‘Ging’ the bull has been with us for a few weeks now. He’s been kindly loaned to us by a friendly farmer from church, with the hope that Mary and Martha the cows will become pregnant. Ging is very sweet and has settled in well. The cows have welcomed him to their field and we hope that he has done his job! Time will tell, 😉.

More imminently we have piglets on the way 😁. 3 months ago Posy the pig went to stay with ‘Trev’ the boar. They had some ‘special time’ together and Posy came home scanned and officially ‘with piglets’. The chap who scanned her reckons she might be having 8-10 piglets, so fun times ahead.

We have brought her in today, to her farrowing pen. We have a bar which we will put across the pen once the piglets have arrived, to prevent her from rolling onto them, whilst allowing her to lie down and let them feed.

We plan to keep the piglets for about 8 weeks and then we hope to sell a few and keep a few.

We’ve also been busy this weekend moving our kitchen from the old kitchen, which we are about to demolish, into the lounge, as a temporary measure until our new kitchen is complete. It’s a pretty good space, but it doesn’t contain any running water and so we are using buckets, washing up bowls and cheap bottled water to drink. Thankfully our church and family have invited us to their houses to eat, and dropped in some meals, which is a huge blessing.

Between animals, building work and looking after the children, life is sometimes extremely busy and I feel that we will never get it all done, but then I remember God’s Word, where He says, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:9. It’s not us alone doing all this, it’s Christ in us who gives us the strength and energy for each new day.

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3 thoughts on “Hopes of New Arrivals

  1. You have been very busy Vicki and family. Hope all goes well for the sow farrowing (remembered that word from my childhood farm in Ireland). We used call them bainbhs which is the Gailege for piglets!!! I love the cows names…..God bless you all xx

    • So good to hear from you. I love words, so hearing some Gaelic this morning made me smile. I’ve learnt many new words since moving, including topping, gilt, farrowing, silage, haylage, POL hens and the list keeps growing as we add more into our life here.

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