I've just found out that EdgeVeg (our veg box scheme) was in Cotswold Life Feb edition - which is absolutely fantastic and amazing - only, I realised it on the day the March edition came out! Such a me thing to do. I brought the Feb edition in expectation last month and thought I'd gone through it with a fine toothcomb but obviously not! Hey, ho. At least we were in it which is so fabulous! One of my 'Things to Achieve in 2013' was to get into Cotswold Life Mag. Ideally, I challenged myself to get my photo in the Society pages, which would be an amazing feat considering the only place we go out to is Dinneywicks, the local boozer! Maybe I should continue my quest and not consider it done when the article in question has no photos at all but rather try and get a photo of some description in before the year is out! Another thing I would love to achieve is to, at very least, be nominated for the Cotswold Food and Drink Awards. It would be great to be part of the Cotswold food scene proper. If you feel like nominating I would be very grateful in either Park Mill Farm capacity or EdgeVeg. I reckon we'd fit into Best Local Supplier/Producer or (very grandly) 2013 Cotswold Food Hero!! How great would that be - to be a Hero! I am obviously managing my expectations on both categories (especially the Hero one!!) but, you know, nothing ventured and all that!!
The eggs in the incubator are doing well and are due to hatch this time next week. It's from here on in that I have to stop myself poking and fiddling and let nature take its course with the eggs. Especially when they start to 'pip' which is when you can hear the little chick starting to tap on the shell to get it to break. I always want to break open the shell for it so that it doesn't have to do the hard work but I'm sure that's not the done thing so instead I hop from one foot to the other in anticipation and stare at the incubator continuously and to the detrement of doing anything else.
Nelly and Walter have been getting on well. We'd only had Walter for couple of days when my husband caught the following shot on his iPhone. I have to say, I do question the merits of taking a photo of pigs 'doing it' and because the quality of the photo isn't great just further serves to mark the picture as a little seedy!! I've just looked at the photo again - it makes me chuckle.... in fact, it makes me convulse into histerics! I don't know why - I think... oh, I don't know. Very funny though.
However, it's great to have proof and as long as all went well we can expect piglets at the beginning of June which is very exciting.
Other than that, life is good. Spring is around the corner, the bulbs are shooting out the ground, pigs are happy, chickens are happy, ducks are happy and, despite being skint, we're happy - but you know what.... money doesn't buy you happiness!
By the way, sorry about chancing your arm - you had a 50% chance of it being good... you win some, you loose some.