Sunday, June 12, 2011

The Sun Is Shining!

The mud is finally drying up and is being replaced by lush green grass. The birds are singing and even the fish are enjoying the warmth of the sun. The frogs are chirping and croaking the night away and i actually just had to stop typing here for a minute to remove one that somehow was in between my open patio doors. A little tree frog is now hopping away from his glass prison.

The pools are out for the pigs and the horses are splashing away at there water tank. The wallow is already being used by the pigs to cool off in and keep biting bugs away. I will have to pull out the fly masks for the horses now and the sunscreen for my white pigs.

Reports trickle in from time to time from our pig families who adopted from us and all the kids are doing great. Pam and Dave who have now added the fifth to there herd tell us they were in the basement and heard the pitter patter of little feet upstairs. Rocko one of the two they saved end of last summer trotted up the pig ramp and came into the house all by his self. Now this may sound odd to a dog family , but for a pig to do this is indeed a day for celebration. Scary ramps and unfamiliar smells keep a pig timid but safe for this pray species. So when Rocko was found in the 'big house' he was rewarded with many treats in hopes he repeats his visit again soon.

Cassandra has a huge swelling over her eye and we hope that meds will bring down what we hope is an abscess, if not off to the vet she will go. She is a little pig and a senior one so putting her under is something i will try and avert if at all possible.

Tuskers also a senior pig is showing signs of arthritic changes and is on pain killers now . I need an army of help here soon as i need that shed lowered to make it easier for him to walk out now. A load of wood chips would also help out by raising the land around the shed , so what ever comes first.

Penny still needs my help but i have never seen her tail wag so much before. Every day i drop the holding pen over her and help her out and we are good for another 12-24 hours. The tumours are getting bigger and it is more difficult for me but her pretty face removes what we see from her behind.

Well i better get out there and get the pigs apples ready for breakfast. I don't normally feed apples in the morning but with this warm weather produce will not last as long in my shed . And it is a perfect meal as it is a juicy treat to start out there day.


Colleen said...

Is there anything special you use as sunscreen Janice?

That must make your heart smile when you hear great news from your adopters! Yay for good news!!

You've painted a pretty picture about you all...glad to hear these days are happy for you and your crew.

snooters said...

(((smiles))) for all ! XXOO

veganelder said...

Sounds as if spring/summer is well underway. Here's hoping the pleasant weather continues.

Janice Gillett said...

Colleen i use anything with a good value and is vegan ;o) Funny , the pigs don't mind me slathering that stuff on there ears ;o)

Cloudy today but after that lousy hockey game last night its how i feel anyhow..

Delaney said...

I want to support a pig! Please help me set everything up so I can place it on my page.

Thank you for your hard work and dedication to these beautiful animals.

Kari Delaney