I have a feeling it will be one of a kind. And this year will be its best year. A little gift for us to wander in when life gets tough.
I know Sheila is slightly up a bank but Wai really is quite a little pig. On his walk last night he decided that was enough, turned around without a word and slowly, methodically, waddled in his awkward gait all the way back home, through the gates and around the corners to the barn, where he put himself to bed. He was out a lot yesterday because of the thick cloud so I am sure he was tired. I also trimmed a broken piece of skin above his shoulder to open out a huge deep wound running down his side. A deep valley running into his body, so I am sure that was feeling weird with its covering of tight rotton dead skin gone. It was very stinky in there and needed a good clean. It takes a long time to clean out each burn wound as they are revealed. This one is bad and made me feel sick. But is clean now. We will be very watchful with his coverings today.
The air is humid and hot and the weeds in the gardens are growing faster than I can keep up with. As are the plants! Though the cows are having marvellous feeds with all this grass and the turnips from Jake’s garden. He has a big planting of kohl rabi that we can clear next – they were planted too close together so we will thin them into the truck for the cows and pigs.
The zucchini gets watered with milky water every morning now and they are producing wonderfully though I fear the humidity will get them soon, I am stacking the fridge full of zucs from future feeds for my team.
Help is on the way. On Sunday farm worker Katelyn arrives for a few weeks and on Tuesday Michael arrives. My favourite number of workers. Three.
At the moment Alissa and I are really only getting the basics done.With three we can really get stuck in and get this place tidied up, get the gardens up to date, sow some more seeds, plant more plants and make progress with some of the important projects.
Wai has had so much donated to him and I know that none of you like to be singled out, but how is this for a sweet and anonymous note from Australia.
Wai’s papaya ointment arrives just in the nick of time. The way you have all pulled together to help me nurse this little pig is truly wonderful as in it fills me with wonder. His care would not have been quite this top notch without The Fellowship. I would have done my best of course but I could not have afforded the very best in ungents and creams and sprays without you.
I hope you have a lovely day
Weather: It rained in the night. So unless we get some serious drying weather today the hay will not be cut tomorrow. And I do not see a dry windy day happening today.
Scattered thunderstorms in the morning. Cloudy skies late. High 86F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Thursday Night 07/1320% / 0 in Mostly cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy after midnight. A stray severe thunderstorm is possible. Low 64F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.