Dawn across the sea of snow.
Marcel is doing very well. By yesterday afternoon he was following me about the kitchen. Boo Nanny is having to adjust to her lambie rising up and standing and being almost a tall as his Nanny.
Boo is trying very hard to be gentle, but Boo is only just, maybe, almost a year old. Boo is a puppy too. And he desperately wants to play. So he and Marcel are under supervision only for now. Now that Marcel is walking Boo will lay down and wack Marcel’s ear up, with his nose, again and again, trying to get him to play. Then leap before him, crouched. Then lick him all over with vigour. Then run ahead and run back. “Get up and play – get UP!!” But no Boo Boo. This Baby is too fragile.
Still,when everyone is sleepy they are perfect together.
Yesterday popped up above freezing with a stiff breeze so out went the washing.
I checked the bee’s store house, no sign of any bee eating anything. But that was to be expected. In the next few days it may get warm enough .. we will see.
Yesterday I picked up a bottle of PG 600 from the vets. It is basically an estrogen replacement. Sheila is reluctant to come into heat so this will flood her system with hormones and hopefully give her a kick start into fertility. Today Sheila will receive, via injection (from The Piggie Midwife :not me), a good big healthy dose of PG600 (6- 10 cc’s the sperm man said) then 5 – 7 days later she should (hopefully) be in heat and then she will be visited by the Arch Angel Hershel (I was brought up Catholic I am allowed to make these kinds of jokes) via the Piggie Midwife:not me and her catheter, and hopefully, fingers crossed and etc, Sheila’s reproductive system will have kicked into action and we are back in business.
This is Sheila’s naughty face.
The sperm of the Arch Angel Hershel (image below stolen from his site .. there is a very kind man on the other end of the phone there if you need advice) will be delivered Monday evening via an unsuspecting courier.
So fingers crossed. Again. (Maybe he was just very young when this shot was taken, he looks so small next to our big beautiful girl.)
And later today my new milking machine is due to be delivered. If it has not been held up by the weather.
Daisy would beat me with a stick if she saw how wide she is looking in this shot. But really it is just the lens ( yeah right!) – I wanted to catch her shadow.
Dusk approaching across a sea of snow.
I hope you all have a lovely day
Your friend on the farmy