Many gardens ..
Some I never even get around to showing you.
I will try – but not today.
I can’t seem to find my rhythm this summer – not so far anyway.
I love the long necks on cows.
We have a savage amongst Poppy’s babies. Someone has bitten a chunk out of one of Poppy’s teats. And I think when this happened she must have leapt up and stood on another piglet ripping its little hoof off. The pig has two hooves per foot but still this is not a good thing. As I understand it the hoof will not grow back. I have given the baby antibiotics against infection and have Alex’s help with dipping the wound in iodine frequently.
The piglets are only just over two weeks old so once she hits three weeks I can bring her out to the house. This is only a few more days but I am afraid if I bring her out now and she does not take to a bottle or lap milk she will not thrive. Better to get her strong enough first. But if I leave her in there an infection might get away on us. Piglets sleep a lot so if she keeps off her feet it may well dry up. A Catch 22.
I will monitor her closely.
Poppy’s teat I am treating with iodine and it is drying up nicely. I think the piglets are still drinking from it which makes me cringe but will keep it clean.
So there is always something!
I hope you have a good day.
Weather Forecast: more rain.
Tuesday 05/23 70% / 0.23 in
Rain and scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 69F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70%.
Tuesday Night 05/23 60% / 0.39 in
Showers and thundershowers during the evening will give way to steady rain overnight. Low 52F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.