I spent most of yesterday working on the children’s book. The one where Daisy and Poppy and Kupa and Sheila and Marmalade and TonTon all go to Milan and crash a fashion show, and Poppy overcomes her fear of flying. Charlotte the wonderful illustrator and the brains behind this venture is waiting patiently for me to get my own brain into gear and finish the words. And after slogging at it for days all of a sudden it happened yesterday. And the whole concept fell into place. Suddenly the monster took form and I was writing like crazy to keep up. The thing with a childrens book is you, kind o,f have to write it (or rewrite it or edit it ) all of a piece. All at once. It will be read all at once after all so it needs to be written as a whole. Still work to do but I think we are on the way.
In between the writing I was endlessly watching Tima and Tane. Smitten. Even last night I was jogging back and forth with the only torch I could find that had actual light (where did they all go over the summer!?) just watching them sleep cuddled up together back to back, tucked into the warm straw – in the barn sunroom. It was forecast to rain last night so they had to come into the barn. But so far Tane has shown no interest in escaping – I am sure it will come. But so far he is sticking fairly close to Tima and I.Even as wel walked from field to field he just followed along. I am endlessly impressed by the speed at which these pigs learn, and their deep seated affection for people. They really do like to be with people.
I have always thought they would be the ideal pet for the elderly. And incredibly cheap to run as they can live on pasture in a big back yard or orchard.
You can see Marcel’s head here. He is still fixated on Boo. Who is fixated on boiled pumpkin.
Without any big cows on the property things are very quiet.
I hope you all have a lovely day.
Love your friend on the farm