We are finally starting to see the fruits of Mark’s labor in the garden. We’ve been happily munching (and selling) spinach, salad mix, arugula and new potatoes. He also just pulled up some purple topped turnips and they are beautiful! We are greedily eating all the strawberries ourselves.
The piglets continue to grow like gang busters. At about 3 ½ weeks old they are now mimicking their Mama’s and starting it eat solids. Mark and I watched Rosie’s piglets follow her around, whining and grumbling until she reluctantly lay down to nurse. Just like a pack of hungry and demanding toddlers.
I finally put my foot down that Petunia stunk enough to be booted out of the house and out to the barn. She is doing great in her private stall with her purple ball to play with and room to roam. It’s also a great way to start getting her acclimated to outdoors with its smells and sounds. Especially Betty and her brood in the neighboring stall. The piglets are already digging a hole so that they can touch noses with Petunia.
Lastly, the Narragansett turkeys are now the size a banty chicken. I e-mailed our standing list of Thanksgiving Day turkey customers and about half are already sold in about 3 days!