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I shan’t apologise for the lack of entries – other things have been on our mind in recent days. But Benjamin is sleeping just now, which gives a few minutes for some blogging. He’s already been doing a bit of physics – studying the continuity equation. That is, the change in mass equals the mass flow in minus the mass flow out. Our midwife measured how much he’d taken from the breast at a feed simply by weighing him beforehand, and weighing him afterwards. Simple as that. Straightforward continuity equation stuff.  The answer, unfortunately, is not enough, which means he’s going to be harder work than many babies.

So 3am? In the last few days, it’s cold, dark, quiet (at least outside) and foggy. A winter anticyclone can really send the temperatures plunging. Having to go out in the morning to make sure the chickens have some water that isn’t ice is a bit of a chore, but it’s one that needs doing as well.