Jude approaches everyone on the farm with the fearless inquisitiveness of the very young. I just let him wander about for the meantime. Let him explore.
… in the middle of the afternoon. Yesterday darkness fell about 3.30pm. A storm was rolling in. All the animals took note and began to take their places in their barns. ‘Calling it a night.’ Early.
Manu slept the night in his little tin house. He had two bales of dry golden straw in there and has made himself a big warm bed.
A familiar and unsettling restlessness is creating a sinking feeling in me. I don’t even know where to take this sentence. So I will just leave it there.
When I am doing chores Jude comes out of his house and follows us about the farm. He is the sweetest little pig and is my constant companion.
Yesterday when I went out to start my chores I was greeted by a string of giggling ducks wandering down the drive. Not good. They should have been in the barn laying. It was not yet light. And all their nests were empty. Not…
Morning. Dark. Wintry Mix. I hate the wintry mix because it often results in Ice. And I hate ICE.
For the first time in a million years ( it feels like) I am off out for lunch with a friend!
Yes 15F is -9C. In other words – a wee bit chilly. Luckily my animals are a tough bunch. I look forward to carrying many buckets of warm water today!
This morning as I write there are no mooing calves. I am not sure whether to be relieved or grateful or worried that they have all run off.
Once more into the breach. Yesterday and the day before were bad days for Piglet. He went down with another bout of pretty bad scours.
And cold. This morning it is clear and cold. I am not going to start chores too early because all the animals will be staying still and curled up in their warm straw sleeping in.