The big Hereford Bobby, T2 and Lady Astor’s Bobby T are now the sole occupants of the sloppy salad bar paddock. Little Bobby T3 and his best friend Sheila the big fat pig who is not really fat at all have come across to the big barn. The salad bar is a bit of a mess. As you can see.
The mud is getting the better of us. My whole set up relies on the ground being frozen solid for January and February. But we are adapting. And it will freeze again soon, though not today. Today we have a high of 58F/14C with more rain coming in tonight. It is so humid. But the good thing is that the piglets have put on lots of weight in this warm weather and are much more physically prepared for the cold weather when it comes.
Sheila is definitely adapting. She likes her new house. She likes any house actually. She was digging holes in her Rat house bedroom – so she is much better in the barn for a while.
The heifers do not get the high protein feed (I do not fatten breeding animals) but I can let him grow slow with them for a while. I hope that with the girls he will at least get the volume he needs. He is a bit slow.
The tractor is back from the hospital and John has tomorrow free so we will finally be able to clear the West Barn concrete pad that has turned into a muck heap around their feeder.
I think Alex looks pregnant.
So, I had better get up and get going. I look foward to getting that tractor working again!
Check out the snow last year – interesting how the arrangements of some of the shots from last year is very similar to this years. And it was 18F. Tane was looking so much better. And TWO years ago Lady Astor was due to arrive from Missouri.
I must try to remember to log the temperatures into the blog each day – it is interesting to look back. Though last winter was not a very cold winter either. Though wet, this winter is very workable. My hands and feet are not cracking!
And fourteen eggs yesterday. The pigs got an egg each. The eggs are a very important part of their diet – feeding them well makes me happy.
I hope you all have a lovely day.