Sunday, February 21, 2010







Mom arrived to stay for a few days on Friday afternoon. She lives about 20 minutes from here and is 87 years old. She pulls in with her dog Nicky and the budgie my sister found at her complex two weeks before. So in came the over night bag , the dog and the bird lol

Saturday my sister arrived to try and help a little with a bad shoulder and my new friend Jane. Nancy and I tackled the piggy pens while Jane worked on doing piggy dishes and waters. We got it all done by about 2;00 and we were whooped.

Dayna you would love Jane also a proud vegan and she brought me a steam rice cooker that i can add veggies too. She brought me lunch and i ate it cold after every one left and it was delicious. Rice, brussles, broccoli and topped with tofu that was crumbled and any one would of thought it was chicken. And i got to give her, her first glass of silk's chocolate milk. A hit of course!!!

Today a visit from Casanova's sponsors, Rubaiyat and Jasonda. There an awesome young couple to traveled over an hour to visit and made peanut butter sandwiches for all the pigs. And for desert Strawberry's, what a special treat!!!!!!!!!!! They also picked me up a couple of new dish brushes , how very thoughtful and as you can see they had more then once use for today.

I worked on the horse pasture while they showed themselves around and i don;t have the strength i did yesterday. Scrubbed out the big horse water tank and refilled it and then added another lock to the feed shed to keep Comet out. I was dragging myself around by dinner time tonight.

Tomorrow morning the horse's will get there feet done and then i got to head into town to pick up a load of straw and get it in every body's houses before dinner time. Hope these warn out muscles are ready for action tomorrow because again it is hard heavy work.

8 comments:

Addie / Persephone said...

I love the line-up of the post's content: pigs, tofu, vegan!

Pigs and tofu belong together: one alive, the other on one's plate.


I'm not a full-on vegan yet, but I admire it and try. It's all about trying too. It's hard to be perfect in this broken world.

Yours in swine rights,

addie

Dayna said...

Wow, Jane sounds awesome. That was very thoughtful for her to bring you a steamer. It will make cooking easier, I know how you LOVE to cook :)

Janice Gillett said...

Well it really helped when Dayna stayed with me for those two weeks and cooked for me. And now with Jane taking me down more roads to reach vegan perfection lol.

Janice Gillett said...

oh yesss i love to cook LOL Really i used to do all the things a normal life takes for granted. A relaxing bath, breakfast, window shopping, lunch with the girls, a movie , a ride on my horse, taking the dogs for a nice long walk and sitting on the grass enjoying mother nature. Camping ...

BUTTTTTTTTTTT i love my pigs and they need me to do this more.

Jane said...

I'm trying to take over where you left off Dayna. You did a great job. Got to be sure Janice takes care of herself so she can keep up with the piggy duties. Going vegan is much easier if someone can guide you to the right products. It's a carnivores world - being in the minority takes gusto and determination. "LIVE VEGAN - THE ANIMALS DON'T NEED YOUR EXCUSES" This saying keeps me strong when I feel weak.

Janice Gillett said...

I like that saying!!!!!!!!!!

Gayle said...

Hi there Janice! I am here, alive and well! In august, my family and I attended a nephew's wedding in Grand Junction, CO and made a side trip to visit Sioux Robbins and and her PIGASUS! To make a long story short, I adopted one of her young boys--Bacon, now happily renamed Jakey! Alas Ellie Bellie still does not like him but we adore him! It is harder having the piggies in winter but it is working out---they have separate pens and have to eat separately. Love Gayle

Janice Gillett said...

Right on Gayle!!!!!! Pictures pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeee