• Bye-bye Bordeaux

    So, Caiti’s two years at Bordeaux Uni are finished. She’ll be completing her licence (bachelor’s degree) at either Laval or Montreal Uni from September. I went to pick her up last week. Betty, our bossy and opinionated satnav, took me the cross-country way which bypasses  all tolls (happy face) but...


  • Hedgehog Sanctuary

    I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that we’d found a hedgehog family in our polytunnel – mum and an unknown number of tiny babies living under one of the sheets of cardboard we put down to kill off the weeds. Plans to replace the compost in there have been...


  • Animal Outings

    It’s a day for animal outings. In fact, it’s been a week of it. Rosie, our pregnant sow, has been on two recent walkabouts. She got out of her field first time and second time she pushed open her stable door, which hadn’t latched properly. It’s never any problem getting...


  • Henlings

    The henlings are here! You may remember I told you about my musical incubator a few weeks ago. At the time it didn’t seem to be working properly, so we put the abandoned duck eggs under a real live incubator instead – Grey Chicken. Popping into the wood shed today...


  • Blue Herons That Aren’t, And Chocolate Fish That Are!

    Public domain photo of heron by A. Schmidt We’ve been seeing a couple of unusually dark, muddy-brown herons hanging around our lakes the last few days. I suspected they might be purple herons, but having looked at photos of them online, I’m not so sure. Possibly blue herons then? Yes,...