A familiar and unsettling restlessness is creating a sinking feeling in me. I don’t even know where to take this sentence. So I will just leave it there. I work with my animals all day but the string on my balloon is dragging.
Anyway we brought in a bale of corn stalks for the pigs and one for the cows. After the pigs got used to the sound they proceeded to have a lovely time. I spent about an hour spreading it around the barn but it was like shifting sand with a fork.
However as the cold comes this is a fantastic beginning to a good deep warm litter on top of the concrete floor of the barn.
Wai Wai stood for a long time yesterday as I worked on the scarring on his back. All these whiter areas are hard and cold to the touch. On cloudy days I work his creams into the skin trying to alleviate the cracking. But the vet, who calls Wai – Wonder Pig – said the burn sites were so deep the skin will never be right. He has healed way past either of our expectations anyway.
Though these pictures only show you one side it is enough to show how much of his body was set on fire by unknown persons.
He is well though and happy in his grumpy way, as long as he gets his way!
I loaded Molly up and took her to the other side. She has the barn and Manu has to wait in the field for a few weeks. Manu was a bit confused about being offered new sleeping areas. He followed me from the crib with a corner filled with old hay to the tin house stuffed full of straw showing very little interest. It will be interesting to see where he finally settles.
Molly and Manu can meet through a strong gate. Let’s hope it is strong enough.
We are warm this morning. It rained a little bit in the night but not enough to make a difference – we are already pretty muddy.
I hope you have a lovely day.