Trying to write this really fast while the ducks and the chooks and the pigs yell for breakfast attention. I slept in a little. But it has been a long week and it is Sunday.
This piglets are seven days old now. They are smaller than usual. But are definitely loading iron now and are very playful. Some are fatter than others as usual but overall are a small skinny bunch. I am giving Molly aspirin for a few days one of her teats is looking painful which may have been shortening the babies drinking time. That seems to be sorting out now too.
Those were now very good photos but show their size and the very odd variety of colours. Only a couple a red and a few brown the rest are a kind of motly grey.
This week I will call the vet out and we will do pregnancy checks on Aunty Del and Tia. Both are very relaxed and happy but I was not here last week to see if they came back into heat. He will do bloods just the be sure.
Merciful heavens those ducks are rowdy when they are hungry. I let them out earlier and they have wandered across the track and are approaching the house by the sounds of it. Loudly demanding breakfast. No sign of eggs yet. I hope they do start to lay before the summer drifts into the late summer zone and the lights begin to dim.
Yesterday we got the vegetable garden weeded. The zuchinni have done remarkably well this year. I have been surrounding their bases in ground coffee thinking it may head off the bad stem eating bugs. Maybe it has. But we are still picking! In fact my helpers and I took some monsters out yesterday and made the ratatouille above to go with the roast chicken dinner. I was not cooking – one of my visitors is a chef!!. He plays this game where he goes through the freezers and the garden and cooks what he finds! His girlfriend made an amazing rhubarb crumble. We all went to bed well fed.
Today we will prepare the two finished pig fields for replanting in oats.
I hope you have a lovely day. Mine will commence immediately!
WEATHER: If we miss these showers the hay will dry well today.
Sunday 08/26 20% / 0 in
Partly cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 92F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.
Sunday Night 08/26 20% / 0 in
Partly cloudy skies. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low 73F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.
6:13 AM 7:34 PM
Full, 100% visible 8:00 PM 6:11 A
PS – (9.50 am) wrote this and posted fast – then went out to work – when I came back in for second breakfast it in fact had not posted – this happened yesterday too – or did they post twice? weird. c