Tuesday, January 20, 2009
I just got in from feeding everyone and sat down to read a few emails. The last one asked me how are all the pigs and I are doing. I am always truthful and very strait forward so my immediate thought was this. Its brutal down here , everything is still frozen and pigs are standing on ice and surrounded by walls of snow. I leave work which is less then ten minutes from here where the sun was warm all day and hoped the melting snow everywhere else was exactly what was going on down here. But its not!! I arrived to the gates here and undid the ice laden chains and drove into Tundra. I won't go into detail about the ice and the pails full of water cause i bet your all sick of it which brings me back to my email. I think i will just say , everything is great how are you because going on about the winter woes down here isn't really going to change a thing. And no one wants to hear me go on and on about it I'm pretty sure. But i Will beg of you to allow me these few words " I AM SO SICK OF IT" .
That is Comet on the picnic table inhaling very expensive bird seed under my make shift shelter for the wildlife . The snow is hard and icy now and i made a big mistake when i told him to be careful when he jumps down cause there is no vet who will help me fix a pigs broken leg. 20 minutes later i walked by only to see him now fear jumping down. So now i have a huge pig on top of a table who will not come down and there is no way any of us can lift him. Of course we could shove him but then his natural leap will be compromised so i went and got a blanket to cover the seats. Then a bucket of snacks and started to put all the pigs away. I thought for sure this pig who is more motivated for food then any of the pigs here would fly off that table to join us. And it is so sweet to see such a brat turn innocent looking when batting long eyelashes at me with the most pathetic brown eyes. "Save me Mom" It was cold and no matter of coaxing or simple herding with brooms would steer him off his platform. But a pink plastic chair waved inthe air worked and i hope to never see him up there again.