Mama Mia!

Every time I check on the pigs I say, “Mama Mia!  That’s a lot of mouths to feed.”

Good job, Bernice.  13 babies still alive.

There are 13 in there, all jumbled up.



Easter weekend was busy.  Full of work on Saturday, food preparation, family, dinners, dish-washing, fun, conversation and laughter.  Yesterday I made a quiet retreat to the timber.  The mushrooms must have heard me coming and hid.  I found something beautiful, that I would like to add to my landscaping.  I knew I could never budge it from it’s creek bed and lug it up the hill.IMG_1095


"Office" view.

“Office” view.

Green – glorious green has appeared.  I mowed for the first time yesterday.


I have also finished digging up the old sidewalk that had no purpose and hauled the concrete chunks into a “we might need them for something” pile.  With the way my upper back/neck/shoulder have been hurting, I won’t be doing any more of that.

Yet, there is still dirt to haul in the bare spots and grass seed to sow.

Me and my bright ideas….











I hope you have a good day.

About Marla Rose

This blog documents our farm life in central Illinois with photographs, experiences, and a dash of cooking. Pour a cup of coffee and enjoy sharing part of our lives!
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16 Responses to Mama Mia!

  1. debweeks says:

    The little piggies are showing signs of fattening up. Momma must be feeding them some good stuff!!

    I love the green. Not that I didn’t enjoy the snow, but it lasted much too long for me this year. I’m much happier to have the green stay around longer.

    Sore muscles seems to be going around. We are working on a landscaping project and I’ve been hauling bags of mulch, digging and moving dirt, laying pavers, planting trees and shrubs. Somehow, the sore muscles bring about a great deal of satisfaction as we begin to see the fruits of our labor unfold.

  2. cecilia says:

    You MOWED! Oh my goodness, i had better get out there and get busy! Yay Piglets.. When do they come out of their farrowing crate? Though it is going to get cold again soon, I bet they will need their light for a while.. c

  3. Nothing like a peaceful walk in the woods!

  4. says:

    I don’t much like pigs but the babies are so cute. Pig Farmer must be beside himself.

  5. They are growing fast! Love your office view!!

  6. Your pictures are so bright and focused. The antics of your animals are also priceless. Keep up the beautiful work!

  7. pattisj says:

    I had no idea a sow could feed that many piglets. Love the green, and the peacefulness.

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