Saturday, August 25, 2012
Since that incubation we managed to hatch 3 brown leghorns from a batch of 20 and 2 bronze turkey's from 12 eggs. Not a good year at all.
After my daughters wedding, lennox the boar arrived on St. Valentines to perform his duties. Alas they weren't performed as well as they could have been. This year Bertha only produced 5 piglets and Gertrude none. Much debate followed as we came to the decision that it was too expensive to keep the sows for breeding. They weren't pets, so with much heartache we took them to slaughter. Gertrude went as soon as we had made up our mind and Bertha as soon as her piglets were weaned.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
After christmas I began the Brides dress. It was necessary to redesign part of the frock, due to another announcement, completing just a week before the wedding allowed for minor adjustments.
The cake completed around the same time.
Leaving us all to enjoy a very happy day.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Thursday, October 6, 2011
My girly scream resembles the noise that Gertrude and Bertha make when overly anxious for their food they touch the electric fence. I always wince, telling them in a firm voice 'to keep away from the white sticks'.
This morning the shoe was on the other foot. As I confidently stepped over the tape my knee brushed against the tape. Letting out a sharp squeal I distinctly heard a couple of snorts and a rapture of laughter before the duo inquisitively came to check me out. As I gingerly left the enclosure I'm sure I heard them say 'be careful of them white sticks'!
Friday, September 30, 2011
This week most of the piglets have been relocated to their new homes. The pig pens are looking very empty.
Gertrude and Bertha were reunited, not exactly the Bo Derek and Dudley Moore moment we were expecting. More like a couple of sumo wrestlers vieing for prominent position. An equally matched spa which went on for some time. Now they have settled back into their old order of some you win some you lose, pointless fighting about it.
Now it's all done, back to business as usual.