This week I hope to get home from the mill a little earlier so I can keep my asparagus up to date. Right now I am going down the back to pick and weed.
My posting hours are all over the place at the moment. Which I don’t like. I do prefer a routine.
However I am still adjusting to the introduction of twice a day milking to my long day. Thankfully it is a long day because there is a lot to jam into it. But I will find my rhythm again soon.
Our farmers are starting to get seriously worried about the planting. We had more rain again this weekend. Things are very wet. In the words of my boss farmer – ” It is mid May and we have yet to turn a wheel.”
I have brought Poppy back home -she is not ready to farrow or anything but is limping quite badly. I am giving her aspirin, a deep bed and rest. Not having to fight Manu for her food will make her life easier.
The ducklings are out in their chicken tractor. This is not safe as far as predators go but I am hoping to get away with it for a short time. They love to be outside in the air and on grass. There is only so long you can keep them locked up. After a few weeks it is just mean and filthy. Ducklings make a terrible mess. After a while they will join the big birds for the nights. But are a bit small yet.