Will we finally get some tomatoes?
Here is the girl (our cadet) and her peahen – Geraldine. Geraldine is such an angel of a bird. I called to her and up she came and rushed across, I told The Cadet to sit on the hay bale step that Geraldine likes and this little bird, as sweet as can be, literally flew down from the top hay bales to the lap of this child then settled into her hands and sighed with relief.
Geraldine just loves people. And The Cadet has a way about her. She is a good girl down in there in her boots. The animals and the birds know. Though Ton has to keep a very intense eye on things.
The tiniest of tickles and those pigs roll over.
Now these two. Tima and Tane. Bless them. Let’s do some maths. The first date Kim and I saw real activity was June 17. A pigs gestation is 114 days. So what date does that bring us to – October 14? (Can someone please double check my maths. Arithmetic was never my strong point). Of course then Tane had the problem with the hips then 21 days later he was looking interested but she was not. So who knows. Since then nothing at all. A comfy old couple.
But the other day there was something that made me take a look at her again. Something had changed for Tima but I could not put my finger on it. Which sent me back to the calendar to start counting.
The Plot Thickens! (Or Not).
Have a lovely day,
Oh, I do hope Tima’s carrying a litter! How cute will those babies be? Our Chacoan peccaries had babies last week. I was them an hour after they were born. Wild hoofstock is so different. These babies were already up and bouncing alongside their mom.
Had to go ask Google what a peccary was. Thanks for helping me learn something new.
I will have to look too – they sound delightful. I have no idea if Tima is pregnant, I thought she was last time too!! We will all have to wait and see.. c
What a lovely girl. Sweet and fresh as that hay. Good morning, c! >
I’d say the plot thickens indeed!
I’m not a farmer like you but I have begun again (much more wisely now) with just a few chooks in a big fenced yard. Your wonderful talent and success amazes me. I struggle with this stupid depression thing, but keep on recovering and doing new things thanks to friends like you.
Stupid Depression! Chooks are the perfect antidote to depression.. c
Keep fighting! Trying new things does help – makes you go and DO! I hope your chooks are a help!
What a lovely shot of the Cadet and Geraldine. A lot of trust there, on both sides. And OH the excitement at the idea that Tima and Tane might be welcoming the patter of tiny furry hooves!
If she is we will start to see some changes in a fortnight or so.. a long time for us to hold our breaths!! c
Well, it’s Tima, so I suppose anything can happen…
True that! c
The photos of Cadet and Geraldine made me melt this morning. Hope Cadet is doing well now that school has resumed. So glad you are there for her! Do we know for sure that Geraldine is a peahen? How do you tell?
No I don’t know really, but she is showing those little green feathers about her neck that her mother has – but they say you have to wait a year or so to really tell ..
Lucky for us, Geraldine easily masculineizes to Gerald! Did you do that on purpose? 🙂
Amanda named her – however if she is male she will still be called Geraldine i think.. I quite like the name! c
I also love that name!
I did a quick calc and hit Oct 11 (3mths,3wks,3days) – but hey what is 3 days between friends 🙂 Header photo of the Cadet and Geraldine is stunning, both such pretty girls. Laura
The dog and the turkeys: What a nice landscape you have. It really looks as if it’s woods, deep dark nice wood behind them. And an undulating ground. I like that shot very much. Is that the Farmy, too? I’ve always seen flat, wide land surrounding the Farmy.
I’m sorry for the tomatoes. Bad tomatoe year then. What a pity.
I love the piggy heaven – they’re always so close together.
Lovely Geraldine. What a bird. And the Cadet. Beautiful eyes she has. And how she loves the piggies. And they love it very much, too. Just sweet. With Ton in the back, a piece of wood between his teeth. Guarding.
So nice the insights into Farmy life today! – Have a lovely day too, Celi!
It is right there by the garden gate, still on the farm.. c
So you really live in paradise! 🙂
It is so cool the way pigs just roll over and enjoy it when their bellies are rubbed. So sweet! That Cadet is something special, that’s for sure! Sending hugs to all on the farmy! xo
Nice to see the animals and the Cadet so in tune with each other. Not too long to wait for Tima to surprise us (or not). Thanks for more lovely piggly pix.
