I have loaded my pictures but I can’t find my words.
The Winter Wheats are coming through beautifully. I am so used to harvest at this time of year so having wheat shooting feels topsy turvy still.
The manure spreader we found has been brought home with its new wheels and some boards replaced. There are two compost piles waiting to be spread- we just need to work out which fields will get the treats!
Look at these fat plonkers. They are in their tween stage but very strong shiny pigs. Their outside fields are well picked over. There has been so much to eat in those pig fields that they have barely dug in there at all.
We have started closing Aunty Del up on the concrete at night to begin cutting down on her groceries which will result in less milk. The grass is still quite plentiful which is not helping our efforts to reduce her production.
I do all the farming on a Sunday so I can keep well in the loop. Twice this week I left in the morning dark and returned home in the afternoon dark. That is no good for a farmer. I like my work and like to work 6 days a week but on the 7th I must get into all the corners of the farms and make sure we are maintaining the balance and health of the animals. And that balance and health is all about staying a couple of steps ahead.
I will make sure to have my phone with me so I can collect more images for you. Get us all topped up before another work week rushes into place.
It looks like the weather will be kind!
But before I go out this morning I am going to do more research on my new farm jacket. I am looking for one that is made in America which spreads my hard earned cash a little closer to home. Everything else I buy or receive second hand – except my knickers and wool socks of course – the clothing/fashion industry is responsible for a lot of this crisis in the climate and I am no longer supporting that level of pollution.
It’s pretty easy out here. Everyone has piles of clothes to give away! But no farm jackets. Farmers are notorious for wearing their jackets until they are rags – which is a good thing! And no wool. Americans don’t wear a lot of wool. So I will buy a wooly jersey when I get back to NZ for my annual visit and continue my search for a locally made farm jacket.
I hope you also have a good day