Cats – Have postponed taking Stripe to the vet as this may cause him too much stress. He is still limping but eating well and can get around. We had a big cuddle this morning and he sat on my knee for a good 20 minutes.
Cattle – Farmer Steve and Farmer Terry hadn’t finished mucking out the fold yard the other week so finished mucking out.
Guinea Fowl – It is sunny here today so the guinea fowl have enjoyed dust bathing in the sun. I have been sent some photos of MeliaMary’s guinea fowl keets in Australia and Mary-Jayne’s guinea fowl keets in South Africa so keep checking back in to see them. In the meantime go to the forum to catch up on their guinea fowl.
Guinea Pig – Guiness has had some fresh straw today and he enjoys hiding in it.
Hens – Got one hen egg in a pile of straw as I was bedding up the farrowing barn for the imminent farrowing of my sows. Got another egg in the old duck hut and one outside the quail hut where the bottom fell out of the poultry feed sack. We know what that hen was doing when she laid her egg! The poorly hen from yesterday passed away today poor thing.
Pigs – Did a big muck out of the pigs and got the farrowing barn ready. I got up early this morning to check the sows and have been doing so throughout the day and will do so throughout the night.
Quail – Took 6 boxes of quail eggs to Langlands farmshop and helped a quail this morning with a prolapse, no sign of the prolapse tonight. Gave the quail some more straw and they are loving it.
Other Farming Activities – Mucking out fold yard and heifer passage. Packaged up 5 vintage tractor engineer DVD’s this morning and took another two orders.