For those of you who were wondering about filming the James Martin TV programme,
my apologies, I’ve only just managed to get around to publishing the post on the day’s activities. You’ll find it under ‘Feast for the Eyes’ (sorry Mum!) on 11th October – I hope you enjoy reading it & are looking forward to seeing the finished broadcast with less trepidation than we are!
It’s been another boring, ‘catching-up-on-paperwork sort of a day; which is a shame because although it was no particular hardship this morning with the day beginning in overcast gloom, by afternoon the sky had largely cleared to a fragile, pastel blue (with an associated plummet in temperature).
I spent some time in the orchard as the shadows began to lengthen, collecting windfalls from under the trees before the frost gets to them, for the pigs – although I’m tempted to have a go at making cider or at least getting some apple juice, & it seems a shame that the fruit press is standing idle. Hopefully I’ll also manage to get the remaining fruit down from the trees in the next few days & get it all carefully wrapped for the winter; admittedly that’s one task I’ve delayed this year as it has bad asociations (I was wrapping apples when my mother ‘phoned with the dreadful news that my sister had died, last year).
Whilst doing my final check that all the animals were tucked up safely in bed for the night I noticed that one of our youngest male kids (named Addaon) who is just about 3 months old & still on 2 bottles of milk per day, was taking a leaf out of his Dad’s book & attempting amorous advances toward one of the older girls in a neighbouring pen. She definitely appeared interested; so I think early tomorrow morning I’d better move the cheeky little devil into another unit altogether, just to be on the safe side. It seems incredible that such a young kid could manage to successfully impregnate another; but it can happen….& we don’t want any ‘accidents’!
Thus finished for the day, it was time for a bite of supper & some paperwork, before falling blissfully into bed, another day over.