Kupa The Peacock has a Wee Lie Down

On a car. He has a thing about old cars.  So when a great weariness descends upon him…

.. he looks for a car with a nice flat boot (trunk) to lie upon. 

The tire was nicely placed to rest his wee headie and serve as a wind break.

I am training the pigs to come when they are called (eventually, with supervision and an electric fence, they will be allowed out into a field) so I closed some gates and let them out into the barn, repeatedly calling them back to their own pen for a treat. So they could practice coming back IN. They came every time. Though evidently an onion is not a treat!  They ran round and round like the hellions they are and every now and then would throw themselves into the straw for a roll about.  Then as though by secret command, they would both freeze, listen intently to some inner whisper, then off they would go again. A pig at full gallop is impressive. How they don’t trip in those heels I have no idea! 

Oh, and I asked the breeder about those ears and he clips the ears in place of tags. So each clip in their ear makes up some kind of code about age, breed and lineage,  stuff  like that. If pigs don’t have enough to do they will chew on each other so I can see a bright handy tag in an ear being a liability.

I watered the strawberries today and look what I found. 

Almost time to buy some rum! Strawberry Daiquiri time is approaching!

Good morning.  The days are moving along fast and the weeds are growing even faster. I pick three buckets of weeds a day for the hen house chickens and two buckets a day for the pigs so I guess it is time to get out there and start harvesting breakfast!

Have a lovely day.


61 Comments on “Kupa The Peacock has a Wee Lie Down

    • I will grab my driver and tell him to attach a trailer to the time machine, put the kettle on!! c

  1. Strawberry! Mmm. A taste of summer with cream. Your pigs are adorable and that peacock looks like he knows how to get the best out of life. Funny lil critters. 🙂

  2. The car trunk radiates the suns rays and is a warm place to rest. Smart Kupa learned that early on in his career of nap-taking.
    Aren’t animals clever? They, unlike humans, recognize when it’s time to chuck it all and take a break from their chores. (What exactly are Kupa’s chores?)

  3. It’s midday and I now want a strawberry Daiquiri – ours are still in the flowering stage. (the strawberrie not the Daiquiri ) …..

  4. Beautiful sunrise this morning so I grabbed my camera and actually did a morning post…which made me think of you, so I linked you in.

    Good morning 🙂

    • I popped over and your sunrise is indeed beautiful, in fact the view from your porch must have you sitting on the step with a cup of tea often! c

  5. Those ears really look quite decorative, but i kept thinking “ouch” when I looked at them. At least they don’t need nose rings!

  6. That strawberry sure is a welcome sight! If the strawberries are here, can Summer be far behing? I’m off to the farmers market and hope I can get there before for showers hit. Have a great day, Celi.

  7. I think our strawberries have decided to remain just flowers this year – we don’t see enough sun. Those piggy ears are rather fetching. They could start a fashion.
    Morning C,
    V x

  8. Now strawberry daquiris sound like a fabulous idea!!! Is that subliminal messaging taking hold??? 🙂

  9. That is one mischievious looking pig! I used to love watching our pigs run and chase each other making their excited ‘barking’ sound, dust flyinmg everywhere once they’d devoured all vegetation!

    • The Fort Knox cage was still in one of the pens and they ran around and around it for quite some time.. I spent way too much time leaning in the barn door watching them yesterday!! morning jess! c

  10. Would you look at that perfect strawberry!
    I knew there was logic behind the piggies ear clippings, thanks for finding out.
    Have a splendid day.
    🙂 Mandy

  11. And what a beautiful red strawberry it is, Celi. Here is my grandmother’s cocoa cake. Preheat oven to 350.There are no instructions (just amounts). I haven’t made it for quite a while. I’m guessing you sift, stir or whisk together the dry ingredients in a bowl: 1 and 1/2 cups flour, 1 cup sugar, 1 tsp soda, 1/2 tsp salt, 3 Tbsp cocoa. Make a well and pour in 6 Tbsp oil, 1 Tbsp vinegar, i Tbsp vanilla. The next instruction just says 1 cold cup of water, so I guess you throw that on, but I don’t know if you stir it in. Then you put the bowl in the oven and bake it for an hour. Good luck! It makes a moist cake. I’m surprised you don’t make your own hootch…

    • I look forward to making this one, i wonder whether it sticks to the sides of the bowl? I love how the old recipes had no methods.. everyone just knew!! Thank you so much, i will make it and let you know how it turns out! Maybe we can start a trend!! c

  12. Love, love, love your post about what the little piggies and Kupa the Peacock have been up to. Such silliness! What great energy you have on the farm! You and these lovely creatures are certainly therapeutic for not just the seniors you visit, but all of us who live vicariously through you. Hope you are having a lovely Mother’s Day weekend as well!

