At last I am back on the farm! I have been out delivering hogs on the most awful roads. Usually this is a fifty minute drive in the big truck hauling the stock trailer. But this morning about twenty minutes into the dawn drive, with three hogs in the trailer and two dogs sitting ramrod straight in the back seat of the truck, the little bit of snow we had last night morphed into frozen roads and frozen fog. With the sun coming up behind us and the temperatures way below freezing. Even going as slow as I could safely travel the new old trailer was sliding out from behind me.
But we arrived safely. The pigs were delivered. And I am home again eating my fried eggs.
Here are yesterdays pictures.
The cats sleeping in the piglets creep.
I don’t know how they are going to feel when the piglets move in but it has happened many times so I am sure they have a plan. And they make dips in the straw – like nests in a perfect size for piglets.
Poppys udder is finally starting to fill – another couple of days I think. But who knows – Molly farrowed on April 11 last year – and gave me NO warning.
However, Poppy’s udder is not very full yet. I have seen her get a lot bigger. And she is more interested in eating not nesting. And is fine this morning.
It is 10.30 am. The day has finally warmed up to 32F, everyone is fed including me, so I had better get to work. Way behind already!
Have a lovely day.
WEATHER: A bit of sun. Nice. Then a bit of rain. Ah well.
Monday 04/02 20% / 0 in
Sunny to partly cloudy. Slight chance of a rain shower. High near 45F. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph.
Monday Night 04/02 70% / 0.07 in
Showers this evening becoming a steady light rain overnight. Thunder possible. Low 39F. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70%.
6:34 am 7:18 pm
Waning Gibbous, 95% visible 9:46 pm 8:04 am