Animals who get to sit about while the grown ups work, watching with great intention but little actual contribution.
Except possibly BooBoo whose gaze has words.
Piglets condition is unchanged. The diarrhea will not ease but in all else – drinking – playing – rushing about – he is active and good. So his regime of fluids and exercise remains in place except that I have allowed more time between night feeds for sleep. And we both did just fine with that change.
Yesterday I was cooking pork for pulled pork for the funeral dinner of a friends father and Piglet decided to come down and camp on a fallen oven mitt by the warm oven door . I replaced the mitt with his bed and he slept there all day – between feeds – in the kitchen. Warmed by the oven. The irony was not lost.
Anna and I almost finished the Chook House. We got a huge amount of material shifted. Today Mary is coming down from Chicago to help with the last of it. The arrival of the egg inspector has brought urgency to the autumn clean up so after these last days of tough work -or hard yacker as my Dad would say – the barns will be in good shape for the inexorable glide down into winter.
Look at Molly’s fat babies. Molly is still feeding them and all seem quite happy with that arrangement. They will be in really good shape when the cold comes.
Today I will get Mary to help me put in the bigger blue pig house. They have outgrown their middle sized black one and will want to cuddle together in the coming cooler nights.
Tane helped by tidying up the last of the duck food.
It is 6 am and still black dark.
I hope you have a lovely day.
WEATHER: I thought you might like to see the weeks forecast. Just for a change. The cold is coming in fast.
Though I fully expect a warm spell after this cold period. I hope.