Piglets and More Piglets
Some people have asked me about my piglets. They are two weeks old. (Below are some photos I took on my last trip to the shed to put wood in the stove.)
The weather here has turned cold for a few days. It was -35C on the back porch this morning. It is to warm up to -15C today . It is clear, cold and crip out, really quite nice as it is very still with no wind.
Lying in bed this morning with my dog, Gage, sharing the pillow, I hear on the radio that a bunch of fellas are trying to set the world record for the longest continuous hockey game, during these deep cold nights. They are having a wonderful time, although some have been treated for frostbite. Then, they announced a big pond hockey tounrament getting underway. I don't know how many teams are involved but these are played on natural pond ice cleared off so that there are several ice hockey rink size sheets of ice. Believe me, a geat time will be had by all. Finally, they announced that up at the tri -town area they are having a golf tournament on the ice of the lake. (Golfers are a crazy lot) They have laid out a nine hole golf course and are using tennis balls instead of golf balls. Teams will compete and they will raise funds for a local charity. For those who live in warming climate this may all seem like insanity. Well it is. . . . . . but it is better than cabin fever and depression. To enjoy the North one has to celebrate the Winter weather by playing it it.
Feeling guilty for laying in until 7:00AM, I got up, for there are three wood fire boxes that need tending and animals to feed. Lucky, I am a cheerful riser, and have my most energy in the morning.
If life takes a lull, I can always go watch the piglets for amusement.
A pig pile, the best way to keep warm
They are beginning to wander. Some even got out of the pen and got Gage really excited!
Sharing the warmth under the heat light can be fun, too
But still, the family that sleeps together. . . . . .