Three Girls and a Pig

I know there are a million things to tell you about yesterday. Piles of people and food and delights.  Girls and calves and little pigs. Food and more food!  Many hands. Lovely.

But it is baling day and there are piles of things to get done first. And it is not even dawn and I am beyond tired. So I will tell you all about it tomorrow. It will be a fast hard days work today so I am going to get an extra 20 minutes sleep –  first up: Hugo and I load the meat chickens into their crates at 6am for their ride to the abbatoir.  From then on it is running and rolling. And a surprise threat of thunderstorms in the forecast. So I have eighteen minutes left to shut my eyes and think of nothing but the menu for today. I think I will take the eighteen minutes – Oh NO! seventeen now.. yikes!

I love planning the menu.

Good morning/Ni Night.

Talk to you tomorrow.. I promise to take more photos today!

Love love




18 Comments on “Three Girls and a Pig

  1. I will say to you what I say to the Husband every night: Sleep well, sweet dreams, have a good rest. It’s a long day till you get to lie down and close your eyes properly, but even an extra 20 minutes at the start can help. Stay well, stay strong.

  2. Sure hope you got the extra 20minutes rest. In South Africa we have a ‘bring and braai’ for such occasions, everybody arrives with something and the food is bbq’d and then enjoyed by all, pot luck evening I suppose, that might relieve some of the pressure on your kitchen. Hope Josh arrived safely. Laura

  3. Yes! Laura has the right idea for sure! Potlucks are definitely the way to go, where everyone brings something and then the host can also enjoy herself and have fun too! Sure hope the extra minutes give you rest and extra strength. 🙂

  4. Remember to breathe!!! As you have said is you don’t you miss things!!!

    Praying for no rain there today!!!

  5. Your haymaking activities always make my farm-raised stomach churn. Here in California, hay needs to set in the field and be turned at least once before it’s baled, that would usually take an entire week. If that isn’t done, the hay will be too green and it will burn your barn down. I know you know exactly what you’re doing, that things are not the same everywhere, but nonetheless I worry about your hay. And I’ll for certain be hoping the rain stays away from this project. Hay is always such a worry.

    • Ours definitely goes faster than that, I have made hay in NZ too and never left it down for seven days -I wonder why it is so much slower in California, different grasses maybe? Here I dry it for three days turn it and bale it the next day, it is well dry by then, we get hot dry weather. HOT and a good strong breeze this week.

  6. The Header shot is phantastic. Makes curious for tomorrow’s post…
    Have a successful and friendly day! No thunderstorm…

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