The students are all back and wrapping up warm (most of them!) and we are all working hard. There's lots to do with the animals. We had the sheep scanner coming last week, so we had to bring all the ewes and Gerrhalt (the magnificent ram we borrowed) back to the farm. They are so good and all came running up to the gate when we called them and we all walked them back across the fields to the farm. They have been up at the farm for a week, and a very successful scanning - 9 sets of twins, 6 singles and two sadly 'barren'....but one is an old ewe anyway. We walked them back to the bank on wednesday - they were thrilled to be back in their favourite field again.
Sandy our favourite sow has been off on holiday for a couple of weeks - she has gone visiting another boar, as sadly our boar, Perry, has had a sore foot, and so was unable to get married this time. She has been having a wonderful time, and we are due to pick her up again tomorrow!
The other pigs are all looking great, and we hope to sell at least two of the 6 month old gilts on shortly.