Not farrowing …… harrowing!


So the main news is that Sapphire still has not had her piglets !!!! So no farrowing yet………… although dare I say it out loud…… she is looking very likely and her milk bottles are looking more like 4 pinters than anything other…….. she has also gathered all her straw up into one corner …….. nesting !? So we wait and see…………..

I think she is waiting until the lighting is finished in the barn……. maybe tomorrow!

So we have had a little dry spell over the weekend and have been making the most of it……. ie someone has been on the tractor most of the weekend.

This was Kate yesterday evening, being followed by a load of chickens………….. I remember watching farmers with seagulls following their tractors in my childhood……..

 These chain harrows get pulled by the tractor and shoogle up the soil to make it from this

to this

Almost ready for some more grass seed 🙂

So this morning it was due to rain at 7am so we set the alarm for 5.30 so we could get some jobs done before the rain……. so rain stopped play at midday……… and we are not taking the weather forcast so seriously again! We did get some more tractor work done and also some hoeing in the veg plot and some more potting.

Benson inspected the fences.

The muck heap is actually steaming … or it was this morning……..

 This picture reminds me that I must go and collect the eggs soon. Kate is cooking tea and it is The Archers soon and I need to be back in the caravan for that, as I am hooked!

Yesterdays crop was very good…….

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One thought on “Not farrowing …… harrowing!

  1. linda Bywater

    Reckon that little pig has been stringing you guys along! Enjoying the 4 star accommodation:) As for the Archers, well, never been so riviting since Nigel took his final tumble:(

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