Unfortunately I did almost burn to death twice, worse it was by my own hand. Accidentally of course. But let me get to that later, I need to explain a few things first. Things have been crazy around here. The Pity Party Is Over You will recall that the night the first of the calves arrived was a stormy, thunderous, howling, black night. Well that … Continue reading The Day I Almost Burnt To Death Twice
On a freezing, blustery, winters night the first five of our calves finally arrived. Not on the warm, sunny, winters day that I had envisaged. And I was not waiting at the gate with a sign which read “Welcome to the Mad House Boys” which in hindsight was a good thing because calves can’t read. Instead, I was sitting mournfully at the kitchen table … Continue reading Welcome to the Mad House Boys
I have been hesitant to write this post and am not quite convinced that I won’t be doing a follow up next week informing you that the newest member of our family, Miss Poppy, has decided to pack her bags and move on to greener pastures. I mean literally pack her food bowl and move on. You see, even though we adore her, it is … Continue reading She wants to pack her bags and go
Forty seven days ago I wrote about the trials of living off the grid. Forty seven days ago I had endless amounts of clean underwear to choose from every single day. Forty seven days ago I was able to watch TV pretty much whenever I felt like it. Forty seven days ago I never dreamt I would wish we had a pit toilet. Forty seven … Continue reading Living Off The Grid In Winter – Hahahah
At the very moment I was trying to recall the last time Mr Smarts and I had been out on one of our date nights I received this text from him; “Can you be ready by 6pm? I managed a last minute booking.” I couldn’t believe my eyes. Was he telepathic? I was speechless with delight and didn’t think to ask where he had booked … Continue reading Disco Farming
Well it’s taken longer than we thought but Mr Smarts has almost finished building the calf shed which means the calves will be moving in very soon. So to celebrate my debut into farming I thought I would share again with you the day I went to my very first calf rearing expo. Mr Smarts waited until I had drunk every last drop of the … Continue reading The Queen of Calves
Our friend Freddy Fit was at a loss last weekend. Mrs Fit had a nasty cold and he was driving her batty with his constant hovering and fussing when all she wanted to do was sleep. Finally, unable to take any more of the thermometer being thrust into her mouth whenever she sneezed, Mrs Fit demanded he take the children for a drive out to … Continue reading A Most Disgusting, Frightful, Horrific Occurrence!
Five months ago we moved onto fifty acres and into a tiny cottage with only two bedrooms. Not only does the house have only two bedrooms but it also has only one bathroom and to top it off, we’re off the grid. Five people, a tiny house and off the grid? Well, let’s say life’s been interesting. During the summer months we were left without … Continue reading The Trials of Living off The Grid
WE RAN OUT OF WATER! We ran out of water as a car load of girls rocked up for a camp over. We ran out of water as Mr and Mrs Groovy dropped in for booze and cheese. We ran out of water as Mr and Mrs Red drove in on their way home from camping begging for a shower. We ran out of water full … Continue reading How To Save Yourself From Deadly Jalapenos.
Okay, so I’ve been missing in action for a few weeks and no, there is no need to tell me you haven’t noticed, I will pretend you have. “What have you been up to?” I pretend I hear you ask. “Well, I have been avoiding the quad bike I was given for Christmas,” I reply still shocked by that strange event. “What the hell! A quad bike! What … Continue reading My Nemesis – The Big Black Beast