We have sun. A sea change. A striking change. A sun change ” … into something rich and strange.” A sunny day. Not a warm day particularly. But after such a gray and dark winter – the appearance of sun leaves us gasping with delight.
“a profound or notable transformation”. We are all affected by the sun. And this morning has dawned clear and full of birdsong. The light is glorious. I cannot wait to get out and into today.
John completed the first prototype summer water fountains for the pigs though I know that is too early to hang these with it going down to 20 something last night. But I am in getting ready for spring prep mode and that cannot be walked backwards. It is a impatient state of mind that will not entertain defeat.
I drew the design for these on a piece of paper after seeing them in a friends barn. Then I set Our John free in the plumbing aisle. The inside water nipples are attached to buckets with a hose. I hang the bucket high on a pole. Then refill the bucket.
It stops the naughty pigs from unending all their water over the barn floor and ensures a steady stream. Often it is hours before I realise their water has been spilled. John will make one for Molly and Sheila today. And one more for the new piglets who I will be buying next month. Then we will be set until early summer when they go back out into their fields.
Now, I am not going to chat longer as that sun beckons. It is 29F at the time of writing and I have no-where to go but here. On with my woolies and out into the sun I go.
I hope you have a good day.
WEATHER: Abundant Sunshine. Love those words.
Monday 02/26 0% / 0 in
Abundant sunshine. High 53F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph.
Monday Night 02/26 0% / 0 in
A clear sky. Low 36F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.
6:31 am 5:40 pm
Waxing Gibbous, 84% visible 2:02 pm 4:00 am