To secure his corner in the sun room of the barn WaiWai goes to bed early. Usually about five pm. He settles himself right into the corner of the sleeping area, hugging the wall, as immobile as a very fat little rock. He lies very still and quietly bear cub growls as the others shuffle their way through their night time routine.
But they are all sleeping together. Slightly apart but a success. Tima is not being a bully anymore and Wai is not afraid. Both Tima and Wai are wearing their zinc sunscreen every day. Wai on all the new skin and Tima on her ears.
Speaking of pigs:
I filled the piglets bucket with the spigot on the end of a pipe for drinking and we had lessons. It was exhausting work for the little pigs.
While I am away everyone has two sources of water just in case.
Did I tell you that the rescue oak has come into leaf. Alive. And looking better than ever. Our John saved it from the chipper on a job site and transported it home on the back of his truck – it is a very tall tree but he has a soft spot for oaks. It’s bark is all horribly dried up and crackly but alive.
And speaking of trees:
The walnut that was split in two right to the ground by a falling elm branch has come back into leaf too. I have no idea how both sides of this tree are still alive. I am going to swap out this orange strap for a black one soon. For aesthetic reasons. I think it may be a year or so before the sides can stand up by themselves. Amazing trees. It all comes down to water.
All the trees in the Fellowship Forest down the back survived the winter too.
The garden is blooming.
I hope you have a lovely day.
WEATHER: Another lovely day.
Tuesday 05/08 0% / 0 in
Sunny. High 81F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph.
Tuesday Night 05/08 40% / 0.02 in
Partial cloudiness early, with scattered showers and thunderstorms overnight. Low 56F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
5:42 AM 7:56 PM
Waning Gibbous, 47% visible 2:15 AM 12:46 PM