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.
Oh my, your pictures are soooooo beautiful.
Thank you darling girl.
welcome home – i’m sure you were missed by so many )
Boo is not letting me out of his sight!
Magnificent skies to welcome you home. So pleased to be back on the farmy, good luck with the jet lag. Laura
The sky this morning was superb.
Lush is a good word for your pictures today…. and those 6 are huge now! Poor Boo he just can’t fathom why you travel when he is there to love you…. Sounds like my pups too…
Lovely and green and beautiful skies, both places are beautiful in their different ways.
Yes they are- I agree
Welcome home, loved traveling “with” you. We did have a lot of rain, but this weekend for us is to be incredibly hot–welcome summer.
Your grass will be growing !
I think you’re using your newer camera; there’s a sort of gorgeous lush vintageness (OK, I do know that’s not a proper word) about the colours in the pig paddock images. Those piggies are going to associate you with delicious food even more than they did before. And quite right too…
Actually I am still using my phone- I used it the whole time in Greece and it is so much easier than the tablet.
Then your phone takes wonderful photos!
Might be the phones handler?
Well, naturally that first, but my phone is very bad at colour…
Yes, traveling with you to Greece was wonderful! Your updates and pictures make me want to go and spend a while there too! No doubt there is lots to do on the farmy now that you are back! Welcome home!!!!!!! 🙂
Lots and lots to do. But nothing too difficult
How nice to come home to happy animals and lots of greenery – quite a contrast to the volcanic island.
It is always such a relief to find everyone alive and well. Puts me in my place though I was very careful in my planning
I can imagine. I think they save their sick days for when they know their healer is on hand!
Isn’t this wide old world a glorious Goldie Locks planet? Such fun to travel about it & then come back home to your own happy green patch.
Yes! I love to travel!
This is another world entirely compared to the photos of Greece. These feel more…comfortable and well-known, while the cliffs and rocks of Greece were so exotic and mysterious. It was a thrill to take that little journey with you Miss C. Thank you for sharing such a marvelous adventure with us. Now though, it is equally wonderful to see the farm animals, and the lush green, back in your posts.
I can now see why so many of the Greeks emigrated and why they have done so well. They are a hard working people
Welcome home 🙂 ❤ XOXO – Bacon
Bacon – my email is firstname.lastname@example.org just in case it is you who is trying to get in touch with me .
What a beautiful sunrise. Boo is happy again, welcome back.
They are going to love getting out into the field!
those piggies are looking so good!
Boo has not let me out of his sight since I landed
Good to know that you arrived home safely…now you must look forward to the next eciting excursion
I love that Boo loves you so–what about TonTon. And WaiWai. did he notice you were back?
Dogs are so loyal. Welcome back, I enjoyed reading your posts about your trip.
Welcome home…even just a short time away leaves so many changes for you to see on your return!
Welcome home! It’s nice to have the prairie sky to come home to (as well as the family, the home and the livestock).
Sweet friend – is there anyway you can email me? I have something to discuss with you ❤ Inquiring minds need to know — snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon
Hullo! My email address is below your previous comment.
I will keep you posted in the next couple of weeks. If mom/dad can make it work, they will 🙂 XOXO – Bacon
My address is above / after your last comment
I’m afraid the others have already written my thoughts, so just add my sentiments along with theirs, plus my own personal “GLAD YOU’RE BACK!’
Welcome home. It’s so nice to see the farmy and everyone doing so well. xx
What a great homecoming. I love to see all that green! and the animals are happy. Here I am, down the bottom of the list of comments once more, with the time zone change!
I’m sure everything grows bigger, lusher, greener while we are not watching 🤔
Busy girl .. welcome home, your place looks fabulous .. 🙂