The bowling ball is one of the old toys – this ball has been played with by every group of piglets we have had. It does get cleaned every now and then as it gets a little worse for wear. Usually the piglets push it along with their snouts – it is always in a different place.
The Pipe is a multi faceted toy, fun to hide in and run through but sometimes a whole group of piglets will get up on it and roll it across their playpen. This does not usually last for long because within seconds another group is trying to roll it from the other direction and chaos will ensue.
Often I can see a little piglet (the big ones cannot fit) hiding in there, fast asleep.
Sheila is happy in her little field and often pauses to chat with her workers. Probably giving them instructions. She will stand for quite some time talking in her pig voice, looking them in the eye with her direct doglike gaze. She is always everyones favourite because of her gentle ways at dinner time. She never paces or snatches at bowls, or tries to knock people over and steal their buckets, (like someone we know in the next field – Miss Molly) always waiting until the bowl is correctly filled before putting her head in. And though she sometimes carries her bowls away to eat in private usually they are back by the gate at feeding time.
Everyone loves her. And she is looking forward to harvest time when the beans are carted away so she and the kunekune can get out for their walks again. The soy beans in the fields bordering our farm are very green still, so that will not be for a while yet.
This week looks like we will get a little sun (as well as the usual assortment of rain showers and storms) – the sun will be very welcome. These lower temperatures are lovely too.
I hope you have a lovely day