Sunday, February 27, 2011

Happy Pigs - glückliche Schweine in intakter Natur - by Well TV Internat...

SNOW and more snow!!! Having my first cup of coffee and am not looking forward to the shoveling i will be doing this morning. I need to be able to get my feed wagon to the pigs and they need to be able to get out of there houses !! Paths cleared for feeding, to there waters and to a potty corner. And what about my driveway?? lol And my horses??? I see them with there winter coats on standing in the middle of it all when they could be standing under cover in the open barn. If your into driving in this come on over , i sure could use a hand!!

So much gong on right now with getting organized for our newsletter. All the great articles are in and my freinds in Edmonton have put it together , will print and ship it out so i can mail them out with the tax receipts.

Yesterday i had the added fun of a washing machine hose coming off with already a heap of laundry to do i will keep on with that too. This old house has a few quirks one of them being the washing machine dumps from a hose onto my driveway and into the pasture. Have you ever heard of such a thing in this day?? Anyhow when the weather is cold i don't do laundry as the water will turn not only my driveway into a ice rink but an area of the pasture. I sure don't want my horses falling on ice i created from laods of wash.

I was notified of another pig this time brought into Animal Control in Chilliwak , this is about an hour from me. I was already snow bound but we got lucky with a gal on the island who wanted to adopt. Jean had already done a home check for HONS so this gal was pre-approved! The family sprang into action and made the trek over here and brought this little girl home. A little pig much like our Cotton but i have a gut instinct this little pig was shipped from Ontario , something i worked on about 4 years ago. She looks like she was used as a breeding sow , i worry about the babies now and where is the male ? The peeps who brought her in said they found her and she sat there waiting for her peeps to find her, but no one came looking.

Karena who fostered Lenny for us has turned into a God send and a foster failure. Not only did she fall in love with this big hunk, she agreed to foster another! Charlie moved in and followed the same path as Lenny , and gets to stay where he is too ! Karena also is a jewelery rep and to help us is donating 20% of her sales to Hearts On Noses until the end of March! Copy and paste into your browser and i will try and figure out how to add a link here when i finish.

I start full time work in March and have landed myself a great job. Snow kept me from my interview so we did it over the phone. Negotiated a wage and hours and i start March 14th. Its an hour away but when you live in the boonies and want to make a decent wage your going to have to travel.

I saw a great shed we need desperately on Craig List and the seller even offered to donate it !!!!!!!! How incredible kind and generous but i need manpower to work from that site as it will need some dismantling of an over hang and a crane truck to get it too us. Me thinks it will not go threw the driveway but if i can get them to set it down in the pasture maybe i could get the Pen guys here to move it for me. Can i orchestrate this all in less then two weeks??? I have to go look at it and determine if it can be moved but can't go anywhere in this weather.

I will also hope I can get some volunteer help here as shoppers once a week to pick up feed and transport out here . I know what it is like working full time and trying to do all this alone here 6 1/2 days a week. I am older now and there are more pigs here then ever, keep your fingers crossed everything will fall together.


Jean said...

Snow is a killer - thankfully we haven't had more than a skiff of it here, though there is certainly more down island. Ruby is settling into her new home well - this morning's report says she is wagging her tail like crazy, talking up a storm, and happy to follow her new mama for a little walk. I'm hoping to get down to see her this afternoon, weather permitting.
Don't hurt your back shovelling all that snow, Janice. Whatever happened to neighbourhood kids who used to come round after a snow storm, eager to earn just a few bucks shovelling? Oh yeah, they'll busy text messaging and doing facebook.....:(

Janice Gillett said...

I went out and shoveled pathways to the paddocks. But all your kids were bunched up in front of the door ways so i went and and cleared all there area. I jsut got in and all done, all fed and appled. I am tired and hungrey and dont care about the driveway right now. iam am beat

veganelder said...

Good luck with the snow. The video of the pigs "sledding" is wonderful, thanks for posting it, those are some happy looking pigs.

veganelder said...

Janice, the video of the sledding pigs was just too good, I posted it on my blog and credited you with its discovery ( Thank you.

Janice Gillett said...

I facebooked your blog!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my god, they take turns! one slides, shakes her/his ears, moves away; then, the next one goes.

It's the best!

Hope you're well.