Life on the cloud farm. Small farming and self sufficiency, organics, permaculture and all that stuff.
"We must achieve the character and acquire the skills to live much poorer than we do. We must waste less. We must do more for ourselves and for each other. It is either that or continue merely to think and talk about changes that we are inviting catastrophe to make. The great obstacle is simply this: the conviction that we cannot change because we are dependant on what is wrong. But that is the addict's excuse, and we know that it will not do." —Wendell Berry
Sunday, 21 April 2013
Alessa, bored of our company has gone back to her cattle. They were both seated together but rose as if for a guest when I tried to take the photograph. The livestock have such good manners on the Cloud Farm
Excess milk goes back to some of the livestock. It is marvellous for egg production and fattening both pigs and meat birds. This girl couldn't wait for me to take it to the chook pen and helped herself. Note the milky moustache.
One night of the year, or so it appears, the cicada larvae emerge from the ground to shed their skins. This little fellow was still drying off when I found him the next morning. We get these lovely emerald cicadas earliest in the year and huge chocolate brown ones in the later summer. Christmas carols and cicada song to bring in the festive season.