Tomorrow is pig butchering day. He has gotten out of his pen twice this week. He is just too big to keep in now. It is past time for him to go. I know my brother is coming to help us out anyway. It is going to be quite a job this time as this pig is so much bigger and I believe it is supposed to be hot and sunny instead of overcast and raining like last time. The high is supposed to be 90 F with 75% humidity. ( Today the weather says it is only 85 F but I think they lie as it is terribly hot out there. )
I, of course, am sick--my throat, hoarse, will likely lose my voice like usual but I do have some antibiotics to take (that I bought online). I do well for quite a while, then I get tired, dizzy and just not feeling good. I also took some sinus medicine which seems to be helping a bit. I'll live, I'm sure.
This morning we went shopping (no pig feed to buy! Yeah!) and I did get a nice sage plant at the flea market. The sage plants I started here in the back yard only grew a couple of inches. The one I got at the flea market is nice and big and only cost me $1.50. I will plant it down in the garden where it will get more sun than it would in the back yard.
Got home and fed the animals. I had the mama duck and her baby penned in the duck house after she lost the first duckling. I felt that the duckling was a good enough size now that it would be ok, so I let her and the duckling go into the pen. Then I wondered if I could put the other 4 ducklings that I hatched in with her. Their pen was getting to small and messy for them. The mama duck seems not to mind them in the pen with her and her duckling. She is not exactly adopting them but she isn't attacking them either which is good enough for me. I'm am pleased that they all have so much more room now and that the ducklings I hatched will now have an adult duck to learn from. I think it makes a difference.
Took a rest and just now got down to the garden. I picked some beans and more peppers. I had hoped to see some little cucumbers starting. There is a whole lot of blossoms on the plant but none of them seem to be the female blossoms that will make the cucumbers.
I have had some of the lettuce start to sprout in the hanging baskets but for some reason every time it rains they seem to die off again. I really don't know why this is. I did use bagged soil.
There really isn't anything else to tell you all. Sorry no pictures today. I just don't feel like going through the whole process of putting pictures on here. I will try to get some good pictures of the butchering tomorrow.