Tane and Tima have shifted into their winter home.
It will a bit of a jig saw getting everyone a pen in the barns with an outdoor area this year – my stock has grown. But even in winter they must all have easy access to the great outdoors and this rule (my rule) makes things a bit difficult sometimes. But Tima and Tane (the old kunekune couple) have the sun-room in the barn so they are sorted. Today I am going to get up and clean their window, we seem to have accumulated a lot of cobwebs and dust over this summer. Even the barn needs constant house-keeping. Tane’s hips are still causing him to limp, though he is much better these last few days. He seems to have improved in the colder weather which is odd but the more exercise he takes the better so possibly it is the bigger field that is helping. We start a new course of anti-inflammatory medication shortly.
Good morning. It is still dark, the mornings have closed in quickly with the approach of winter, (sunrise is 7.14am today- first light at 6.45 and sunset is at 6pm) and we begin our day at dawn just like the birds, so I have time for another cup of coffee before we begin. Even the dogs are still in bed, curled up in their sleeping pods on the veranda.
It is going to be a warm day too 74F (23C) with lots of sun – another good day for piglets.
I hope you have a lovely day.