Not a lot of news from yesterday unless you want to call weather news. Which I would rather not but that is all I have.
Frozen rain was falling from the sky over-night. As we prepare for the plummet in temperatures.
I have given in and tested a heat lamp above the entrance to the piglets igloo. It is as safe as a hot light bulb suspended above tinder dry straw can be. I am not sure how much of a difference it will make temperature wise but it does cheer the area up. Right now we are at 27F/-2C which is OK. But today the wind has shifted to the North and temperatures will not rise again instead they begin a steady slide down to -8F on Sunday night. No highs for a few days which is weird, only lows and lowers. The temperature itself is manageable but with high winds and blowing snow thrown in, it will be a chilly few days for the animals. But the bad cold is only for about 48 hours then we rise again.
I know it sounds like I am fretting but I am. I was hoping that the bad cold would not come until January when these little pigs were a month older and thirty pounds heavier.
I wear a lot of clothes, the right clothes for the conditions so I am always warm – I worry about a little pig getting chilled and being unable to warm itself back up again so I will be keeping a close watch.
It is black dark and I can hear a calf calling out, he sounds like he is right under the window, either the snow is heavy in low dark clouds and the sound is carrying or they really are right under the window.
Time to get up and see what is going on. Usually they do not get out of bed until they hear us coming. And Sheila the ring master is always the last to get out of bed she does not like to be woken early!
Have a great day.