From the Farm

Dec 11, 2013

11 December 2013


And the week started with a party! .....It was fantastic it was at Mike and Karen's new Place ...Yes you know em its Mike Self you know the lotto tramp with the wee dog. Well not such a tramp once the lotto win came up.

Now Karen is even more famous. She is the lead singer of HARD CANDY .........yep Hard Candy ..can you believe it... a house concert with Hard Candy.

The act was started with Janet Muggerage with a few great songs with that twist she has that makes her so good.

And then Hard Candy played. WOW it was not long before all was dancing. The "all" being all the who's who, many faces I hade not seen for years.

A fantastic night for sure.

Now talking of Candy ....The next day I took both pigs and sheep into the Abattoirs. Dropped the pigs off. Clipped my sheep cards on the last sheep pen and went back to the farm for the sheep. When I got back, the last sheep pen with grating was used, with two lovely white baconer .. Umm were do I put my sheep .. As I was thinking ..a guy came from out the back so I asked him ... Arr no worries I will shift the sweet pigs down to the pig pens to free up the sheep pen for you ..Thanks I will go and unload and get a pen to change the pen number on the paper work. So I unloaded and penned my sheep just as a ute turned up at the yards it was Mr and Mrs Sweet.

I went to talk pigs and farming with Mr sweet who sat in the ute. While Mrs Sweet went to put some missing paper work on her pig pen ....Well then the yelling started ..Who the hell moved my pigs F*****in***88   Iv only been away for 5 minutes ... So I went to tell her the yard man had moved them ..YARD MAN were is HE ..There is no yard man .. Never been one. YOU  shifted them ..No sorry the yard man moved them out the sheep pens... DON'T GIVE ME THAT You did it ...Look I cant be bothered with this and got in my truck and drove off .

Went back in a few days to pick up my meat and as I was loading up drove Mr Sweet to pick up his pigs ...Jumped out and strode over and started at me.

If you ever touch my pigs I WILL ....With that I had enough and let him have it  with a barrage of words and told him to go home and sort his wife out.

He backed down and said alright ....Booming good job as he is near three times my size and he had a  chance of having a heart attack as he was real red by then ..

I'm still looking for the yard man but is seems it must have been a truckie just gone behind the wall to relieve himself or something as there are no yard men I have found  out ...

I don't no........ Blooming pig people why are they so .............Blaa .......... And its raining and so hard there are slips on the cow land at Douglas. Not a standing tree ,all gone 40 years ago that  steep land has to go downhill and the topsoil washed away and out to sea .. No worries they have Nitrogen and super, HA!!!

O well I have found time to do work on the studio kitchen and bathroom and get some farm work done Heaps in fact .

All of our Woofers and volunteers are fitting in SO well. Hank is fixing this and that, Heather is cooking, Rick is helping with the studio .

O yes!.. I walked past Hank on the phone ....." yer I'm on a ranch at the back of Stratford "........Ha Ranch ...Ha I'm a Rancher ....Umm could be worse

Gotta rush and get Ila’s Black ute towed into town  as it stoped going round and round

So I will see you Locals at the farmers market Sunday .

And the suns out.................. the SUN IS OUT ......You know what they say  If you don't like the weather in TARANAKI ....Wait a minute

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