In the Yard
A nice sunny day! Still a little below freezing but their is hope for some warm weather in the next couple of weeks. The last of the snow will go. Here the animals are enjoying the sun by the shed. The hens are sitting at the picture window in the hen house enjoying the view. Daisy, the cow, always like to soak up the rays of sunshine. Lucy, the calf, is laying down no doubt thinking when she can next steal some milk from Daisy. Rosy the sow is loose also with the eight young pigs. They call come when I call, that can be a mistake!
I called the piglets up to the back porch. I sound like a supporter of the "Rasorbacks" . . . Soo, Wee! Here comes the pig parade. !
Here is the group feeding at the back porch. Poor Rosie is thin. Spring will see here beef up (pork up). I hope to breed her soon, if arrangements can be made.
Shortly after taking these pictures all the animals showed up at the front of the house. I am waiting to see if they will go back to the shed by themselves. It is nice and sunny in front of the house and their is a little grass showing they are feeding on. This weeks task is the string the electric fencing and try to confine the pigs. They have already been to the neighbours. Luckily, when I call. . .home they came trotting down the side of the road in single file. It is interesting the kind of control you can acquire over pigs with a promise of little good meal and a lovely back scratch. Sounds like a woman I knew once:)