Dogs

Phoebe’s recipe for poached eggs

Phoebe’s recipe for poached eggs

Here’s my dog Phoebe’s recipe for poached eggs… First, go poaching and steal an egg when no-one is looking. The bigger the egg, the better. If you can get away with a goose egg – awesome! If caught in the act, meekly hand over the egg, dropping it very carefully and gently into the waiting … Continue reading

Dog thermometers

Dog thermometers

Here’s how to gauge winter temperatures just by looking at our dogs, Phoebe and Eva.                                   Many thanks to DoggieJama for the fantastically cosy nighties Phoebe and Eva are wearing. They can’t wait to be helped into them each night. Yes, that’s … Continue reading

Zip-up Pup

Zip-up Pup

Eva, the Jack Russell cross, has been getting around looking like we’ve tried to convert her into a pyjama bag with a ‘zip’ in her side. She’s sporting stitches and a drain after tearing another flap of skin on her side exactly the same way she did it six months ago. A protective hose pipe buffer has now been installed … Continue reading

Working dog??? Phoebe helping Allan

Working dog??? Phoebe helping Allan

Phoebe decided my father, Allan, needed a helping hand, or rather paw, while we were giving worming tablets to some cockerels. She climbed up onto his lap and “assisted” until we’d finished worming two dozen birds. In a fine display of teamwork she remained motionless while we wormed two dozen birds. All that moral support … Continue reading

Old lady Abergeldie gets a roof makeover

Old lady Abergeldie gets a roof makeover

Our beautiful old part-sandstone cottage, Abergeldie (circa 1889), has been having a bad hair day – or, to be more accurate, a bad hair decade. Her lovely grey corrugated iron roof has been looking pretty timeworn with ominous rust patches steadily spreading on iron that’s been there for at least 70 years and was clearly … Continue reading

Eva’s latest injury

Eva’s latest injury

My fearless little farm worker, Eva the Jack Russell cross, has sustained another injury. She often gets bitten and cut when she’s catching rats. This time she was off to the vet after losing a flap of skin on her back leg. Did she sustain her injury fighting rats? Was she hurt while chasing a … Continue reading

May Markets

May Markets

You can find Feather Flower Brush at two markets this weekend: Castle Hill Artisan Market – Saturday 24th, 8:00am – 12:00pm, Castle Hill Showground. Check out the Artisan Market along with the Hawkesbury Harvest Farmers & Fine Food Market for a very wide array of tempting wares and fresh produce. Glenorie Growers’ Market – Sunday 25th, 8:00am … Continue reading

A strange and beautiful bond between a Malinois dog and a Silkie chook

A strange and beautiful bond between a Malinois dog and a Silkie chook

I was intrigued by a delightful message from one of our chook customers telling me about an extraordinary relationship that has formed between her Malinois (also known as a Belgian Shepherd) dog, Goldie, and a Silkie hen she bought from us a few months ago. Here is her email: Hi Lee, I bought two silkies … Continue reading

Dogs in deadly tug of war with an Eastern Brown snake

Dogs in deadly tug of war with an Eastern Brown snake

While I was feeding the birds in the big shed this morning the dogs were climbing around in a pile of old farm implements in the corner. Sounds of energetic digging could be heard and I assumed they were after a rat. Next minute there was a vigorous commotion and I looked up to see … Continue reading

Meeting Shelly, canine star of the Castle Hill Markets

Meeting Shelly, canine star of the Castle Hill Markets

From my stall at the Castle Hill Artisans Market I can look past other marquees across the market and spy an intriguing sight. On a stall that sells homemade health food for dogs a small star shines her way through the day. A pint-sized little dog trots back and forth along the stall’s tables entertaining … Continue reading

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