I am quite sure Molly is pregnant. Well, kind of quite sure.
But she is a long way from farrowing yet..
This week I will work on her bedroom in the barn and start cleaning up the creep for the babies.
John found an old tire to replace the flat one on the tractor. But the new old one has a slow leak. I guess he is going to buy a new tire in due course. But in the meantime I pump up the tire every morning. The AIR compressor is in the basement of the house as it has to be plugged in so I drive the tractor into the garden right up by the porch so the air hose will reach to the tire.
Do you see that pointy thing? That is my new attachment – I use it to move the big round bales. It has one long pointy thing and two short pointy things on either side and as long as I have enough weight on the back of the tractor it works very well.
I am taking a big bale out to each of the herds of cows this morning. I need to rest a few of the fields.
With the tractor I towed the hay rack back from the West Side and settled it close to the developing duck pond. This is for the ducks to shelter under on sunny days. But the ducks thought the trailer was a monster and spent the whole day on the other side of the Corridor Paddock glaring at it with horror. I had to wait hours to get this shot.
Ducks don’t like change.
Can anyone remember off hand when these ducks came? They should start to lay at about 6 months old I think. I was thinking September. Thank goodness I keep this online farm journal – we can look up these things.
Molly has gone from her wallow. Molly has left the building!!!
I hope you have a lovely day.
THE WEATHER: Quite, quite lovely.
Monday 20% Precip. / 0 in
Partly cloudy. High 81F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph.
Monday Night 20% Precip. / 0 in
A clear sky. Low 62F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.