Gratuitous piglet pictures I mean. Just once more with the piglet pictures then we really need to get back to work. I know we have had one of the warmest Octobers on record and I am so grateful, but winter will come. And I have to be ready. However for today here are Poppy’s Nine.
Poor Poppy overturned her water barrel yesterday and then lay her udder into the cold puddle. Poor darling. She had the door open all day, and I think that was our last very warm day. I am glad she made the most of it.
I don’t mean to neglect the great bunch of louts out in the back field. And I think this is the one whose name is Not Elfie (below). I have such trouble getting images of the Tweens as Kim calls them. Molly’s and Tahiti’s Bunch. They are quite the rabble. Just stepping into their field is a disaster – they are immediately on my feet. Wild and loud and trying to trip me up to get to the buckets. They are such – well – pigs!
This wee pig was on the verge of rushing out of her house – I was lucky to get that shot.
The coyotes were endlessly calling last night – displaced by the harvest they are exposed and howling- the dogs were kept very busy making sure they stayed on their side of the line. In fact the dogs have elected to sleep outside for most of the nights now, to watch for stragglers.
We walk the boundaries in the mornings and evenings, so my dogs can mark all the posts – I don’t know if it makes such a difference but it is what we do and so far my little farm has had no trouble from the wild dogs. Though I do make sure not to Give them a dinner – all the little ones are kept close to home. And you never know – there is always the rogue factor. But all in all we have been lucky with our coyotes.
I hope you have a lovely day
ps.If you are one of my Instagram family, yesterday I posted a beautiful piglet picture over there – I love it. My instagram handle is cecilia_thekitchensgarden. (or something like that I keep forgetting). c