You will remember that the Pigs had their paddling pool confiscated because they mistook it for a toilet. I have experimented with all kind containers that I can fill with water for them to wallow in. Usually they just empty the water out and play on the concrete. Shoving the offending receptacle around with their snouts.
It was an instant hit! Just right. Pigs do not have active sweat glands so they do not really sweat, plus these domestic pigs have very little hair to help them cool down so heat stress is something we need to be very aware of. This is why they love to wallow. The concrete barn floor is a great coolant for them, they will clear a patch and lie on the cold floor. The barn is the coolest place on the property when it is hot. We live an old fashioned life with no air conditioning so the barn is even cooler than the house. But like Our John and his swimming pool, the pigs love to cool off in water.
Why I decided to make brownies on the hottest day so far this year is anybody’s guess. But I had the oven on for the bread, and as I have used the gas anyway, I hate to waste the heat by only cooking one thing. I came across this recipe at Chef Connies blog. It make 250 brownies. And I want to make a big batch to take to the old folks home for The Old Codgers last day. But it is best to practice a recipe first. So I halved the recipe and cooked up a storm. They are divine. Very chocolately. And not icky sweet!
Plus they will freeze well.
Good morning. This morning when I woke up, though intent on a wee Sunday sleep in, the farm sounded different. Which put me on the alert immediately. I could hear the sheep calling to each other but there was something not quite right. So I looked out and lo and behold there was a little flock of sheep milling about my work station. The cats were all sat up on the work bench looking askance at the bad behaviour. The night paddock gate was wide open behind them. I did grab the camera, but only let off one shot.
By then the whole farm was awake and expectant and so my day has started upside down.
Good morning. Your comments were wonderful yesterday, you are such stunning pen pals! We have had some fantastic discussions lately in the comments section. Isn’t life grand!
Now I had better warm Minty’s bottle and begin work for real. I need to get as much done as I can out there before it gets too hot. Summer has arrived in the Northern Hemisphere. Don’t you love it?!