Friday, August 28, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
The taste and satisfaction of it makes the work involved seem so small. And no worries FDA did not approve this food so there is no fear that the food we eat has been sprayed with toxic chemicals or that a meat was injected with antibiotics and/or steroids. We know for sure the animals we are eating have never been mistreated from farm to slaughter because it all happens right here.
P.S. I finally finished reading "In defense of food". Looking for another good foodie/agricultural book to read...suggestions?
Friday, August 21, 2009
- The kids are out of school!
- Maine Man has been working days!
- Their is always work to be had in the garden!
- We have TOO many d*@$ animals!
- The lawn always needs mowing.
- There is 6 cord of wood screaming "cut me, stack me."
- Facebook is distracting.
- Kids birthdays, pig roasts, day trips, camping.
- Cooking, Dishes,...Laundry.....A maid would be nice but I'd settle with a dishwasher.
- I'm SO stinkin' TIRED!!
Stay tuned life will be changing real soon kids are back in school, John will be back to his regular schedule and we are in the process of downsizing animals.
P.S. I contemplated titling this post Farm P%@# but MM thought it may attract the wrong audience. Ha I agree, never thought of it. He is so darn logical! It would not be the first time my impulsiveness has got me in trouble.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
What the hell, at least we are doing it together!
Monday, August 3, 2009
This is just a few moments later.
About 30 minutes later piglet #2 was born.
(The yellow glow was from a flashlight MM was holding. )
Queenie mentioned in a comment on a previous post that piglets are born in a sac and sneeze their way out. She was right! As you see above the piglet has a coating and soon after they come out of the canal you hear some sneezing going on.
MM was up a few times throughout the night and only 1 other pig was born.
I have heard they can have more then 1 placenta. We are now wondering if one got stuck in the canal. She is in no distress and was up and about today. MM is out further inspecting her as I type. The problem with doing things for the first time is the mistakes that are made, there are bound to be screw ups.