Archive | 3 January, 2009

Hacking open an ice-bound gate—with help!

Before Dolores, Gus and the Berkshire porkers could leave today, I had to put Dolores in with Gus to make it easier to load the trailer. The only problem was that a thaw, followed by rain, some days ago had washed a slurry of mud over the bottom of the gate. When the temperatures fell […]

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Farewell Dolores

We farewelled one of our herd’s foundation Berkshire sows today. Dolores, to the right, left to go to a farm at Strathdon, leaving us with two Mermaid sows and two Suzannes. Dolores was definitely a character, but I can’t say I’ll miss her in the way I would her siblings Dolores and Delilah. Gus, the […]

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