  13. Being beautiful and well preened all the time can be exhausting 🙂 Laura

  14. Isn’t Kupa just the king of being regal – he looks so content 🙂
    And that strawberry – never have I seen one so fresh and ripe – well done my friend 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  15. Your blog was highly recommended by my friend Sara, thecrazysheeplady over at Punkin’s Patch in Kentucky…so here I am. Live on a farm in Western New York and we are very interested in organic gardening and taking good care of our animals. I too, write everyday and have done so for over 4 years. Love the people I have met this way. We have good friends from NZ…their daughter came to Purdue to get her degree in Veterinary Medicine and is still in this country. They visit her often. I will be back!

    • I popped over to your site and wow, lovely horses in a gorgeous area, lovely pages, thank you for dropping in Lori and welcome! c

    • Welcome Annette and thank you so much for commenting.. I shall pop over and visit your site it sounds great, thank you. Have a wonderful evening!

  16. Wow, already the 1st strawberries? I’ve only seen the 1st blossom today, on our only strawberry plant (no idea where that came from, but we won’t complain).

  17. Kupa makes a nice ornament for the old car. It sounds like the roosters are keeping him quite busy.

  18. How is the pig ear-clipping done? Seems like it hurts plenty.

  19. Your pigs have so much personality! Actually, all your animals do – look at Kupa! I actually had one strawberry daiquiri too many last week and just seeing the photo of that gorgeous strawb has given me a wee headache.. 😉

  20. That strawberry looks delicious! We should get out and pick some this year. You can’t beat fresh strawberries. 🙂

  21. I love the photo of your pig! And your strawberry is lovely. That sure sounds like a lot of weeks. Your days must be so busy but rewarding. xx

  22. I remember learning somewhere that pigs are pretty high on the intelligence scale. Seems to me the claim was that they were in with the horses and bright dogs. So one doesn’t want bored pigs.

    Lo and behold, I just checked on the internet: at Animal Facts http://www.veganpeace.com/animal_facts/Pigs.htm “Pigs are very intelligent and learn quickly. They pick up tricks faster than dogs. Pigs rank #4 in animal intelligence behind chimpanzees, dolphins and elephants. Piglets learn their names by two to three weeks of age and respond when called.”

    In case you plan to host the Farm Animal Olympics, a pig can run a 7 minute mile. Keeping them in training would certainly curtail boredom, but your “To Do List” has no more room.

  23. Lots of life there on the farmy. I wonder what kind of silk purse could be made out of those frilly ears! Kupa must enjoy the warmth of the car boot. Strawberry picture won’t load – it’s a slow internet day today I guess, but I can imagine the delight.

    • I have the same trouble with many sites now, the pics are just not there, but my internet is very slow too.. Have a lovely mothering day! c

  24. Wonderful photos and thoughts for the day, Celi. I enjoy your Good Morning’s even as my day is about to close. You and Kupa definitely came to mind today! We were driving on a major street and passed a very noble peacock just walking along the median with great intention! It wasn’t far from the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanical Gardens (Arcadia, CA) and not altogether too unusual, but it was enough distance that being out on his own I had to wonder where he was going! If possible, I would have loved to have taken a picture. You and Kupa leaped to my mind! 🙂 I don’t think Mother’s Day is particularly set apart in May in NZ, but you’re a two-continent Mama, so I hope it is a lovely day, Celi. And for all your animal mamas, too! Debra

  25. Goodmorning! When I die, I want to be reincarnated as one of your farm animals and live the good life. Long rests, great food and good care. LOL I am also loving that strawberry picture and I do see a picture of strawberry daiquiris in the near future..

  26. I think Kupa has the good sense to find something warm under the sun to toast on.. and there is a little color coordination going on there as well:)

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