Imagine coming back from your walk to find that a fat golden pig has not only been eating your dinner but gone to sleep IN it!pig-and-calves-009

A little Goldilocksy except for the bit where Goldilocks leaps up and runs home. I have always thought that Goldilocks was a terrible example for children.  Other than the breaking and entering and the vandalism, and obvious air of entitlement, the least she could have done was apologise as she ran off.  Did you know that the original version was about an old woman who broke into the home of three bachelor bears  – when they come back and discover her she leaps up and jumps out the window.  I find this story slightly more acceptable.  But still dubious.


This little vandal just sleeps the sleep of the just. And the little bears have to eat their breakfast around her sleeping body.


John’s worst nightmare is when he parks his truck and it is immediately swarmed with cats and birds being nosy.


Poppy has finished her treatments for lice. (The vet said this is not unusual for this time of year especially after such a dark damp winter). I will inspect her today, give her one last rub all over with the DE then bring her back home to prepare for farrowing (which won’t be for a while I hope – it is too cold yet). I will swap her for Molly who will go over to the West Barn to live with the boar for a while. Sheila has already been moved into her summer garden and very happy to be living alone again, thank you very much. She does not like other pigs touching her things. Sharing her body heat with Molly for the winter months was such a trial for her.

She is happy to wait the last few weeks of wintry weather by herself.

I hope you have a lovely day.

Love celi

WEATHER: Sunny and finally the wind is swinging around to the East. Lots of lovely sun today.

Saturday 03/10 0% / 0 in
Sunny to partly cloudy. High 43F/6C. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday Night 03/10 0% / 0 in
Cloudy skies this evening will become partly cloudy after midnight. Low 27F/-2C. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

6:12 am 5:54 pm

Last Quarter, 40% visible 1:49 am 11:41 am


28 Comments on “GOLDILOCKS

  1. ROFL – I knew it had to be Tima.
    I’m sure Sheila would be most upset if Goldilocks came to visit her – it’s a good job that cows have a gentle nature.

  2. I’ll be up your way for a week at the end of the month. Maybe I’ll squeeze in a visit.

  3. It is especially rude how said fat pig rolls over on her side completely blocking them from their dinner. Poor cows!

  4. OMG! That was a perfect way to start the day. That Tima, what a stitch. I agree about Goldilocks, most fairy tales have never appealed much to me.

  5. I agree wholeheartedly on the Goldilocks story. In fact I feel like most fairytales are dubious at best, terrifying at worst.
    I can relate to Sheila. I hope she enjoys her solitary state. If she accepts pats, give her a couple from me.
    The truck pictures is adorable. 🙂

  6. Timatanga Moana has No Shame. She is the most pigcentric creature… Look at that big pink belly, so fat that her little legs don’t even touch the ground. Miss Sheila is a goddess of calm, good manners and sleekness by comparison 😉

  7. Ha! That is one way to keep others from eating ‘your’ food…sleep on it. xx

  8. I often wonder how the animals get along, if if there are not frequent fracas between the species.

  9. That is such a great image. “dear, there’s a swine in our breakfast. guess we can eat around her.”

  10. “Swarmed with cats and birds”, would be a nightmare! Prints and poo everywhere! Ha ha! That’s going to have me laughing to myself all day long!

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