Back on the farm and everyone is safe and sound.
I had the hay cut by the hay man on Thursday which naturally meant it rained all day yesterday but never mind. It is interesting what does not bother me at the moment.
We all had a good fright in my family and this puts much in perspective. But all is well now and on the mend so we can focus back on the farm once again.
Molly’s piglets are very little but look good. They did not get their iron shots within those first four days so I am watching them carefully. But they seem vigorous enough. I put in more soil and sweet iron and they have all been nibbling at it.
There are indeed eight!
Today I have a few friends come down from Chicago to give me a hand getting everything back in order. There was rain while I was away too and the garden has disappeared into weeds but I think we can recover it. We will pick the monster zucchini and ripe tomatoes and cook and clean and make sense of it all.
Last night I locked both the chickens and the ducks into their respective houses. They have all been loose while I have been gone and the chickens were laying all over the place. The pullets have started laying but nothing from the ducks yet.
It is cool and overcast and wet but the rain is probably finished for now. So the hay will start to dry and the heat will return they say. I don’t care. None of this bothers me now. Things have been brought sharply into perspective.
I can hear the ducks calling.
I hope you have a great day.
WEATHER: OH! Still a possibility of rain before the heat. Ah well. The hay will dry eventually.
Saturday 08/25 50% / 0.07 in
Scattered thunderstorms developing this afternoon. High 86F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Saturday Night 08/25 20% / 0 in
Partly cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low around 70F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
6:12 AM 7:36 PM
Waxing Gibbous, 99% visible 7:28 PM 5:13 AM