This morning I have no words available at all. Maybe it is a Saturday thing. Working alone each day and this week being a busy one I never even had time for a grocery shop, I do find myself drifting further and further away from words.
I seem to be dealing more in pictures. I discovered my stock trailer had a flat tire and without thinking I took a picture of it and sent the picture to Our John. It was just information – no need for words.
I think a lot though. Here is Sheila. We do not often see her – down there in the back-field with Poppy.
She got very thin for a while this summer so I am feeding her a little more. She is looking better now. These temperatures are perfect for pigs so she is more active.
These little piglets have actually made a tunnel here. Through the bales. Not quite reaching the freedom of their winter pen on the other side. I discovered it last night. And made them a big high-walled landing area on the other side. So they will come out to safety if they continue in the night and don’t just burrow further and further under the drifts of straw that are waiting to be their winter bed. They are on an escape mission of their own – piglets!
Usually, the babies do not go far from their Mum in the dark though. Pigs have prey mentalities for all their size. Though pigs have been part of daily farm life a long long time. I read that pigs may have been domesticated as early as 10,000BC. In fact the earliest dinner bones at archaeological sites have been from the pig. That is long enough ago to make some interesting evolutionary changes both intentional and accidental.
What I find most interesting is how quickly the porcine species can revert to the wild and survive very successfully. I wonder whether humans will fare as well when thrown back to living wild without our carefully devised infrastructure of dependence. We must be wary of dependence. We must also be VERY wary of being MANIPULATED into digital dependence: by Aunty Google and Faceless Facebook. (Facebook owns many other apps you know – including Whatsapp and Instagram – both of which I use).
It is hard to stay free of it all though as it is so damned convenient. Damned probably being the operative word in that sentence.
But when wildfires flare or storms or floods or earthquake – on the biblical scale we have seen through the ages, and particularly lately, we must be ready to at least be able to THINK by ourselves and for ourselves. On our feet. Not with our fingers.
Well, I certainly found my words!!
I hope you have a lovely day.
Saturday 10/14 80% / 0.2 inThunderstorms likely this morning. Then the chance of scattered thunderstorms this afternoon. High 76F/24C. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
Saturday Night 10/1490% / 0.67 inShowers and thunderstorms likely. Low 52F/11C. Winds SW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Waning Crescent, 29% visibleam pm