Monday, November 14, 2011


And so the craziness continues with the Frenchies!!

Every day is a virtual Easter Egg Hunt.
(see Friday's post)

So it is no surprise that while Hubbs was trimming back the ornamental grass

 beside the barn greenhouse,

we came upon this....

hidden in the middle of a mound of grass.
Sadly, they are of an unknown age and will have to be composted.
Who knows where else I might find more hiding places!

It has been quite a while since we have visited the ducks.
(Well, actually I visit them every day...but you haven't seen them in a while!)

Earlier in the summer you may remember that a few of my young ducks
from this Spring's hatching (of which there were 16)
had developed a condition known as Angel wing.

This is the result of a diet too high in protein,
which happened because we were feeding our fish
and the ducks were stealing fish food.

Only one of our ducks has permanent Angel wing.
Happily the rest corrected themselves.
This condition causes the duck no harm...
just looks funny.
I have read that you can tape their wings in place to correct it,
if you do so early enough.

Catching this duck would be next to impossible,
and since she is not handicapped by the condition,
we have let well enough alone.

And last, but not least, I have to tell you...

the piglets are growing like weeds.
I estimated their weight at about 15 lbs when we brought them home.
Now they weigh at least 25 lbs.

They come when I call them...

"Here pig pig pig," I call when they are out and they come running over to me.

They have been such a fun addition to the farm!

Finally, I wanted to share with you a silly picture
of Becky's Sid....

He's quite the comedian!
Hope I gave you a smile for today...
now, go and have a great one!


  1. Pigs! Huge pigs already. Almost unbelievable how fast they have grown!

  2. Your blog always makes me smile. I love reading and seeing the photos of your farm animals. My brother in laws horse Marty always had his touge hanging out. A shame about all those eggs funny why they are laying them any where either that or something is carrying them off in these strange places for laters. Awesome post and photos give the animals hugs from me or an extra treat if you dont mind ! Have a wonderful day !

  3. I love starting my day reading your post, it always gives me a smile! Wow, piggies you have grown! My girls either have not been laying or they are hiding their eggs and I haven't found them. The search is on! Enjoy your day!

  4. I knew you would enjoy and appreciate your piggies!

  5. Lovely visit! Now that is a ton of missing eggs! Maye they will start laying in the right place now that the plant is gone.

    The girls look so cute...Hummmm..

  6. I wonder if all those eggs are from one hen or a few of them. The pigs are still cute!

  7. If you get a cup of water, and you put an egg in it, if it floats, it's bad. If it sinks to the bottom, it's OK to eat.

  8. Your piggies are the stars right now :-}}}}

  9. What cute, fat little piglets. Love the photo of the horse with his tongue sticking out. Sly rascal.

  10. Oh my Bev, 25 pounds? HOly Cow--they are eating everything in site :) I love your ducks, they are so pretty. What kind are the white ones, Peking?
    Amy :)


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