Tag: pigs

THE LINE UP

POPPY’S Six are growing like weeds. They were three weeks old yesterday and I am in no hurry to wean them so they will continue to grow like weeds. 

THEN ONE THING LED …

TO ANOTHER.

KICKING THE COWPATS

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…

SLEEPING WITH THE WINDOWS OPEN

POPPY has her doors open wide now and everything is so much calmer in the farrowing pen.  I have the windows open in the house and both of us are losing that claustrophobic feeling. 

FROM SNOW TO GROW

I am moving quickly with this blog post this morning as my old laptop is sending ominous flickering warnings.  The screen keeps blacking on and off.  Last night I backed up all the pictures.  I am surprised it even came on this morning.  This…

SIX WARM PIGLETS

If you were hanging out in the Kitchen’s Garden Lounge of Comments yesterday you would have read that a piglet was lost in that first cold night.  I found him dead on Poppy’s side of their quarters.  Being the Lady Pig Farmer is not…

PORCINE SLEEP DEPRIVATION

When I was a Mum of little babies I used to moan my arse off about having no sleep. Baby got me up TWICE or even God Help Us FOUR times in the night. I would cry. Poppy  the sow feeds her piglets every hour…

THE LADY PIG FARMER

I did not set out to be a pig farmer but there you are. Yesterday when I was talking to the man who was going to reverse my trailer into a tight spot, I heard someone else say behind me, in a low voice, to…

IN HEAT

Every now and then we have to talk of “country matters.” Molly came into heat yesterday and Manu was invited to “visit”. 

GREEN

The bright red of my cardinal pops against the muted landscape.