HAVE you seen that postcard with the enormous sumo-wrestler. He stands with his feet wide apart to support his girth and the small child holding up his belly? (It is not a very happy image but it has been on stands for years you may have seen it). His feet are planted wide apart to support himself. I imagine that poor man walking, rocking from side to side as he processes along like an enormous penguin but slower. Well, that is how Tima walks. She moves ponderously across her field, her body swinging from one side to the other as she plods along. Widely. Feet up. feet down. Methodically. Fatly. And quite quickly too when there is food involved.
Her diet is taking quite some time to show results.
Yesterday was stormy and cold.
The sprouts are still growing in my bathroom though I had to abandon the metal shelving as it began to rust very quickly. Sad. It doesn’t matter though. My new bag of barley is growing clean and quickly, the sprouts are so firm and deep I have to cut them with a knife into chunks and the pigs love their sprouts.
I throw a few in with the babies food too. They are only just discovering solids and like all babies tend to play with their food rather than eat it. Soon their nibbling will become eating.
While the Easterly blew, the babies stuck close to their heat lamp bed but the wind swung around to the West in the late afternoon and I opened the East doors again and out they came to play.
They play for a little while then back to bed. They still gather to sleep tucked in together on their dog mat. It has raised overstuffed edges giving them a lovely space to snuggle down into. Because they have plenty of room their designated toilet is way past their mother and over by the open door so they keep their sleeping space very dry and clean.
Their baby monitor has come down and is all packed away. Life is relaxing down a notch in there.
It is snowing. Sigh. I hope you have a lovely day.
WEATHER: Windy and Cold.
Monday 04/16 80% / ~ 1 in
Windy. Snow will taper off and end this morning leading to cloudy conditions this afternoon. High 37F/2C. Winds WNW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of snow 80%. About one inch of snow expected.
Monday Night 04/16 10% / 0 in
Cloudy skies early, followed by partial clearing. Low 26F/-3C. Winds WNW at 15 to 25 mph.
6:12 am 7:33 pm
New Moon, 0% visible 6:54 am 8:22 pm