The wind yesterday was wild. Hair raising actually.
Within a few hours. This cloud was the pre-curser to a nasty little squall. The whole sky went dark, screaming wind, hard rain and then all gone 10 minutes later.
The wind was so strong all the big birds stayed in the barn. The chickens were out and about but Geraldine and her mob said – No, thank you very much.
When I went over to feed the pigs in the West barn the wind had blown out a door and the twins had made their escape (after eating half a bag of feed). I found them lying in the sun on the lawn outside the barn. They waddled over as I drove in and when I got out of the truck they threw themselves at my feet. Their heads were down, they were so confused and they had sore bellies. I sat down next to them and Molly literally inched over and laid her head on my leg. Bad piggies, I said gently as I rubbed their bellies. They said nothing. After a while I got up and opened the gates and doors and they followed me contritely back to their huge pen.
Thank goodness they had not wandered far.
I am thinking that once I have the Home barn cleaned out I might get one of those power washer thingies and clean the whole lower level – walls, ceilings, gates and everything. It would be a major undertaking though. And I am afraid if I cleaned it too thoroughly the whole structure might fall over. And that would be a lot of water to drain out.
But I might work out the logistics of it. I clean the milking shed like that all the time, surely I could do the whole barn?
Have a lovely day.