I do have a second date for Molly and it looks to me like she will go all the way to that date. Her girth is widening as the piglets do their last burst of growing but her udder is still not filling up.
So I am thinking she might go all the way to Thursday. Though I hope not because Thursday is nowhere near warm if the forecast is to be believed. But she has only just begun to belly down. Taking her time.
My records tell me that if Aunty Anna is bred she will be due sometime in July/August. She had to wait until she was fourteen months old before she went to the bull.
Here is Molly again. I like this shot. That low patch of golden light is from the light in the piglets creep shining low.
Good morning. Today looks like being a good day. Some sun may shine I think which will be a blissful relief. Sunrise is minutes away so I will get going! I can see that sun coming and there is no wind at all, so I don’t want to waste a minute!
Out of interest-
First Light: 6.08
Last Light: 7.45
I know sunrise and sunset are more conventional but First Light and Last Light are our working lights. Now that the days are longer the third shift comes into play – the after dinner shift. I can do the rounds in this half light, when all becomes quiet and thoughtful – instead of darting to and from with my torch, shivering because i have not put enough jackets on for the quick jog about.
Have a lovely day.
ps. Saturday 01/04. Happy first day of April.
Today’s forecast. A mix of clouds and sun. High 57F. Winds light and variable. Overnight low near 40F.