My friend came yesterday and we spent two hours trimming Tima’s (the kunekune sow’s) hooves. Most of this time was spent gently talking her into laying down so we could get to her curly feet. She has one deformed hoof which makes this job difficult. We trimmed a little bit at a time, making sure not to trim too close. She walked away happily. A job well done.
Tane )the kunekune boar) is not doing so well – the cold yesterday seemed to have hit his other hip and he was not walking on either of his back legs, using them to pivot but he was in pain yesterday. He has always had one bad hip but now both are awkward. He will have to go off to the vet again but I am afraid of what they will say. So far he has done well with the warm weather and the odd aspirin. The winters here will not be good for a boy with arthritic hips already. Somehow I had not realised how bad his hips have become.
Above is Lady Astor’s Bobby with his budding horns.
The piglets are growing madly and still their buyer has not turned up. Hopefully soon. We have a few weeks of warmth ahead so there is time. And while we wait they are hard at work clearing the thistles from this field.
Pigs love acorns.
Poppy spent most of the day out in the fields again.
I hope you have a lovely day.