Tima has discovered the front steps.
Lady’s udder is still unchanged. We are closing in on the penultimate “two weeks to go” period. I am not ordering the new milking bucket until I know for sure.
All the electric fences are up now. It is amazing how fast grass grows behind an electric fence. The fields are growing now, slowly.
I had noted that Molly was still very restless and not laying down long enough for her babies to get a good feed. I remembered that last time she had piglets I was milking which meant there was music in the barn and she always lay down to feed her babies when the music was on. So the other day I brought out Our Johns little unused radio and filled the barn with music. We live in a dark spot when it comes to reception here, of anything airborne, internet, cellphones and radio stations, so I was only able to find a country station.(or talk back politics which has such an aggressive tone I would not have that in the barn) – I am also not a fan of modern country music but apparently Molly is. She is much more relaxed, is laying down more often and finally the piglets tiny raggy bodies are beginning to fill out with longer access to the milk.
The piglets have taken longer to pick up than other litters but I think they have turned their second corner now.
Alex loves his big piggies.
We created an extra roof for the plonkers, in anticipation of the warm weather.
Ellie took this picture last night with her phone when she went out to check the chooks doors and turn their light off. There is one chicken who roosts right next to the light switch and accidently turns their light on in the night.
I hope you have a lovely day.