Schools were closed for three days this week. According to the boys, this was because ‘it’s a holiday’.
I agreed: they were home to give me a holiday, especially with my fractured wrist enforcing ‘loafing’ upon me.
I sent the boys out to scrub the farrowing pen, make beds for the sow and piglets, freshen the hen’s nest boxes, and do a few other things.
They claimed it was hard work but I’m sure I heard songs and saw smiles. As well as some unsanctioned loafing.
Eventually, I let the boys come in to make me hot chocolate and pancakes with honey. They promptly helped themselves.
They’re lucky school’s back tomorrow.
- The job will be done (stoneheadcroft.com)
- Delivering Piglets (northfieldfarm.com)
- Cleaning nest boxes (compostbins.blogspot.com)