Saturday, 30 January 2010

1 Week On

The piglets are now a week old and doing really well. They're starting to explore their surroundings and having great fun rooting around in the straw. We're still using the heat lamp and heater in the pig house as temperatures here overnight are still below freezing but the sun is shining again and the snow is starting to melt quite quickly.

There are problems associated with the snow melting too fast and last year we did get flooded at one point - although that was due to excessive rain falling on already sodden ground. So we'll have to be vigilant and make sure the drainage channels don't get blocked or overwhelmed.

The horses and donkey are out in the garden enjoying some fresh air and the heat from the sun and the chickens have decided that it's ok to venture out for a while too.

Garden planning needs to start in the next week properly and I'll have to sort through my seed bag and see what's there and what I need to buy. I have a huge bag of mixed flower seeds so at least we should have a riot of colour in my small ornamental garden!

Roll on spring!

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