Wai Wai has become the bed-maker extraordinaire. In amongst the straw in the sunroom of the barn are a collection of blankets and old jackets for added warmth. Each afternoon Wai digs through and collects these items and drags them to his corner. Somehow he manages to arrange everything so that he can burrow under the big pink blanket and sleep. Clever pig.
His bed is always the biggest and the highest. But like every ruler of every rich kingdom he has to defend it from rabble like Tima who is the laziest pig in the world – in fact she is more cuckoo than pig when it comes to beds. So when Tima and Tane stumble in late to bed, Wai will lie in his bed almost totally covered in his carefully arranged blankets and straw and proceed to growl like a particularly large bad tempered hay mound to warn off any looters.
It really is kind of amusing.
This is why Wai starts his bedmaking early in the evening. So he can guard his bed by sleeping in it. He is a bit like Sheila in this respect. Sheila spends a lot of her afternoon bedmaking too.
Ducks need no beds and will nap anywhere there is something to gather about. They gave me a fright yesterday morning by shifting their egg-laying premises to another part of the barn. Dropping a few eggs along the way like Hansel’s breadcrumbs so the nests were not too hard to find. I hope they keep their mobile egg factory inside the barn though!
At least ten eggs are always in two nests ( carefully covered in loose straw) the rest scattered about. I can collect anything from fifteen to eighteen eggs each morning. All laid before dawn. Ducks are so convenient.
When I came in from work yesterday evening to begin work on dinner Jude popped out of his house and began to behave like a real piglet. Climbing into all the low shelves and playing with bowls and pots ( eventually going to sleep in the wooly hat basket – which was full of dog toys that do not belong in the wooly hat basket).
I was feeling more and more optimistic for him as yesterday wore through the night.
This morning he was found playing with a discarded pillow beside the bed waiting for me to get up. He is improving. Thanks Gods.
More Airbnb guests coming today ( the last for a few weeks I think I need to check my diary) so I had better get to work. Beds and bread to make. As well as everything else.
I hope you have a lovely day.
WEATHER: Warmer, maybe even some more rain.