August 22, 2007
Do you have a farming story that you would like to share?
It could be early memories of life on a farm, farming anecdotes from now or bygone times, a memorable visit to a farm or anything else related to farming.
Just send your story via the contact form on the contact page with details of who has written the story, [...]
admin | April 4, 2007
This afternoon’s activities where disrupted by an almighty noise which came from the herd of cows in the fold yard. The bellows and snorts that could be heard, suggested that they were not happy. I thought that the guinea fowl had decided to foolishly venture into the fold yard to antagonise the cattle, as they like to do [...]
admin | February 21, 2007
Can you believe that the cattle drinking trough has leaked, not once, not twice but three times.
On the first occasion the drinking trough was broken and an emergency muck out had to be undertaken to clear all the muck and water from the yard. This had only brought the job of mucking out forward by [...]
admin | February 14, 2007
A few nights ago we received a phone call from one of our neighbouring farming friends who told my husband that a vehicle was parked up near our sugar beet field and a couple of blokes where eyeing up the beet machine.
Why anyone would be interested in the old sugar beet machine is beyond me, [...]
admin | January 20, 2007
The first set of guinea fowl chicks had hatched out and we had set up a brooder for them in our kitchen. Yes, not very hygenic, I know, but I wanted to have them close at hand so that I could keep an eye on them!
Anyway on this particular day in June I had gone to work [...]
admin | January 19, 2007
Hatty the hen laid her first egg of the year this morning. Number 1 and counting!
I knew she was getting ready to lay since yesterday I had seen her in and around the mill house where she likes to lay her eggs. Last night I battled the wind to check for an egg but didn’t find [...]