I did not get in to reply to your comments but I did read them, I so enjoy the Lounge of Commments and saw Juliana ask how big Sheila is. Well, here she is with Lady Astor and TonTon only a little in front of her. So a dog and a cow as comparisons might help you gauge her actual size.
Everyone who meets Sheila says “Oh wow, I know you said she was big but I did not think she was THAT big.”.
Now I need to get someone to stand next to Lady for you to see her size. Maybe on Monday when everyone is back on deck.
I am still confused by Lady. Sometimes she looks pregnant sometimes not, sometimes it looks like her udder is filling, sometimes it looks floppy. She drops strands every now and then I cannot quite lose the feeling that something is going on though I cannot feel a calf in there. I will get the vet out again this week to palpate her. It is possible the calf died. Something is keeping me checking her. I am very well aware of the influence of affirmation bias but still – I am feeling a little anxious for her.
But I don’t think Alex or Aunty Anna are pregnant either. Alex is always that round. So with any luck we will get a very quiet year and I will have the freedom to move about. Though there will be animals sold.
Molly’s piglets are still doing well, they all seem to be eating their real food as well as drinking mothers milk and thriving except for that one little one – you can probably pick him out – he is very dark brown, almost metallic looking, shiny but thin, not fattening up like the others. I am watching him.
Sheila with a peacock for company. Another size comparison.
The meat chickens are growing fast. They will go out into the chicken tractor in a week or so when the weather settles.
Cold enough that we are still wearing jackets.
This weekend it is meant to rain on and off and blow the whole weekend. There is no rain at the moment so I am going to get going and get the chores done before it begins. Hopefully!!
I hope you have a good day.
Saturday 04/29 100% / 0.72 in
Rain showers early then thundershowers for the afternoon. High around 50F. Winds NE at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 100%.
Saturday Night 04/29 90% / 1.33 in
Thunderstorms this evening will give way to steady rain overnight. Low 48F. Winds ENE at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 90%. 1 to 2 inches of rain expected.