Thursday, November 3, 2011

Sleep, Eat, Poop, Repeat.....

These past few days we have been given a reprieve from the wintry weather.
Our snow is all but gone...
save for a few foothills left by the plow.


The animals all enjoy this return to Autumn.
None of us were too comfortable inside Winter's icy grip.


Hubbs and I loaded Ginger and MaryAnn into the gator
and took them for a ride up to the goat pens.
One uninhabited pen became their play-yard for a part of yesterday afternoon.


My observation of these little girls is that they are much like human babies...
they eat, poop, sleep, repeat....
pretty much all day long.

Once in their sunny enclosure, they nosed around a bit,


made friends with goats...


 ignored the turkeys who were just as curious as everyone else about these
short, round newcomers...


said "Hi" to Becky's golden retriever, Rosie
(who looks like she might have found a few puddles to swim in)....


ate a tiny bit....


pooped a little bit more....


and took a nap in the afternoon sun. 


And that is about as exciting as it gets.

The piggies have settled in to life on the farm quite easily,
thankfully.

Meanwhile, Moonbeam's hoof abscess has healed nicely.
We are done with dressing changes.


Construction has continued this week with the nice weather.
The roof is finished and the siding is started.

The empty space between the siding and the roof will be covered with a translucent panel
allowing natural sunlight to fill the interior.
 Completion date is set for Thanksgiving.

It has been great to return to Autumn.
The colorful leaves are gone...
replaced by bare branches and browning grass.


In spite of that, though,
we will savor each temperate afternoon that we are treated to...


knowing that all too soon,
Winter will clutch us with its icy fingers and breathe its frosty breath down our necks.
Brrrrrrrrrrrrr!
Long live Autumn!!

15 comments:

Debi@7Gates said...

I know you're glad the snow is gone. Your trees are really bare of leaves now. Love the little pigs with their little curly tails and fat little bellies. Is your farm a riding farm for lessons. Just wondering with the indoor ring. Deb

Debi@7Gates said...

I know you're glad the snow is gone. Your trees are really bare of leaves now. Love the little pigs with their little curly tails and fat little bellies. Is your farm a riding farm for lessons. Just wondering with the indoor ring. Deb

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Long live autumn indeed and it's wonderful afternoon sunlight. So glad your new little girls have settled into the barnyard. :-)

Gone Country said...

Those pigs are adorable! It's great how quickly and easily that settled into the farm.

I enjoy seeing the other animals checking the 'newbies to the farm' out. So cute!

Enjoy your fall weather!

Anke said...

Yes, long live autumn!! The little piggies are just so very cute! How are you ever able to leave their side?

Country Gal said...

I just love your photos. Oh my those little piggies are soo cute. Girl your living my hobby farm dream . Great to see the arena coming together looking awesome. Have a wonderful day.

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

The animals all look quite content with the passing of the early snow. Nothing like green grass and sunshine to make everyone happy. Oh the piggies. And the riding arena. And the turkeys. Isn't life great?

kpaints said...

Wonderful pictures and everything looks so peaceful and happy. (There is no volume...ha!) How big will the little girls be?

We are about to get snow but enjoying the last of the sun for now.

Junebug said...

They just can't get any sweeter. Wow, look at the barn! So this must mean when winter has its icy grip you can be in the arena riding! Enjoy your Fall days while they last.

Ashling said...

That's a huge barn! Your piggies are adorable, and hey, there's something to be said for a simple life that's all about those basics! Long live Autumn indeed--my sentiments exactly!

Ashling said...

That's a huge barn! Your piggies are adorable, and hey, there's something to be said for a simple life that's all about those basics! Long live Autumn indeed--my sentiments exactly!

GirlRural.com said...

I just love all the photos! Seeing all that green is a such a wonderful sight for this California girl who is seeing too much brown about now. Love the piggies!

missy max said...

great pictures.. Piggies are getting to know their new home..even had a ride in the gator...they've arrived!!!!

KatyDidStitches said...

I love those little piggie-wiggies! Do they always stick so close together? Adorable!

Kathy

Verde Farm said...

Everything looks so beautiful. The girls have it made--I know they are so happy and enjoying all their new friends. They do love to eat, poop and sleep-that is for sure :)
Hugs, Amy

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