And cold. This morning it is clear and cold. I am not going to start chores too early because all the animals will be staying still and curled up in their warm straw sleeping in.
Today I will separate Molly and her piglets. I have left it as long as I can but today will be the day. Once she is gone I can reconfigure their pen into a much better sleeping area.
The wind yesterday was shocking – cold, wild and whipping strong. My lips are chapped and my face scoured. I even shut the North doors of the barn. It was a shock to the system.
This morning though the air is silent. Frozen into submission.
Our John said he read somewhere that this winter will be warmer but I fear this trend towards extremes. I think it will be everything. And huge fluctuations in temperature are hard on the animals. We had a mild summer though, out here on the plains. And of course the weather is anyone’s guess. But I fear the coming winter season.
We don’t have enough firewood or enough straw. I need to turn my attention to these things.
But today will be sunny. And tomorrow Piglet will be three weeks old which means I can drop his 2am feed. And we will both sleep through the night – that will be nice.
It is so hard to get a good photo of Piglet. He is watching for me all the time.
I hope you have a lovely day.
WEATHER: Cold and clear.