The ducks are still only laying one or two eggs a day. The chickens maybe six on a good day. This is quite natural. The winter is their time for rest.
Of course you and I were not sure if the ducks took a break – all the material I read told me that Khaki Campbell’s laid all year round but maybe that was in warmer areas. The cold definitely affects the laying.
The chickens all gather at the door at lunchtime waiting to go out. But once faced with the snow – they decide to stay inside and watch the outside instead.
Our days are a lot milder when you compare them to the nasty week last month when the polar vortex temperatures crept overhead just wintry now but with these odd spikes in temperature.
In ONE day I file my last assignment for my certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language.
In TWO days I am attending an organic grain growers conference – actually I have been asked to sign on one of the discussion panels to discuss the management of the land.
In FOUR days I take the train up to Chicago for a meeting.
And in EIGHT days I fly home to New Zealand.
But today I will bring Molly out from the boar across the way and take Poppy over there. Manu will have a wife swap. I hope Molly is pregnant because it is time for her to come home.
Molly will hang out with Sheila until I get back from New Zealand. I will put fresh straw into the root cellar in case she chooses to sleep in there. Molly and Sheila are not as friendly with each other as Poppy and Sheila.
Do you remember?
Poppy and Sheila go way back. These two pictures are from when Poppy was a baby. I bought her as a very sick unwanted runt in April 2014. Once she was well Aunty Sheila took over her care. Do you remember?
It was very rare to have a big gilt who has never had piglets take on a little piggie.
They were so sweet together.
I hope you have a good day!