Other than a few trees down including the beloved old cooking apple tree, and a young maple most of the damage from the storm was from flying branches and debris. And not too bad. The cows are very clean! The gardens will be ok but the corn and sunflowers will never be the same again. The interesting part is that the doors on the barn no longer shut the way they should. So I assume this means that the barn has actually moved across a good half an inch. That is pretty scary. I am not sure what I am going to do actually. But I have barn gates knocking against walls instead of latching in their proper places.
The last batch of meat chickens has arrived, and with a few cold nights ahead they have been moved into the glasshouse until after the weekend. They are strong and sprightly – a good group. These are the Red Rangers, a slower growing bird so they will be here growing on the grass and milk and some local grain and be around for at least a couple of months.
In all the caffufle I forgot to show you the images of the new storeroom. I took out the back wall of the tiny pantry effectively joining the kitchen to an old small dark back bedroom. it is the perfect store room. The first image is from the store-room looking into the kitchen and the second one from the kitchen into the store-room. You can see the new strip of floor, this is where the wall once was.
Molly and Tahiti were in a leaning mood yesterday, and as I cleaned their rooms and changed their bedding to wood chips (so they get used to it before farrowing time) they kept creeping closer and closer lowering their heads then resting their weight onto my legs. For the first time today I definitely felt Tahiti’s babies which was a relief. Molly’s piglets are so busy you can actually see her belly ripple. I hope they last until the first week of August when my pig lady is back in town. They are really looking large now and I am still worried about Tahiti – she is not right – though I cannot point to why I feel this. But her colour is not right and she sleeps more than Molly.
I have begun to use instagram more and more . I am loving the instantness of it. So if there is breaking news on the Farmy front this is where it will be first. My moniker on there is cecilia_bwg (My daughter made me change it from my full name and taught me about Hashing my Tags at the same time I am SO HIP – oh – oops Hip is not a current term but I am onto it!!). So if you are an Instagram baby then come find me. Though I think the Camera House images are better here on the blog, at least in my humble opinion, but it is fun to be able to pass on the camera shots to you. Until now I have had all kinds of trouble importing images from my Iphone to the PC – there are just too many steps. My phone is pretty ordinary with a pretty ordinary camera but sometimes it captures little gems throughout the day and of course video as well.
I hope you have a lovely day, it is TidAy Friday today and then we are still working on the clean up from the storm, picking all the downed sunflowers out of the vege garden and feeding them to the cows and pigs, same with all the apples on the ground, branches and mowing, mowing, mowing.