This wireless monitor on the kitchen bench connected to a camera in the barn is a game changer. I am so excited about it. Instead of getting up and getting dressed and creeping out through the cold, dark rain then tiptoeing through the barn trying to sneak up on a pig (which is almost impossible), I just walk into the kitchen and there she is. On the tele.
She is due to farrow today, maybe tonight. I can see, as I write this morning that she is awake and lying on her belly quietly listening. The feed even has sound though all I hear is roosters crowing. And is not tied to my inclement and terribly slow wifi – another bonus.
This is a major change to the way I manage my farrowing and calving. Much, much, much calmer which is better for everyone.
Thank you, Jan. Thank you, so much.
Almost time to put on her milking collar.
Below is a shot of one of the plonkers down the back watching us pick asparagus. The harvest is not large. Too cold and too many weeds. And with two more days of heavy rain and wind ahead of us I am not weeding it any time soon.
Yesterday was so calm – we all felt comforted by it. But today is a day for inside farm jobs. Wet and windy.
I would bring the cows back up out of the fields when it rained like this but I have no more hay now. And no cutting date in sight now either. I just have to let them graze in the sodden fields.
I hope you have a lovely day.
Thursday 05/04 100% / 0.57 in
Windy with rain likely. High 48F. Winds NNE at 25 to 35 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall around a half an inch.
Thursday Night 05/04 50% / 0.12 in
Mostly cloudy and windy with showers developing late. Low 42F. Winds NNE at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.