Tui the peahen is still on her nest (her eggs are due to hatch on July 2nd) and Pania the other peahen has slowly become more and more absent. And now I have no idea where she is. There are a few more hiding places to search but Hmm… I think to myself. I wonder if she is sitting on eggs as well.
Kupa has taken to hanging out with the guineas as he has no women folk to keep him in line.
The piglets are being pigletty and already I have had a few queries as to price and availability. I have a couple of young pig experts coming on Saturday to catch them and tag them and give iron shots and so forth then I will know for sure then how many of each gender I have. I am going to do all the local vaccinatons as these piglets are for sale and I don’t know of anyone else who grows them organically. I know a few who grow them kindly though.
I am fairly sure there are five boys and three girls. Some noticeably fatter than others too.
Someone is watching someone watching her eggs. Boo is not allowed to help himself to eggs anymore. He has to sit and wait until I place his egg on the ground in front of him, then say Eat Up. This is the most stubborn dog I have ever trained but when I was raking the grass hay yesterday he just followed the tractor up and down, up and down, up and down the field. Even Ton had given up and thrown himself under the bushes but Boo (his name is evolving) just kept on trudging along after the tractor doing his job of following me wherever I go.
I got up even earlier than usual this morning so that John (who leaves for work at 5am) could help me give Queenie a booster shot to encourage her to be wildly fertile when the Lady Vet comes again on Sunday. I hope we get a better result. I also hope that Daisy does not show signs of coming into heat as well. I would hate to have to breed her all over again, she is such a drama-cow as you know.
After I have attended to the animals this morning I shall continue the hunt for Pania. I will let you know. Let’s hope she is sitting on eggs somewhere. I am fairly confident that she will be.
Have a lovely day.
your friend, celi