We are enjoying some warmer weather at last. The temperature will be above freezing during the day for the next week or so, maybe longer. It is very clear and bright out.
An icicle formed from the porch roof in front of the front door. Surely, this is a sign of Spring.
This is Heidi eyeballing a piglet. She is staring it down. His muscles tremble in the tension they are in. The piglet seems to know just how close he can get without having Heidi lung for him.
I keep Heidi on a lease as I don't want anymore piglets being grabbed by an ear and having a great commotion break out. I am great believer in "Peace at all cost." like that other Unitarian Neville Chamberlain. ( a modest Unitarian joke for the historically literate).
This is a little pig picnic. The snow is hard. Even I can walk on top. A little bare spot with some grass in front of a large boulder was an occasion for a group runt and feed. I salted the spot with a little cracked corn.
This is what some of the pigs have learned to do. They come up the ramp onto the front porch and lie right in front of the door sunning themselves. As you can see from the shadows my house faces south. There have been as many as seven doing this at one time. This picture I took through the window in the front door, not the best view.
The temperature right now is 0C on it way up to about 5C and tomorrow it may reach 8C. Off with the winter coat! Off with the tuque! Off with the gloves! On with the rubber boots. There will be puddles.
I hope others are in a Springtime mood.