This is a particularly hard post to write today. I haven't written much lately due to being busy. As most of you know, we are selling our farm in order to buy a bigger farm. We've outgrown this beautiful place and would like more room to expand and continue on our quest for self-sustainability. The link to our advertisement is here
The reason this is difficult to write is that I am concerned that some of you may be sad to hear that we have reduced our number of pigs from two three to two. It is our goal to eat our own home grown meat and we do this with the sheep and cows but, this is the first time we've had pigs. As you all know, I have grown very fond of the three little pigs. They have been challenging to say the least. They are lovely animals and very intelligent. So, consequently, it wasn't completely easy to say goodbye to one of them.
But, on a more positive note, we are taking responsibility for the meat we eat. Our pigs, and all the other animals, have a wonderfully free life (the pigs more so than the others!). So, it makes me happy to think that we are eating food that has been cared for and respected. Spot has gone. Pinky and Fudge remain.
Sean and Greg, the two calves, are happily out in the paddocks now.They can be seen hanging out with the sheep, and they will come to the fence for a pat when called. They are both looking very healthy and happy.
We've had a new lamb and I think there are a couple more on the way.
The garlic is looking good. The corn and beans are starting to poke their little heads through the soil. The tomatoes are growing fast. The rhubarb is prolific!
Our garden is looking stunning with all the flowers and new growth. After the rain we've had over the last few days, it all looks fresh and sparkling.