You will all remember that Hairy MacLairy left the property to go to the big farm over the rise in mid January. Due to the high rate of problem deliveries I decided not to have any more lambs. So he went off to play with some other ewes. Mid January.
It was hot. No-one was complaining, (we still remember the cold.) Hullo, Mama.
Let me give you a close up. We are all farmers here, armchair or otherwise!
Surely a sheep would only develop a full udder if she were pregnant. Minty is pregnant?
I looked up the date that the man picked Hairy up. January 15. A sheep is pregnant for five months. Between 140 and 159 days. I have not had time to count the days, but it seems to me that if she had gotton pregnant from Hairy, even right before he left, and how that happened I have no idea as they were not together, then she is already overdue. But it is almost feasible.
But why else would she have developed an udder if she is not pregnant? ‘Tis a puzzlement. Lets hope .. well.. lets just hope all goes well.
In the meantime I shall give her some extra rations though she is in a good pasture with mineral and salt and lots of clover and fresh water. And healthy and active. But still.
John’s mother the Matriarch called from California and asked why she had not seen her dog on the blog yet. This is why! Joey loves the pig wallow!
Poppy turned up on the verandah yesterday morning and made a rush for the kitchen door. All perky and happy as could be. Led by Tima and followed by all four dogs. They were having a parade. Tima wanted to show Poppy how you could climb into the dishwasher. Well, I said they could just take that parade right back down the steps and back into the field, thank you very much. This is one pig who does not belong in the kitchen! Though she is a happy wee thing is our Poppy. I cannot walk very fast with her as her favourite thing is to run around in front of my legs and throw herself at speed, length ways right onto my feet. I am literally pinned for the patting.
I hope you have a lovely day.
Your friend on the farmy.