I shifted Molly into the rat house and the moment she was gone the piglets turned into vandals tormenting the big birds. The danced and played unfettered behaving like little rascals. If they were little Victorian orphans they would be running through the streets knocking off hats, stomping in puddles and stealing fob chains with swinging shiny watches that they would toss to each other as they gamboled and laughed.
Of course by evening Molly had broken out of her field, gone into the barn through Sheila’s vacated pen, enlarged a hole in the back wall (that Sheila uses to stick her head through to see what is going on in the barn) then down the corridor, smashed through an outer door, hung out with the cows, digging holes for a while – with the barn door wide open behind her – then by the time I found her she was sleeping outside the piglets door. I closed the doors, then I let her back in with her babies. It was too late to do all those repairs. She promised to be quiet, then once in – threw herself onto the floor and called her piglets out for a feed. They were loud with exclamations of delight.
Poppy sighed big sighs and tried to ignore them.
We have repairs to do today.
The Little Piglet has discovered his food and grew while I watched yesterday – he is chowing down big time, which is really good and will be able to stay with his mates for a while longer. It is not in his best interests to be separated from his siblings and brought to the house, just to entertain me. I might advertise him through a different channel though as I think he will make a wonderful pet on some farm out there.
It looks like we have one calm day this week and it is today. Not warm – but not a howling gale – for a whole day. Joy.
We will all feel better about that. I hope you have a lovely day.
Wednesday 05/03 20% / 0 in
A mix of clouds and sun early followed by cloudy skies this afternoon. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 57F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday Night 05/03 100% / 0.67 in
Cloudy with periods of rain. Low 43F. Winds ENE at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall around a half an inch. Locally heavier rainfall possible.