My local store gives me all their left over out of date vegetables. Also they make fruit and vegetable platters for parties so at this time of year they have lots of left over watermelon and melon rinds. The pigs LOVE watermelon.
While molly was distracted with her pile of potatoes, tomatoes and melon rinds I gave the babies a watermelon rind to play with.
They chewed on it and pulled their mouths into wide grimaces as they experienced the new taste then went back for more.
Soon the watermelon was totally covered with jostling piglets like ants on a puddle of honey.
Except for Number Eight of course. There is always one who is elsewhere. She is right here with mama.
Nosing through Mum’s leftovers.
I have awoken again to rain. It is 6am. and dark. When did the sun rise so late? The dogs – all three of them as I have my mother-in-law’s dog too – are curled up pretend sleeping by the open bedroom door, waiting for me to open the screen door so they can wander outside for their morning constitutionals but I can smell a skunk slowly making her way back to her hidey hole so no one is going out until it is full light.
There is a morning bird that sounds just like a piglet in trouble. Such a scream. It gets me every time.
OK. Lots to do today but at a gentler pace than yesterday I hope.
I hope you have a lovely day.
WEATHER: Wet and a little cooler and 56F overnight. Much cooler. Nice. I might have to get a blanket out. I have cotton ones. I miss woolen blankets. I gave all my good family inherited heavy woolen blankets to my kids when I left New Zealand. I love the weight of a blanket and you can layer them on and off. And they last for generations. And you never get sweaty under wool. I am going to look on ebay. You never know.
Friday 09/07 50% / 0.75 in
Considerable cloudiness with occasional rain showers. High 71F. Winds NE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Friday Night 09/07 70% / 0.2 in
Light rain early…then remaining cloudy with showers overnight. Low 56F. Winds NE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70%.
6:25 AM 7:15 PM
Waning Crescent, 7% visible 3:39 AM 6:15 P