It is funny how when we are focused on a big event, like the birth of the lambs, this event becomes very clear in your head and everything else goes really fuzzy. Now all of a sudden it is Friday morning.
Two piglets are being delivered this evening. We are raising these two with a few neighbours who do not have barns. And I have spent the last two days feeding and playing with lambs. And not enough time getting ready for the next arrivals.
You will remember that we are working towards an old fashioned farm similar to the farm that was on this property eighty years ago. The poster in this page I wrote last July (when this blog first opened), illustrates our objectives. It lists the stock sold from this farm when John’s Great Grandfather became too ill to manage his property. The pigs who are arriving tonight are next on Bert’s list. We will never be as big as John’s family were. Too many useful buildings are gone. Too much gear has been scrapped. Too much of the land is in corn and beans now. And we are a much smaller family now. There not as many mouths to feed now. So we are working to live a tighter more modern interpretation of that old life. A level that can be easily sustained by the land we are living on. A simple hardworking life.
Bert the Great Grandfather, did not have one of these mowers! Yesterday I spent almost the whole morning on my flaming chariot. Mowing the lawn. Evidently the flames that John painted on it makes it go faster. I would hate to see it go slowly then!
But we got the job done. Today TonTon and I are off to see the Old Codger and the other old folks, (the sheep sitter is going to pop in on the new flock). In the afternoon as well as those other chores, I will be planting.
Good morning. Once again we had a good night. The lambs are all feeding well now. We are all getting used to our new routine. As I write this morning, there is a shower of rain falling gently. Beautiful. Such a lovely sound. Every little drop is welcome at the moment.
Have a wonderful day. We will have a wonderfully busy one! Oops I just remembered I left the mower out last night. Maybe that is why it rained!