And it is Good.
The day before yesterday I roared through the day getting ready for the new woofer plus working with the rescue piglets every few hours. The five are still alive but one is very low and there are two who still are unable to get up to their feet. If they fall down they lie where they fell and wait for me to come. I raise them up – walk them round their race track a few times until they pee then across to the feeder and they drink vigorously for ages, then fall off like ticks and I put them back to bed.
No-one has heard of such a thing. I keep thinking they will get stronger and walk alone but so far – not. So we will see. I think they were down for too long at the beginning and the balance thing in their brains did not gel.But they are a week old now and pretty fun to work with.
Nick and I worked as fast as we could yesterday fixing broken fences from the great pig break out on Sunday. The plonkers are big now and if they put their minds to it they can do some damage. The eleven will be trained to an electric fence but I still like to have the exterior fences permanent.
Molly’s Eleven are doing well and she is feeling better again – limp gone.
Yesterday at siesta time I worked on selling Talia and one other. I aim to sell at least two of the cows and as many of the pigs as possible. I cannot take this many cows through the winter, that was never in the plan – that would be way more hay than I can grow. Not sustainable. It looks like it may be Naomi. She would definitely be a nice house cow for someone.
If I get a little extra cash I can put it towards my trip to Europe this winter
. I can take as much stress as can be thrown at me as long as I know I can get away in the winters. So I have decided to go back and see some of my old friends and some new ones in London and France and maybe Italy – we will see.
Tons more to do today as Nick and I work our way through a rather comprehensive list as well as the general chores. Then throw in the rescue piglets and it is still very busy for us both. But I feel much more able to cope now that I have a capable young man at my side.
I hope you have a lovely day.