I almost wrote the heading I Love Ironing because I do, it is so relaxing, and ironing for the Coop is one of my favorite jobs and on my mind but it has nothing to do with farming and this is a farm blog.
So In the Barn is a more appropriate header. Though the rule is to write the first thing that comes into my head!
This chicken in a tree is not appropriate and in fact pretty unusual.
Jude is in the barn though. And yesterday he had the best day of his life puddling about in the morning sun – grunting the whole time – rooting in the floor.
He is drinking his bottle properly and eating a little but I am sure now that he will get his appetite back. He is drinking a lot of water and that is an especially good sign.
Now he is out in the natural cold he will grow a proper winter coat too which will be essential to his survival this winter. I am toughening him up.
Today I will let Wai into the barn. He is the least aggressive of the pet pigs. He complains a lot and will defend his bed but I want these two get to know each other in the neutral corridors while Jude is still little and unthreatening.
It will be interesting to see how Tima reacts to him when it is her turn.
The cows are giving the oats a light grazing before the cold burns it all off. Though with last nights slushy snow I will close them off the field for the day.
I thought the calves had settled in with these two but caught one calf nursing from Tia’s dry udder yesterday so I will separate them out today until I go away at Christmas time.
I hope you have a good day.