So here is Sheila who was caught on camera with her eyes closed – doesn’t this happen to all of us once in a while.
Once again yesterdays Lounge of Comments was bubbling with information and interesting facts. I am always fascinated by the endless battle for balance, that we are a part of, between the wild animals and our domestic animals. We have a contract with the animals under our care to protect them, but we also have a contract with our land and our wildlife and Our Mother’s Nature, to allow it to exist to help nature heal. It is a difficult balance, maybe an impossible one – certainly an ancient one. But we must be wide awake to the repercussions of our actions.
Poppy’s Nine continue to do well though they are in their inquisitive yet brainless stage getting stuck in places no piglets have ever found to stick before and I literally had to pull three piglets out of the bottom level of the hog panel, they had got their heads and front feet through, this is where the bars are closer, (specifically to keep piglets IN) and they were screaming their heads off, with Poppy barking and shouting millimeters from my hands as I tried to dislodge them – a bit like pulling a fish hook out the wrong way by the way with the added tension of a pigs hot breath on my neck – not to mention her long smelly teeth. I got the piglets out and Poppy immediately took them to the other side of the area for their dinner. Barking and remonstrating them the whole way. I moved as quickly as I could away from her space.
Can we look at this wee piglet again.
Poppy is getting frustrated being locked out of the field. Today I will open the gate to the pigs garden and see if that helps, but you know what she is like, she will be rattling the gates. Poppy is a great mother but she gets stir crazy. So while she paces the garden I will be busy tomorrow putting up the electric fence so she can get out onto the grass. I keep telling her the cold is coming! But the electric fence will keep her close to home and wherever she is her babies will follow.
I do love the Lounge of Comments. Sometimes when things are busy I do not get to answer all your comments but I read them all and Love them. Thank you so much for coming on into the Lounge of Comments and adding to our conversation.
I hope you have a lovely day