Again with the daily rain. And these are not gentle summer rains. These are full on furious thunder and lightening storms with torrential downpours of inches at a time.
Everything is hot and wet all the time. I think we should start mowing the cover of weeds on my 160 acres. Soon those weeds will start to flower and go to seed and then we are in trouble. Of course that is an impossible task and I am kidding but not kidding.
The week days are so busy now that I thought I would do my midweek report without pictures. So much faster for me and keeps you in the loop.
It has dawned sopping and hot. I have recently had two Airbnb cancellations due to weather. Too rainy.
The piglets continue to grow but for the first time ever Poppy rolled onto and killed a healthy three day old piglet. She is just too hot and slow this time. Quite distressed with the heat. She still is not eating right or drinking enough water and even though I hose her off as much as possible, I work six hours a day. And losing a piglet was a result of me not being here.
So I am doubly glad of my decision to quit with the baby pigs.
The rest are doing well. But I am still on the watch for trouble. The rain does nothing to alleviate the heat – we are living in the tropics in rainy season.
Still no sign of Mrs Flowers. But she has not been gone a month yet. I will still give her the benefit of a doubt. She may just be nesting.
The cows are doing well. The ducks are happy as, well, ducks. The groups of hogs in their fields lay about in wallows or disappear into their long beautiful overgrown pastures. And Sheila and Tane are both improving with their intake of whole raw milk.
Anna is staying for a few weeks – she is working at the mill for me so that will be a great help and I hope to pull ahead with some of my projects. But I am still overloaded and am also thinking this may be my last season milking.
So that is me up to date. How about you?
The heat seems to be alleviating – thank goodness.