It has been a long time since Saturday mornings were any different from other mornings but since moving back into the paid workforce Saturday mornings are developing their old charm.
When I was a working single mother of a mob of kids Saturday mornings were all about getting the house clean and reset for another week. We always worked as a team in those days – my kids were great cleaners.
Nowadays it is the barn that is being cleaned out and reset for the week and on Sundays the Airbnb is cleaned and reset but these kids are not much good at cleaning at all.
They are very nosy and very friendly these piglets. And their mother is eating out of my hand – literally – again. Though I am still nervous of getting into the pen with her.
My hand is healing super fast now that I have finished the antibiotics. The swelling is coming down now and the wound is drying up. Because that is the first time I have taken a course of antibiotics in over thirty years I expect my gut health to recover just as fast.
Not going to the hospital for the stitches and treatment was a conscious choice – there are some nasty super bugs residing in hospitals now, like big confinement houses for animals these new viruses and funguses spread easily, and legally your hospital does not have to warn you about an outbreak within their walls. So I was happy that my incident was minor enough that I could talk the local clinic into treating me.
Not to mention the cost of going near an emergency room out here in the States.
Anyway – all is well with my hand.
This morning I will focus on cleaning out the cow’s shed and their yards. My diary says April/May for calves so it is time to move my focus to the other side of the barn. I still think Tia might calve first – Del’s udder remains largely unchanged which is just like her!
The grass is growing!
I hope you get sun today. We will be cold but the sun will help.