Archive for September 13th, 2008

What a wonderful morning

It’s half nine in the morning, I have a fresh mug of coffee, I’m sat outside with the laptop (we lurve wireless!), the sun is shining (only downside is that laptop screen visibility is rather poor), the birds are singing, the dogs are playing (far from me which is nice as they have a very long stick. No, not stick. Branch.), the chickens are stretched out enjoying the warmth, the piglets are all healthy and the adult pigs are being lazy and are still asleep. And Harold hasn’t broken out.

So all in all, it’s a wonderful morning in which to be up and about.

All I’ve got to do today is move three 8’x6′ pig arks and six 8’x4′ rubber mats. And four adult pigs, one weaner and ten piglets. And clean out the chickens. Unfortunately, I’m on my own today so it’s quite possible that all I’ll be able to do is move one ark the few feet required onto fresh grazing, and leave the rest til I’ve got some more bodies around to help.

Hmm, I wonder how long it would take to train Bailey to pull the arks for me?

Cat in a cupboard

About ten minutes ago I hard the faint noise of a cat crying but it didn’t really register. It didn’t sound like the animal was in pain, just stuck or something, and since my last attempt to rescue a stuck cat resulted in a huge scar on the tip of my nose, I now leave well alone. But the noise persisted and about it finally dawned on me that a) the boys love climbing in any open cupboard door and b) earlier this morning I put the dishes away but didn’t check the cupboard doors when I shut them.

I just let Mac out of the cupboard under the sink. He ran away from me at top speed. Ooops!