It has been challenging recently. My heart and mind want to do farm chores, but my body screams no. Thursday I was too ill to even try. Friday and Saturday I made it to the barn and did about 1/2 my normal chores and then went in. It is nice to see the animals anyway. I got to see the pigs eat out of the big pig trough for the first time.
Today I slowly finished my portion of the chores. I noticed that the peahen was running around, and below is where she had been nesting. We had never checked to see if there were eggs under her because we didn’t want to disturb her, but there are no signs of any eggs. This is worrisome because we had a chicken hen sitting on eggs under the goat feeder, and the other day the eggs were completely missing. So we are worried we have an egg thief in our midst, perhaps another weasel. But not sure if an egg thief could steal eggs from the hay loft or not. We have a live trap out baited with an egg but no results yet.
Later in the morning I really want to get some seeds planted in the greenhouse, but out there it is hot and you have to stand. So Tom helped me set up a a planting station on our back porch where I could sit and plant. I managed to get the squashes, pumpkins, cucumbers, basil and sunflower seeds started this way. Tom then moved them to the greenhouse.