Tag: weather

THEN ONE THING LED …

TO ANOTHER.

A MUCH GENTLER PROCESS

I am finding the touch screen and (now) silent keyboard of the Yoga Book a much calmer, quieter and gentler start to the day. As you know I work on the images for my blog the night before, load everything onto the page then at…

SUMO PIG

HAVE you seen that postcard with the enormous sumo-wrestler.  He stands with his feet wide apart to support his girth and the small child holding up his belly? (It is not a very happy image but it has been on stands for years you…

BEAT THE WAITING WITH A STICK

HUNKERING down. Closing one’s eyes and accepting that the weather has turned rotton seems to work for the animals. The rain has come with my least favourite wind.  The Nor’East. Strong. And back in they went the animals. Two by two and three by three…

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. 

LET’S SEE WHAT WE’VE GOT

YESTERDAY I took a few hours off from the farm to go and have lunch with a friend.  I don’t do this often as you know and I never know what I am going to be dealing with on my return.  I left the Poppy’s…

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…

PIGLET PICTURES AS WINTER DESCENDS

PIglets in a second but first I was watching the blowing snow through the green of the glasshouse as I watered the plants being grown for summer consumption. It is an interesting lesson in the juxtaposition of seasons.  Spring piglets in the barn. Snow…

DOING ALL I CAN

Taking a step back from mothering the mothers and their babies is hard for me. But the new babies had a good day yesterday. The barn is closed up and quiet. Womb-like except for the lack of warmth. Poppy’s Seven have learnt to drink and…

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…