In my experience she probably has a week or so to go but things are progressing nicely. She lay down for me yesterday and I definitely felt two piglets kick my hand.
They have been wormed which I always do a couple of weeks ahead but I am not really sure of the date. Every pig is different so we will keep a close eye on her and Molly.
The chicks are getting bigger now so they have been given all of the Turkey House floor to cruise about in – Red Rangers are such nice birds to raise for the freezer. Much more vigorous that those white ones. They are already drinking milk twice a day. The Turkey house was designed as a brood -house for chicks and built by Fede our favourite woofer from last year and it works extremely well.
Yesterday John scraped the yards for me with the bucket of the tractor. This is a job best done by someone who is really familiar with the tractor. Scraping old concrete at speed with the bucket of the tractor and scooping the sludge up at the same time needs some skill. This rain turned the yards into a horror of muck.
Now we are all clean and this will lessen the flies for a while. The flies are the bane of our existence here.
I know I was going to do reviews on Snndays but I am still in the planning stages. I have a feeling this part of the Farm Blog improvements may not start until Winter. However joining the Blog to the Instagram community is working very well. Instagram is a bit like the icing on the cake. The cake is the blog – a good solid cake too thanks to you. So we have words and the good pictures on the blog and one or two pictures a day – the moment I grab them – on the Instagram. Instagram is the perfect place for images otherwise lost and breaking news. And with two pregnant pigs that breaking news could be soon!
There is another interesting off shoot of joining Instagram – I am carrying my phone more often so I can capture the images and for safety reasons this is a good idea.
To make the marriage official I have changed the name of the Instagram account to cecilia_thekitchensgarden. Later today I will update the Join Me page to include this.
If you are not an Instagram person though do not worry – you still have the whole CAKE every morning at sunrise, here on the Kitchens Garden Farmy Blog.
I hope you have a lovely day.