From the Farm

Nov 3, 2011

3 November 2011


Lots of warm rain and the grass is growing fast, the penny royal has sprung up in places, that is very early this year.  Many people look on penny royal as a weed and poison but i think it is fantastic, the donkeys roll in it for lice control.  I just love the scent of it.  Never had a thing poisoned by it ever.  A great herb.
Still getting an odd lamb, some cross bred Damara Wiltshire from when the rams smashed the gate and got in with the ewes 5 months ago.
Yesterday i was walking around the sheep and wondered why all the sparrows were playing in the wild willows.  When i walked closer I looked and it was not sparrows but waxeyes, heaps of them hanging all ways eating the willow blossom.  I had never seen them do that before.
Spent a day doing the GST and just met the deadline.  Ruth has bought a walk around phone so i can at least be on the computer off line while someone talks on the phone.  Beate phoned Ruth the other night and Ruth took the phone out to Beatrice the pig so she could talk to her.  Fancy phoning from the UK to talk to a pig.
Well at least its better than phoning Telecom or Rural Inzone and talking to a machine.  I have been trying to get broadband for two weeks but every time i phone all i get is an answer phone and when i email i get an email back saying to phone them.  The modern world is just not set up for people that work away from the phone or have no cell phone coverage.
Went to the candidate forum in New Plymouth, the debate was on food security, the high price of food and the food bill.  I have to say Sue Kedgley came very well prepared
and had good answers for questions put.  The others were worrying.
Samuel has been cleaning out the old carshed to use as a workshop and Ila has been working on Tim the pony she is breaking in.
Ruth has been very busy as she has, as well as her jobs, been doing my feeding and chores as i have me old mate Robin here as he has rented his house in Pio Pio to the Hobbit movie for a week.  We are working on the Shepherd Hut (a bit like a gypsy wagon) that we are setting up for accommodation.
My finger is just about fixed you would hardly know it had a chop.
So See ya Sunday Currie Street.

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