Hullo PUMPKINS! ( sorry for the spelling mistake! I fixed it). A lovely local town donated all their Halloween pumpkins to us! Twenty something of them. And the pigs could not be happier! I am going up to Chicago at Thanksgiving. I want to… Continue Reading “GOODBYE HALLOWEEN”
The hogs down the back are getting big.
Literally every calf ends up sleeping in the boot of the cow car.
Tia is much too big for standing in the boot of a car. But there she is!
We all melted in the heat yesterday but Leia managed to give birth easily to a wee Bobby calf before breakfast. She kept him under the tree for the day and has not brought him into the barn again.
I was out kicking cowpats yesterday afternoon – as you do. As you would – if you had seasoned cowpats to kick. But they need to be properly seasoned. If you kick them when they are too wet they stick to your gumboots. if… Continue Reading “KICKING THE COWPATS”
GETS into everything. Snow like Sand. Everywhere. Like the SPOT. Seuss’s spot.
WEANING is one of the most poignant days on the farm. The babies are healthy and growing up, they are old enough to live on their own without their mother, things are going according to plan, but OH the MISERY – there is no… Continue Reading “BAWLING”
Imagine coming back from your walk to find that a fat golden pig has not only been eating your dinner but gone to sleep IN it!
The vet comes today to perform two procedures on two calves. Firstly Aunty Del’s Bobette needs her horns removed and another calf needs to be castrated (this was the calf who only had one testicle dropped last time we tried so we had to… Continue Reading “VET DAY”