Since I have been back at work, I have been struggling to keep up with the blog. This week I have finally started to feel on top of things. Hopefully I will get my blog on again now that things are calming down.
+ Country Boy took the one of the pigs to the abattoirs on Monday. It is hard to believe how fast they grow. Our sow is due to have piglets in a few weeks, so we needed to get rid of one. The butcher in town is going to cut up the meat for us, and we will pick it up sometime this week. Looking forward to lots of pork over the winter.
Incidentally, I have learnt that it is very hard to tell whether a pig is pregnant or not. You need to look at their teats which get bigger in the last few weeks of pregnancy – not unlike humans. You are most welcome for that tip!
+ If you follow me on instagram, you would have seen Tuesday nights’ cucumber haul. That’s 93 cucumbers in all. Country Boy took them down to the post office on Wednesday morning (our post office is only open for an hour, three days per week) so the whole village has plenty of cucumbers.
+ It is no secret that I love The West Wing – it’s my all time favourite show. During the week this article popped up in my facebook feed (scary how much fb knows about you!) naming the 10 best episodes. I kind of thought that they are all brilliant, and that choosing a favourite episode would be like having a favourite child! A friend pointed out that I named our son Toby, but I promise you that he was NOT named after the character – other wise he would have been Toby Joshua Samuel Josiah Claudia-Jean or something similar! Anyway, after much consideration, here is my absolute favourite scene from the West Wing…