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ARE YOU MY MOTHER?

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.

CALLING IT A NIGHT

… 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.

FEEDBACK

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.

RESTLESS

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.

AT THE KITCHEN DOOR

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.

OUTSMARTED BY THE DUCKS

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…

SATURDAY

Morning. Dark. Wintry Mix. I hate the wintry mix because it often results in Ice. And I hate ICE.

IN A MILLION YEARS

For the first time in a million years ( it feels like) I am off out for lunch with a friend!

MINUS NINE

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!

MOO FREE

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.

SCOURS

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.

CLEAR SKIES

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.