Posted on April 3, 2014
by Cecilia Mary Gunther
Sheila and Poppy.
Marcel and the Big Bobby.
Queenie and the Little Bobby.Tima.
Nothing like a sleeping baby. Good morning. I hope you all have a lovely day.
Category: Farming, homesteading, Humour, Life, PhotographyTags: animals, baby farm animals, farm animals, kunekune, lambs and calves
Your posts are always a bowl of pure & fresh air!
A wonderful day to you too 🙂
So beautiful, I will re look at these pictures many times today.
Precious animals – lovely!
Have a beautiful day C.
🙂 Mandy xo
Tima is absolutely beautiful. I didn’t know her breed existed– how big will she get?
The kunekune can get very fat, way too fat, so their diet has to be as close to what she would eat in the wild as possible… greens, they are grazers and foragers. If this is strictly adhered to then they should not grow much more than 200 pounds and are about the size of a big Fat dog… c
Wow- that’s crazy. So she’s a little piggy. Will you breed her?
Kunekunes aren’t omnivores like other pigs? I suppose that’s what keeps them so small, yes?
They are grazers, they eat grass in a field or greens in the bush, but they should never be fed grain or meat. They just turn it to lard.. but they are a very small breed also.. and quite chubby regardless.. c
yes, that is the plan, I will breed her and sell her piglets to people who would like a most affectionate and unusual pet. c
She is most certainly adorable. Good luck.
OMG! A house hog. I also read that because of their short snouts they to not root up the ground but rather, graze grass.
yes that is right emily g .. they are grazers.. perfect orchard pigs.. c
Nothing like farmy babies to start your morning! Tima is just tooooo adorable! I just want to hug her. Morning miss c…..t
Companionship brings comfort this morning. Tima looks content as well. Boo must be eating breakfast. 🙂 Happy day!
What a lovely little farm family.
Try not to get too wet today.
do you just have to stop and pinch yourself sometime? i could just stare at them all day!
Such a happy post!
How’s the milking going? I just love all the babies.
The milking is going very well. Daisy is being very well behaved. about 70 pounds of milk a day. however I did find traces of mastitis in the milk this morning. So I am taking her back to three times a day until that clears again, she might have a short season.. we will see.. c
I love Marcel’s smile! What a very content looking group of babies!
Thank you and you too have a lovely day.
I can’t wait to see the latest pictures every morning and today was no exception. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Marcel. My husband agrees he is adorable. Every morning when I lie in bed with my laptop checking posts I nudge him to show him Marcel and Marmalade (my two top fabs) and Bobby, and Sheila and Queenie and Boo and all the rest and he grins and agrees that it is pretty darn wonderful. Today he asked me if I wanted a little farm of my own. 🙂
Hope you said Yes, Absolutely! .. c
All prize winning pictures today. I hope things are running smoothly for you!
Ahhhh. So nice to start the work day with a cute overdose, thank you! Interesting to me how Marcel favors Hairy McLairy’s coloring rather than Mama’s clan. Seems like all the girls have had the dark muzzle and ear characteristics. Is this predictable?
There are no words for how dear they all are. You’ve got a total nursery on your hands.
aaww me anipals are so beautiful! XOXO – Bacon
This must be what’s known as the calm before the storm. How peaceful it all is. Amazing how they’ve all paired up like this, Celi. It looks like we’ll be dodging raindrops all day. I don’t mind it one bit. This time of year, it could easily be the “S” word and I do not want to see that again until Christmas Eve. Let it rain, let it rain, let it rain. 🙂
Coming down in buckets here, we had quite the wild squall after the milking and I had to stay in the barn for a bit, the winds are gusting very high, but this warm rain should bring up my grass! wonderful.. c
Yes, I just saw the weather and you guys are getting pelted. C’mon green!
It is working, it is greener already! amazing.. c
Its a pity they have to grow up, isn’t it? I appreciate also that things dont just happen on their own. You invest a lot into your animals and these pictures show the results. Well done, Celi. Joy
There’s nothing like a good dose of cuteness to start the day!
Queenie and her Bobby look as though they’ve had a perm. I am drooling over every one of these photos.
Life is so wonderful when it is full of happy contented farmy babies…I love it… Good Morning Miss C
I dreamt I had a litty piggie of my own last night – I thinkn it was wishful thinking! How adroable they all look. Hope you’re getting some rest too 🙂 PS. Have been using your wonderful soaps – my hands are having a blissful rest from building work and look almost respectable again!
excellent, sing out if you need more. Won’t be long and I will be cooking up another batch.. c
Sweetness and cuteness.
That shot of Tima made me say “Squee!” Adorable!
Seeing Shelia and Poppy together just warms my heart! Lovely…just lovely.
There is so much cuteness here. It’s wonderful. 🙂
Impossible to choose a favorite photo… the last one almost killed me with excessive cuteness…. what a sweet sleeping baby!
Unique pictures. You got that really tough one of Big Bobby and Marcel. And to see Sheila and Poppy together warms the soul. Reminds me of that wondrous series ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL. One mother sheep’s lamb died but she was fooled into feeding a lamb whose mum rejected him by covering him in her dead lamb’s coat.
Oh I wish little TIma would stay tiny forever–Marcel too. And The Bobbies.
I love that shot of Sheila and Poppy too, it looks like Poppy is lying next to a whale! c
A good spot out of drafts and cold tucked up behind that big…..well, behind! All heartwarming today. I’m sure it wasn’t a hardship to have to stay in the barn longer until the rain squall passed 🙂 have a lovely day.
Sheila was probably a little lonely for one of her own kind.. (even though are her mom). Nanny Sheila.
Marcel does look as though he belongs in the Muppets:)
Awww, love them all … give everybody a kiss on the nose from me xxxx , don’t forget the doggies and kitties 🙂 Laura
I can’t help but think how much nicer our world would be if we could all get along as well as your barnyard creatures do. I LOVE seeing these photos and hearing how all all getting by.
Now, if only spring could get a foot hold.
I know, I LONG for a little warmth and am wondering if we are going to get a wet cold summer!.. c
Tima is a particularly adorable little oink.
I’m in Germany right now and your adorable pictures are the last thing I see before I go to sleep.
Are you still there? Is it cold? or has spring come.. c
My mom is 91and I’m taking care of her. She is a strong farm woman. It is spring here in northern Germany. The trees are blooming and we have short sleeve sunny weather. When I was here last year it snowed the entire month of April. Last night my brother ‘s sheep got out of the pen and we chased them throughout the village.
Such gorgeous young ones! wishing you warmth.
Words fail me… Poppy, Marcel, Tima… oh oh oh… adorable doesn’t doesn’t even begin to describe them all, including the solemn bobbies and big shelia of course… the only one missing – dear Boo… hope spring gets sprung for you very soon….
Beautiful pictures of “the gang” to wake up to this bright, sunny morning…..seeing all of your animals fills my heart with joy, thank you Celi!
Just precious! There really is nothing like a sleeping baby!
‘If we could talk to the animals, learn their languages,
Think of all the things we could discuss,
If we could walk with the animals, talk with the animals,
Grunt and squeak and squawk with the animals,
And they would squeak and squawk and speak and talk to us’
Ans Celi will say – ‘But we do’ 😀 !!
Who could not have a lovely day after seeing that? They’ve all found friends. Ahhhhhhh 🙂
“All is calm, all is bright.” In April.
so precious, just gorgeous animals all so well cared for. Sheila and POPPY!!!!! Crying over here!
Marcel needs his own talk show.
Your farm is filled with cuteness these days…adorable.
That is an ADORABLE lil piggy!
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