This morning I awoke to strong LOUD thunderstorms, pouring rain and strobe lightening that flashes on and on and a severe weather warning beeping on the phone. I merely note the severe weather warnings. They send them out for the most ordinary of weathers. It’s a thunderstorm. Not an extraordinary event. If I did not have a smart phone and wifi connection I would not even be getting these hyper-ventilated warnings at all. And I would not be alarmed.
I hear the weather, I note the wind direction, I memory cycle through all the animals and all their doors in my head, if everything is in order I go back to sleep. No, I am not taking shelter away from windows. I am going to sleep.
Anyway it may be pouring rain with thunder and lightening right now but yesterday was superb.
And when the sun comes out the pigs down tools, lie down and simply sleep in the sun.
Flat out and fast asleep.
You know how Boo sleeps on his back with his legs in the air?
Well, I have a little pig who sleeps like this too. The first time she did this I hurried over thinking she was cast like a sheep or stuck with her head under the fence.
But she leapt up, looking about to see where the problem was – it really is very hard to sneak up on a pig. So when she laid back down and rolled onto her back again I took a photo for you instead.
Txiki has been sent, in disgrace, to stay with the steers. Yesterday I found her suckling on her mothers (Alex’s) teats. This is naughty and really not good for Alex’s udder either. If Alex is pregnant and developing an udder for her next calf we do not want that process interfered with.
She is such a good looking wee heifer. She is almost one year old and a very sturdy well developed animal so in a couple of months she will be going to the bull herself.
I hope you have a lovely day.