BP wants to come home. She doesn’t understand. It’s hard to leave her some days. Every evening, I go the mile down the road to Skip’s farm and feed BP and Glory Bee. Glory Bee is living large with her mommy and she doesn’t care if she EVER comes home, but BP….. She wants to come home. But she is like clockwork and if she goes into heat again, she will go into heat on Day 21. Today is Day 18. She was there for the a heat and we brought her home–and she wasn’t pregnant. When she went into heat again 21 days later, we took her back. And I’m going to leave her there until Day 25, which will take her well through two more heats. Combined with the first one, that’s three heat exposures. Of course, I hope she is NOT going to come into heat on Day 21. I hope she’s already pregnant. But I don’t know. The bull will tell me this weekend. If the bull is with her this weekend, I’ll know she came into heat. Hopefully, the third time will be a charm and she will get bred. Either way, she WILL come home on Day 25 and if she comes into heat again after that, we’ll take her back again. But 25 days in a row is as long as I can stand to leave her.
Glory Bee, enjoying an after-dinner squash treat. We’re at the time of year when we are collecting free castoffs from the farmers market. The pig and the cows are lovin’ it.
(They really have to work at breaking down the squash. It’s pretty funny.)