An Easterly wind blew hard all night long. This meant I closed the chickens big door and also Molly’s big Easterly facing door. Temperature and wind are my greatest allies and enemies. Sometimes all at the same time. But wind is the worst. Little animals can take some pretty awful temperatures but it is the wind that does the harm. In my opinion.
The gale that blew all night is part of another winter system that is sweeping the Midwest of the Northern Americas. Lucky for us we are just getting the wind. The cold comes next I guess.
Below is Sheila – she is getting used to the Trailer field but has pointed out some holes in her roof. I have a plan Sheila!
Last night ( you might have seen on the blogs sister Instagram account cecilia_thekitchensgarden ) have quickly learnt to put themselves to bed in their new Quack House. There are only fourteen ducks now. Yesterday I got thirteen eggs. They have only one drake with them now. The mink killed two of the drakes in the attack. I can only imagine that they came out fighting makes me sad but proud of the birds – protecting their flock. I am glad Boo killed that Bastard Mink and now incredibly grateful for their new Lock-Up.
All the baby piggies asleep in house number two- the barrel. Every litter is different and this group are small yet shiny and friendly but still have not gone down into their garden. As usual this is probably because of a combination of factors – one being that their Mum is not going far. Another being the common breeze. Babies do not like wind.
You can see the weather in last nights sky.
Yesterday Sergio at The Mill had a spill of grain while loading so as well as the three buckets of quite amazing vegetables from the restaurant and a pallet of bran that did not meet the high standards of the mill, I came home with two bags of wheat to sprout. That is a good days work!! My vegetarian pigs eat well!
I heard some of you are even being snowed on again. Merciful heavens. Our last frost date is April 16 I think or maybe April 23 – I should look that up – so even though it appears that all bets are off weather wise we must be nearing the end of the cold threats. This has been a messy spring.
I hope you have a lovely day.
May as well look at the forecast.