Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Piggies New Winter Home

Among the other things that either were or are in the process of being completed over our "stay-cation", our Vietnamese Pot Belly Pigs were moved to their new home in the barn. This move was necessary for several reasons. Their normal quarters are sufficiently draft free and warm from Spring until Fall, but will not stand up to the harsh Winters in Maine. Once the snow really hits, shoveling a path to them each storm, though possible, becomes a less than appealing venture. It is more convenient to have all the critters just across the driveway, snuggled in through the cold months. With all this in mind, it was time to make our semi-yearly trek.

Last time, this move took over an hour to complete. And, in the end, Patches was coaxed onto a blanket. Sean held one end and I the other, and we carried her down the hill, balanced precariously between us amidst squeals of horror- mostly coming from Patches (ocassionally coming from me!). This move was much better executed to the delight of all participants.



I have several more entries in the "edit" phase, which I will finish for you over the next few days including the status of our barn building marathon, an update on Ellie, and a visit to Wolfe's Neck Farm yesterday, where Sean and I were given a tour. Stay tuned, friends!

Thanks for visiting today.
Sonja ♥

11 comments:

  1. i couldn't get the movie to work. hmmm. maybe its me? cherie

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    1. I don't know? It seems to be working, but let me know if you still cannot get it to play. Perhaps, I need to change something. ♥

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  2. LOVE the video! And I bet they will love their new home.

    I also appreciated your comment about not being completely comfortable with the pigs. I have one I adopted that has snapped at me a few times (not many) and that lack of total trust stays in the back of my head every time I'm in the barnyard. Wish I could get over that feeling.

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    1. It is true. I inherited these from my sister, who raised them from infancy and though they have never bitten me or gored me with their tusks, I am ALWAYS watchful when I spend time with them.

      With time to build trust between us, I am sure that I will feel better about handling them.

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  3. Great video! Clever way to get them to move. Food is always a motivator! I love how the chickens were all up at the gate watching what was going on :)

    Can't wait to hear about Ellie. Hope she continues to get better!

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    1. We waited to feed them until the afternoon and you would have thought that we ware STARVING them. But, it worked!

      I, too, stopped and giggled at the chicken's supervision of things. They are too funny.

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  4. Those are the most spoiled pigs!! They look so happy!

    Becky

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  5. Sonja, they will not bite you. Thank u for taking them. I see they are in good hands.

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    1. I will take your word for it, but I will still be wary in case they develop a hunger that only hands will satisfy. ;P

      We love them and they have become a nice addition to our farm. You are welcome! ♥

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