The sun with his dogs. Frankly I find these images downright spooky.
Ads shooting straight into the sun creates some odd effects but there is something deeply supernatural about these. What does it mean to have this in your skies, as you trudge in from doing ordinary chores in the early morning.
After the work for the morning was finished and I had dealt with the supernatural, we loaded up the white truck (too cold for the red truck) and slipped and slid on the ice covered roads out to visit Sheila.
She popped up out of her deep straw bed with much more vigor than the day before. I had brought her a big feed of her favourite oats,barley, molasses and eggs and an apple with an aspirin hidden in it. Aspirin is amazing for pigs with limps. Plus her hay and another half bale of straw as last night was forecast to get dangerously cold at -16. (Though to be fair she would not have been any warmer in my barn) She ate and then set to work on her bed, rearranging all the straw. I took this as a very good sign and helped her for a while, chatting as girls do and when I could no longer feel the fingers attached to my hands I said, bye bye darling girl and shuffled off back to the truck.
and the beer.
I have kept the left over beer for when we breed Sheila. As a special treat. Seems appropriate actually. Maybe she just needs a drink then the Boar will look prettier!
The Lady Bird Wine made with natural wild yeasts is tasting startlingly good, even now, with at least 6 months before I can bottle it.
I hope you all have a lovely day, maybe this is the last bad cold day for a while. As I write this before dawn and at 4.50 am it is only -9F (-22C) with no wind. So not as cold as forecast. Which is a relief. I look back at that sentence and wonder how I can think -9 is not too bad! Have to laugh at myself really.
Your friend on the farmy,