Well, it is too late tonight already, but as a mother of a 3 1/2 year old and 1 year old the night is mine and I must make it last. My days however belong to Lucia, whose ever-questioning voice wants to know ‘Why’ and Isaac, whose only word is ‘mama’ - yet he can use it to say a million different things.
The farm continues to hum along. Gertrude, our large black (that’s her breed name, not just a color and size description) sow, is about to farrow (that’s pig speak for have babies). We are praying for warm weather. Last year, One of our sows lost 11 piglets to the cold..then we decided to move into our unfinished house, so that we could be on hand when our other sow, madonna, farrowed her litter. Here is that beautiful litter not yet a month old.
The other exciting news on the animal front is that we have found a beautiful jersey heifer to buy as a family milking cow!! Yahoo! She won’t be giving us milk until next year in the end of the summer. But what a find. You’ll get pictures as soon as she arrives next week.
We are also picking up more piglets from Kingbird farm in Ithaca this weekend. We have an apprentice work weekend coming up as well as a MAY DAY celebration the first Saturday in May. Lots going on. We hope to hear from you or see you at the farm!
Oh yes, even though spring is in our bones it has yet to arrive on the ground. Everything remains frozen..and snow greeted us when we woke up this morning. Arghghgh....