Real cold is coming. Well, cold for this time of year anyway. In a month it will not be considered cold at all. Tonight we go down to 27F that is -2C. A killing frost.
So today I will focus on getting straw in to the pigs beds.
I went to Walmart yesterday to buy more goats milk yesterday and decided to try and collect smiles. So I had my head up the whole time to make the eye contact needed to share a smile.
Only one smile. And that with a man who looked so scared by having his eyes caught that his smile was more of a grimace.
I must be losing my touch. Everyone had their eyes focused totally on the supermarket shelves.
But still that one mans smile was enough. Eye contact heals you know. Heals us both. I go so long without it down here on my farm that when someone does lift their head and see me it is like the jolt of recognition.
The combine harvesters were in the, soon to be organic, field yesterday. I called Harold the new tenant of that 160 acres across the ditch that I have taken out of GM corn and beans and designated organic, and he was pleased to finally take it under his wing, we should be able to get the cover crop in soon and ok.
Though he will not be planting today. We will skip tonight’s cold I think!
He will sow rye or wheat depending on his seed stores as ours is the last fields to be put to bed for the winter.
Speaking of beds.
Piglet found where the heating outlet is. He tried to curl up in one of John’s hats that was down there – like a heat seeking missile. So I brought him his blankie. It is a wooly waistcoat- folded over. He creeps inside it and then pokes his head out the armhole so he can be warm but still watching what is going on.
I hope you have a lovely day.
WEATHER: Sunny so far.