Remember when …

… the sun was shining and the grass was green?

No, me neither.

Unbelievably, this was taken just three weeks ago:

The five adults and Snipe - 27 November 2009

The five adults and Snipe - 27 November 2009

All that green is now a sea of mud into which the pigs sink. On a dryish day it tickles their knees. When it’s raining, it laps at their bellies.

Apparently, we’re having a dry spell for the weekend. Here’s hoping…

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8 responses to this post.

  1. I feel it would be rude to leave a comment from my sunny mountain 🙂

    But then again why not!

  2. ps love the snowy blog!

  3. Posted by Jan on 10 December 2009 at 10:07 am

    I can imagine the transformation, and I hope that Snipe doesn’t wallow in the mud too! YUK!

  4. Posted by Jon Storey on 10 December 2009 at 11:48 am

    Today it is dry and bright up here in Darkest Northumberland. The first time in three weeks!!

    We better make the most of it.

  5. Mud…the hen orchard is a sea of it….Have to move the houses and runs a LONG way tomorrow….onto dry(er) land…..

  6. *pulls rude face at Lec*

    @Jan: luckily, Snipe is not a fan of the mud and does her best to stay clean. The disadvantage of this is that it takes her forever to cross the field 🙄

    @Jon: we’ve had 4 days and counting, though I think we’re due some rain early this week 😦

    @CW: my chickens are mainly mud-free, even the Pekins and Silkies who are on the veggie patch! But the big chooks are scratching away like mad in a worm-frenzy (as in earth worms) so I’ll have to move them soon! PS lovely to have you back online again. I hope thongs calm down for you 🙂

  7. Snipe looks like he owns the place around there!

  8. Hi Gavin, thanks for stopping by. Don’t you believe it about Snipe – even the piglets push her about 🙂

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