Tag: pigs

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.

SELLING COWS

I think Jude is eating too much pasta! He is definitely achieving my objective of ‘fatness’ before the cold settles in. Soon he will be too big to pick up.

EVENTUALLY

The sun did come out yesterday. Towards the end of a very long chilly day. I am hoping we get even more today. After days of sunless cold the whole animal kingdom me included are longing for sun.

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.

HOG FIGHTS

I have shifted Molly out of the back field. Poppy just would not let Molly settle in the field down the back. Molly often had scratch marks and bloody noses from getting into battles with Poppy. These are two big sows so when Poppy…

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!

MORE SNOW

There is about an inch on the ground and it is blowing a cold Northerly. Winter is already making its presence felt.

BACKWARDS –

Back – Wards. Usually you follow my day, my yesterday, in pictures going forwards but today we are going backwards because that’s just what happened.

PODGY JUDE

Always fragile, Jude the rescue piglets health has taken another loop downwards but he is warm, drinking his cereal and milk, barking at Tima through her gate and harassing Ton.