YESTERDAY I moved the calves slowly through the corridor paddock and into Pat’s Paddock. I just opened gates and let them wander at their own pace as the little pigs Tima, Tane and WaiWai live in the corridor paddock and I did not want any clashes – calves have sharp hooves. There were no clashes, both sets of animals pretty much ignored each other. Until I came back around a corner after working on a fence to find one of the calves, the bigger Bobby, licking Wai’s back. Vigorously. Wai was stood perfectly still accepting this grooming like a little fat king on four short bandy legs. This kind of homage was his due evidently.
It must be the zinc I put on Wai’s pink new skin areas. I still apply it every few days to help the hide grow stronger and keep off the sun. Maybe the calf is short of zinc. Maybe he thought WaiWai was a mineral block. His own personal walking mineral block.
Though I have never known a pig who lets a cow kick him all over. Wai is a most unusual wee piggy.
As usual Wai went to bed early. Feeling clean and relaxed I am sure.
I will reapply his cream today.
I hope you have a lovely day.
WEATHER: Cooler and overcast – good gardening weather.
Friday 05/11 20% / 0 in
Mainly cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 77F. Winds ESE at 10 to 20 mph.
Friday Night 05/11 20% / 0 in
Mostly cloudy skies this evening will become partly cloudy after midnight. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low 51F. E winds shifting to WSW at 10 to 20 mph.
5:39 AM 7:59 PM
Waning Crescent, 19% visible 3:50 AM 3:49 PM