Her udder is hard to see in detail with the light source being in front of her. To expose the black areas of her body correctly I would need to overexpose the whiteness and I have pretty much missed the correct exposure on either.
Poppy slept most of yesterday, she had her walk, then brought herself back up to bed. She is very quiet. Her first due date was Thursday but her window of fertility can stretch to three days and the boar would have continued to cover her over that time, so I am thinking that she has to farrow today or tonight.
This is Poppy’s third litter which gives us a higher chance of a good result.
The sun was so lovely I opened the door for the meat chickens to come out into their garden but they declined the offer. Today I am going to take them out to the grass, the chicken tractor awaits. They are way too messy to raise inside.
The shot above is of Molly sleeping in her area with two of her brood attached. They spent most of the day out in their yard and the rest of it escaping.
I was hoping to wait until June to start selling animals but I may put a few little beasties up for sale earlier. It is time. And this is the plan. I will find good farms for them. I will have both Alex and Aunty Anna pregnancy checked shortly, that will be a fun day.
Ellie will be leaving at the end of this coming week (sad) and Miranda our new volunteer arrives tomorrow. Miranda is much younger than the two I have right now and she is booked in for the full three months.
I look forward to meeting her. I hope Poppy has had her piglets by then.
I am working alone today so I will be toddling along as my own speed which will be nice.
Have a lovely day.
It blew like crazy yesterday and it rained all night last night. So i am ready for just about anything for the weekend. There are gaps in tje clouds now which is promising.
Saturday 05/06 40% / 0 inRain ending this morning. Breaks of sun in the afternoon. High near 60F. Winds N at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Saturday Night 05/06 0% / 0 inMostly clear. Low 37F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.