Friday, December 12, 2008

Cold and wet

Today is one of those days when you question the sanity of farming. Having worked in a climate controlled office for most of my adult life, the last few years have been about learning what kinds of raingear work, and how to dress in layers.

The weather is another thing that I used to ignore. Nowadays, especially when I've got small animals, I'm paying more attention to it. Today was spent making sure that each animal shelter had at least 2 bales of clean, dry hay, and that all of the food bins and water supplies were clean and full. The cold doesn't seem to bother the pigs much -- they sleep in a little later in the morning, but otherwise they're still out and about.

The exception to this is the smallest pigs. They're pretty skinny, and they really do stay indoors as much as possible.

So a lot of hard work today, lots of heavy lifting and slogging through the mud, but everyone is bedded down, and fed, and good for a few more days.

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