Yesterday Valerie and I moved the four hogs into the big Pig Pasture. Relocating pigs really is like herding cats. But eventually all four were in the field. It is high and thick with vegetation. They will not need much grain at all in here – with all this feed.
Which is a blessing as we have reached that period in the season when I am spending more money on feed than I am making. The asparagus is finished and the egg production has dropped to normal summer proportions which give me just enough for the pigs and none left over to sell. Soon I will begin to sell pork and beef again. The animals need just a wee bit more summer.
The eggs and the fields are the pigs main food so the plan is working.
This canopy of sunflowers is great shade for the pigs on hot days. Today we will set up the wallow in this little clearing and of course they have the calf hut as shelter.
The ducks are already doing so much better in the open field. They show less and less panic every day. Yesterday evening they came out to graze for a while and were nice and easy to herd back into their house at the end of the day.
Boo is getting very good at ignoring them.
Today will be warm. It is set- up day for a busy weekend in the Airbnb. And the weekend will be very hot – the weather people are putting out extreme heat warnings already. But today will be nice!
I hope you have a lovely day.
WEATHER: A lovely day for cleaning the outside windows and sweeping the porches.
Thursday 0% Precip. / 0 in
Cloudy early with peeks of sunshine expected late. High 88F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday Night 40% Precip. / 0.03 in
Partial cloudiness early, with scattered showers and thunderstorms overnight. Low 71F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
I looked back a year and Wai was new to the farm. I smiled at my optimism. Now that we know the rot that was festering under those hard scabs and the terrible time he had ahead of him. He looked so tidy in these photos. I still don’t understand how the skin turned so hard over the top of his dreadful burns. It had to be the solution the first vet soaked him in. It made everything so much worse. Poor fellow. This time last year .