Gwen

Gwen already seems so much better.  She’s actually acting a little bit rowdy this afternoon.  I gave her a second dose of the Jump Start and I do think that’s made the difference.  That and getting her off the candied food crap.  She’s up and moving around more.  Her production was up a little bit this morning.

The store where we were getting the candied food called me a little while ago letting me know that the order would be in the store in about 30 minutes.  I thanked him for letting me know, but we won’t be going down there to buy any.  She ate a mixture of alfalfa pellets and oats this morning and seemed happy with that.  I’ll give her one more dose of Jump Start tomorrow and I think if I keep her off the crap food she should continue to do well.

I have been making so many mistakes in feeding the animals here.  I think this is the first time I’ve killed any.  Rabbits, it seems, are quite fragile.

I need to get to bed early because I have to leave to go to the Charlotte Farmers Market at quarter of six tomorrow morning.  That means I need to get up at 4:00 to get my chores done.  Wally is off so he can do the bulk of them later in the morning when it’s light.  I’m going to milk Gwen at about 5 tonight.  It would not be a bad idea if I could get her on a 5 and 5 schedule.  Lately it’s been more of a 7 and 7.  Now that I’m a stay-at-home-worker, I need to get more disciplined.

If you are reading this, please visit and “like” Rock House Farm on Facebook.  If you are in Charlotte, please visit us at the Farmers Market.  The meat prices are remarkably reasonable for what you are getting.  I can’t wait to go back up there and get photographs of the pigs.  I’ve never, ever seen pigs so happy in their environment.  To keep any animal, especially one as intelligent as a pig, in a confined-factory-farm environment is criminal.

Until later …