It is 27f/-2c right now as I write. But it is the morning and the temperature will rise through the day. Funny how 27F does not feel cold today – no fire – the only room with a heater is the tiny cloak room when the chicks are growing. But I am dressing for the temperatures. And accept them. No problems.
Yet in the summer, when we think of 27F, we think of those temperatures as damn cold. When we have a shed full of fire wood we light the fire. Now that the woodshed is all but empty we just put on more clothing and wait. And remind ourselves that the temperatures are rising UP from 27. The wind is in it’s morning calm. It will be warmer soon. A little longer and the sun will shine through the skylights onto the brick chimney and my environment will warm me up.
It is all about perspective. Our point of view. Where we view our point in the environment from. Where we sit. I wonder how many of our other statements could be mitigated if we clearly looked at where we are viewing our circumstances from. I often think that we are judged not on what we have done but on what we are perceived to have done. Truth is hard to see sometimes.
The grass is getting greener.
On my side.
Today I begin to clean out the farrowing pen so it can be ready for Molly. I hope to soon bring her back from the West Side, where she has been living with the boar. Though I don’t think she is due (at the earliest) before late March, early April. She was field bred, and no-one saw the breeding, which means I have no definite date. But I like the sows to make the farrowing area their home long before they go into labour. Keeping sows calm and feeling safe is very important in my farrowing plan.
I hope you have a lovely day
Monday 02/27 10% / 0 in
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 54F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.