I calculate Oct 9….. Math, it’s what I do all day every day…. Accountant/Payroll Specialist/Programmer/Budgeting System specialist -> I wear many hats but they all go back to be a mathematician. Now pros, literature, grammar and such -> pffffftttttttt, I will leave that to you all. We all have our talents.
Miss Cadet – you do have a gift with animals! Keep nurturing that and make it your passion and future! I was probably several years younger than you when I found my passion with math and numbers. I have a very happy career and that is success that is better than any monetary gain. Find what you love, do what you love and love what you do = success…..
Happy Friday ALL!!!
Piglets?! Really we could be having piglets soon? Squeals with piggy delight. I can’t wait. I’ll keep all four of my hooves crossed for everyone. XOXO – Bacon
Don’t get excited yet Bacon darling – it is still a Might – trotters crossed! c
Oh I have all of my hooves crossed and the dog’s paws here my sweet friend. I love me some piglets. XOXO – Bacon
My, the Cadet has beautiful brown eyes and that shade of pink just makes her skin glow. The natural beauty that comes with youth — too bad we didn’t realize it at the time.
Okay, so here goes:
June 17th to 30th = 13 days
July 31 days = total 44
August 31 days = total 75
Sept 30 days = total 105
October 9 days = 114…….. so I calculate October 9th, if I have done it right… lol
And, as “recyclersa” says, what’s a few days between friends….. and piggies.
And, of course, 21 days later would then take us to October 30th (Maybe Tane got to Tima when you weren’t watching… lol)
As always, beautiful photos. Hope your day is a loveRly one too! ~ Mame 🙂
the Date calculator :
Said October 9, 2015. Oh, this is so exciting!!!
I love those calculators! If we see not changes in the next week or so we can assume nothing is going to happen I think.. c
Cue the dramatic music….the plot thickens!
The Cadet is beautiful and so are you, miss c. Thank you for sharing the loveliness of your life with us each day.
Celi, your header shots are intensely beautiful!
Oh, the part about Tima And Tane reminds me of the years of being hopeful, and then not, for myself. I think I will just be happy in the beautiful photo of the cozy couple flopped down together… and maybe we’ll all see a miracle someday! There are miracles of course! The Cadet is such a beautiful girl… a down-to-earth kind of girl. I am so glad she finds her niche on the farmy.
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oh goody! Maybe more cute little piggies! And the Cadet is so sweet! Have a lovely day!
Just maybe or as usual she is just fat! c
What lovely photos to start my day and more possible piglets Yay! Another happy day. Have a wonderful one yourself.
So many fabulous pics! Your place sounds and looks wonderful. And Cadet is so great with the animals. Thanks for sharing!
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So many fabulous pics!
The pictures are especially smashing today…every single one of them. It’s just so funny that Boo doesn’t chase the turkeys.
Last evening I looked out my window for a couple of rabbits that appear on the lawn next door every night, but instead I saw a healthy skunk. I watched him nose the grass then finally head for the alley. Eeeks! I keep wondering –where did he go next…and where is he right now.
The photos with The Cadet are always special. And I meant to comment that Hugo shared some nice photos this week. What a great experience for each of them in their young lives.
Nice to see all thriving in the warmth of the Farmy. (Cadet’s photo’s are magazine perfect…there’s bound to be one in your niche needing light reading and mostly pix?)
A lovely cadet with a lovely touch! Couldn’t ask for more.
It’s interesting to see this human socializing aspect of bigger birds, which we don’t usually expect. I love seeing Geraldine with The Cadet. I made friends with a wild city swan once… not a lap bird thank goodness but it would come when it saw me and eat grass from my hand. Quite amazing.
Swans are kind of Other-Worldly don’t you think? c
Swans are stuff of fairytales & ballet I think, but in real life they are just hungry… and mean if unhappy ie your average bird 🙂
Looks like a lovely place to lie under a tree and watch the clouds…
Welcome to the Lounge of Comments Moonwatcher! c
Geraldine and The Cadet make for a lovely photo. It does look like tomatoes soon! The piggies do look content, munching away. I’m not sure Boo knows what to make of those turkeys.
The Cadet has such beautiful eyes: methinks she will grow up into a very beautiful young woman . . . let there be happy days on her horizon . . .
I suspect that all your home bred pea fowl will be very friendly. Fingers crossed for Tima 😉