It rained just about all day yesterday~ Friday.
Some of the animals don’t seem to mind. Maisy just eats ’till her heart and belly are content. Look at her barrel! Packed with good green grass. She’s making milk before my very eyes!
I love her sweet Jersey face. Even if I caught her with a mouth full of grass. I love this cow. She’s very opinionated and sometimes head strong but she makes lovely milk that we just can’t get enough of. Every animal on the farm, especially the two legged ones, benefit from this cow. She is wonderful! (My children make fun of me saying that if there were ever an event where we had to take our most important possessions and run for safety, the cow would come first then the family. HA! Well, then I say those kids had better be on their best behavior! )
Maggie is not so impressed and napped in the tall grass.
Though the fatties love the rain and mud, they slept in their little weaning shelter all snuggled up next to each other for most of the day. Probably conserving energy for when they will all pile out and nose around in the mud and muck, moving the outside straw here and there. Very important piglet stuff.
Did you say mud?
The chickens just puttered around in the puddles, picking at unlucky worms and bits of this and that. And muddying their feet.
Even though fresh, clean hay was put down in the coop in anticipation of the rain….
muddy feet mean dirty eggs. Some of these will wash up nice and clean and some will go to the fatties. They LOVE eggs. Dirt and all!
In a minute I’ll sneak out to the coop to see what new bright faces might be waiting there. We have several broody hens who should be showing off their babies today. I’ll try and grab some pictures of the new chicks. They are quite shy and the mommas are VERY protective. But I’ll see what I can see!
God is truly good.
Have a wonderful day!
Today’s count: 2. 25 gallons of milk.
5 19 eggs
What’s for supper: Curried chicken sandwiches with tomato soup. Or maybe home made cream of mushroom soup. It’s actually sunny as I type this but there are storm clouds on the western horizon and soup is just the thing on a rainy night.
Weather: Showers likely all morning, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after noon. Patchy fog before noon. High near 56. Southeast wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Tonight showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Patchy fog after midnight. Low around 41. South wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.