20111102 Hay

Sowsand Hay Bales

When I write dates I tend to do it in century-decade-year-month-day format. This is a hold over from math and programming a long time ago as it provides both numerical and alpha sorting. Today is palindromic when written that way. Yesterday was 20111101 which is pretty neat too. A week from Friday will be 111111.

Last week we started putting out hay for the pigs. It’s getting to the time of year when the pastures are starting to get sparse plus the pigs are appreciating the bedding. The pigs sleep on the hay, and in the hay, as well as eating it. By spring virtually all of the hay will have passed through them to be deposited as fertilizer out on the winter paddocks which will then become our summer gardens for growing food for the pigs for next winter.

We’re cranking to get ready for winter, not just butcher shop but also bracing the farm for the coming snows. Winter is a time to hunker down and get through the season. Hay has started to arrive. Pigs are moving in from the far fields to the near fields that we had stock piled over summer. Soon they will be on the winter paddocks.

Outdoors: 53°F/26°F Sunny
Tiny Cottage: 66°F/64°F

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