Yesterday it blew very hard and very loudly for the whole day, shredding the nerves of people and pigs. I spent a lot time with Molly who was feeling down about being pregnant (I hope) and alone (poor pig). She does have Sheila next door but Sheila does not like pigs very much.
The crashing and banging of wind-made-sound was getting to her I think. There is more stuff that rattles and clangs in the wind over here at the home farm. Junk mostly.
(I would love an enormous bulldozer to push it all away but all this junk is Johns and not my department. So there it sits).
There is a lot going on around and about at the moment that has nothing to do with the farm and the farm blog so please forgive me. Everyone has troubles. I think one of the arts to a calm life is being able to glide just slightly above other peoples jaggedy thorny problems. Involved but not so caught up that our own self needs extra fortification. But few of us can learn that art. Most of us forget to glide and nod and just be there to listen, but allow others their own lives, and soon we are snarled and caught up and then have to spend time disentangling or taking the blame. Though even identifying the problem seems to be the biggest hurdle. And trouble attracts trouble I find. So I fret. I am a fretter. As you know.
The wind last night blew up into a full scale thunder storm with extreme winds and smashing rain and little sleep in the noise. So I fretted about my animals but I am sure I will soon see that they were fine.
I fly off again on Thursday to California for a long weekend and the annual spring visit to one of my little families there. This is my last trip of the winter. When I come back we will begin the season in earnest.
While I am away there is going to be some pretty awful weather so today I will haul in more bales of straw so everyone can bed down warmly.
There is a line of black cloud above the South horizon with a sliver of white below it. I wonder if this means that this storm system is receding. We have had a battering in the last 24 hours.
I will check the weather forecast.
Hmm no such luck. More wind by the look of it:
A mix of clouds and sun with gusty winds. High 53F. Winds WSW at 20 to 30 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Our spring winds seem to have come early too.
I am working on a beautiful collection of guest posts for the period I am in California. You will be well entertained while I am away I think.
The wind is low for the moment so I will get going and get the chores done before it escalates.
I hope you have a lovely day