Things To Look Forward To In 2008

I was tagged ages ago by Muum, so thanks Muum.

I thought that it would be fun to combine my 8 facts with the things I am looking forward to in 2008.

  1. I am looking forward to watching my first litter of Saddleback piglets grow up and spending time with them on a daily basis. I thoroughly enjoy watching them frolic in the straw that I bring for them everyday as well as giving them a rub. I also like to stroke them on their head and watch their ears prick up so that they can see who is messing with their face!
  2. I am looking forward to finding my first quail egg as this will signify the start of a new venture for farmingfriends as we intend to develop a business selling quail eggs. We are currently building a quail hut to hold 200 quail, as well as trying to develop a brand name and packaging with a label. It is all very exciting.
  3. I am looking forward to seeing my second litter of Saddleback piglets be born. We have currently had a boar on hire and hope that Cagney and Lacy are now in pig. We will soon know as the gestation period for a pig is three months, three weeks and three days.
  4. I am looking forward to spending more time on the farm with my growing flock of animals. I want to learn more about looking after guinea fowl, quail, hens, cattle, cats, guinea pigs and pigs which is best done with a hands on approach.
  5. I am looking forward to developing the vegetable garden after the flood of 2007. Mum and Dad have bought me some raised beds which should help if the garden was ever flooded again. So watch this space for vegetable growing in my raised beds. I will be calling on the expert help of my good friends @ TopVeg for excellent vegetable growing advice.
  6. I am looking forward to seeing the first calf of 2008 being born. There is something truely amazing about whatching a newly born calf get up and start to suckle. I particularly like to see the beautifully white and fluffy charolais calves.
  7. I am looking forward to finally being able to drive any of the tractors competently without having my husband on hand to remind me which button to press or gear to be in!
  8. I am looking forward to collecting Hatty the hen’s eggs and the guinea fowl eggs, as long as they are not in a thick patch of nettles! Not only do I enjoy collecting the eggs but I enjoy eating them even more. I get particular enjoyment out of giving the eggs to friends. I also hope to embark on more Interblog guinea fowl projects in 2008 after the success of The Cottage Smallholder’s Interblog Guinea Fowl Project.

If you would like to write about the things that you are looking forward to in 2008 then consider yourself tagged. So what are you looking forward to in 2008?