Category: hereford pigs

PAWPAW

There are a goodly number of pawpaw on the trees this year. They are liking this long cool spell and plumping up well, so I am watching them carefully. It is very hard to tell when a pawpaw is ready. 

LIKE HERDING CATS

Yesterday Valerie and I moved the four hogs into the big Pig Pasture. Relocating pigs really is like herding cats. But eventually all four were in the field. It is high and thick with vegetation. They will not need much grain at all in here…

THE FEAR

IT rained last night so no cutting hay today.  I have the fear. I think I am losing my nerve for hay. But every few days there is a chance of rain and if it is over 40% the risk is too high.

SPEED

And that is all. Just Speed. 

MOLLY’S THREE

THREE NEWBORN PIGLETS

MOLLY’S NIGHT

MOLLY IN THE NIGHT

Gardening in the rain

Yesterday it rained. I am trying very hard not to make sarcastic comments like ” Rain? Really? You’re kidding.” More rain. Amanda was Kitchen Mama which meant I had hours to spend in the garden and it was raining but I just worked in the…

Poppy and her Piglets

Still with my heart in my mouth I check the piglets a few times a day. They have found their little heated creep which fills me with relief. Their Mama can sleep and get up and down and move around without having to worry…

Miles in a Day

I have a new phone – this in itself is not particularly interesting unless we need to go into the kicking and fighting I did trying not to have to succumb to another phone.  I liked my old phone. However now I have a…

5 piglets +1 boar +3 carlottas

= A perfectly busy day. Poppy woke up mid morning (yesterday) rolled over and discovered that there were five little piglets in her room. She stood up and looked at them milling about her feet making half hearted jumps at her teats, then she…