HOME again, home again. Jiggedy Jig.
Even the skies are welcoming me home. Boo has not left my side since I arrived late in the early morning night.
And there are a lot of happy fat pigs. Everyone is fine. The ducks are still impossibly flighty, the two black cows Lucy and Luna and their babies are quieter – I have put them in with Del’s mob and they have blended quickly and quietly.
The West cows are sleeping under their trees – I will shift them today.
Poppys Six are still very happy, they grew a lot over a week. I will work in their field this coming week and get it ready for their big shift into the great outdoors. Their Pig Pasture is looking wonderful.
I opened Pig Garden number one for the four pigs and they have gone at it like it is a smorgasbord. Happily chomping on the greens.
It is very muddy here and very, very green. Luscious. Almost rude after the dry slopes of Greece. The Pig Pastures have put in a huge amount of growth while I was away.
Now I begin to look for a dry pattern of weather so I can cut the big fields of hay. Not this coming week though with a chance of rain every day from today on.
Now that I am back, the grazing will be a bit more intense for the West cows so I am going over there with my electric fences today to start to cut them down into smaller fields. No more wandering about the place picking and choosing. They also had a lazy holiday week in my absence.
I also got some gardening in yesterday. I had to work hard all day so as to keep awake all day so I slept well last night. Which I did. The land received over two inches of rain in my absence so the gardens are wonderful to weed though the lawns are long and desperately need mowing – I will get into that too today.
I prefer to mow every other week so the wild bees get a chance to graze too. Did you know there are almost 500 species of wild bees in Illinois. Honey bees living in boxes are not the only bee pollinators you know!
I hope you have a lovely day.
Look at this lovely weather. Though lovely is directly relative to the amount of hay I have on the ground. None! So I am happy with the little chance of rain.
Thursday 10% Precip. / 0 in
Partly cloudy. High 83F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday Night 20% Precip. / 0 in
Partly cloudy skies. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low 64F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.