Eight and Nine

Catching up. Poppy’s nine are weaned. The fat little savages. The little piglet with the ripped hoof has become un-findable – she is running just as fast as all the rest and doing fine so I have stopped worrying about her. They are all eating well chomping on their greens and slurping madly at their …

I Should have KNOWN!

Guess who has begun to show an udder? Go on GUESS!   After all this backwardsing and forwardsing and shilly shallying about – it looks like Lady Astor is developing her udder for real. I am fairly sure now. And just before I was about to call the vet out too. With eight days to go …

Sizes

Everything got very busy yesterday. It was overcast and cool as expected but there was no wind so it was a perfect temperature for gardening. I did not get in to reply to your comments but I did read them, I so enjoy the Lounge of Commments and saw Juliana ask how big Sheila is. …

Knots Up

We did fencing yesterday. The middle sized pigs are pushing their fence  outwards as they race up and down chasing cars in a mad kiind of gaggle. My UPS man – who visits almost every farm and house in the area  -said he has never seen such hilarious pigs. They will knock each other sprawling to race the …

A Time to Bake

In the winter I seldom bake and almost never bake bread. If I bake it I have to eat it and you know how that goes.   But now it is spring and my workers are beginning to slowly filter in (more coming next week) so I have begun to wind up the baking routine. Here …

Pigs. Sleep.

This morning I awoke to strong LOUD thunderstorms, pouring rain and strobe lightening that flashes on and on and a severe weather warning beeping on the phone.  I merely note the severe weather warnings. They send them out for the most ordinary of weathers.  It’s a thunderstorm. Not an extraordinary  event.  If I did not have …

Finger Tip

I cut My fingers all the time. Fr some reason whetehr my knives are sharp or blunt I always manage to cut into ,y fingers when I am ooking in a hurry. I thought I would leave that sentence be, so you can see what I do when I work in a hurry with a …

More Piggy Moves

Yesterday was another day of pig wrangling. I needed to go to one of the big farm stores to buy that solar panel but the little pigs were still in disarray so I could not leave the property except for one fast local run for feed. Somehow the little pigs had pushed through one of the …

Moldy Oldies

Frozen. All day yesterday my world sat like a large silent hesitant animal, softly freezing into place. Shiny and undecided. Waiting. Everything was crunchy with ice. I am leaving these gloves on the clothesline for the whole winter. I am not sure what the experiment is but we can watch them you and I. There was no …

In-side the cloud

Yesterday the warmth brought a heavy mist and I worked within the cottony echoey warmth of a wet cloud all day. The pigs loved the misty warm weather – they were outside in their field almost all day. The view from the clothes line – everything is gone. This is the view to the North. …