Monday, November 24, 2014

Work Time, Play Time

We enjoyed a beautiful laid back weekend here on the farm,
with temperatures in the 50's...
a welcomed break from the frigid weather of the preceding two weeks!

We spent most of the weekend catching up on outdoor chores
along with the usual farm chores that are done no matter what the weather.
Mulching, garden clean-up, compost-turning, were just some of the "extras"
that we accomplished.

I tell my family quite often that I am "fiercely independent"....
and just to illustrate, this is how I carry 8 water buckets by help needed.
Hubbs just had to document this with a photo.

Hubbs spent a little time mending fences...

with the dogs as his companions,

while I worked on manure clean-up.

I love this peaceful scene in the dry lot.
It does my heart good to see our horses so relaxed...
taking their afternoon naps.

Sid and Shirley were grazing while Hubbs worked on the fence around that pasture.

Naturally, Sid had to come over and visit with us.

"Whatcha doin'?"

It felt great to get everything in order before Winter's cold settles over us for good.

The best part of the day, though, was a little snuggle time with
Ginger and MaryAnn.

Now, if you don't have kunekune pigs, you might think me crazy for snuggling with my pigs...

but if you happen to have a few of these amazing creatures,

you will understand perfectly well just how lovable and huggable they are!
And, they are incredibly clean animals as well.


  1. I love how there is always a dog or a cat getting in on the action with the piggies!

  2. i wish i had a pig to snuggle with! enjoy today....we might reach 70 degrees!

  3. Warm here to and rainy and very windy all our snow has gone . Oh how I would love to cuddle all those animals ! Thanks for sharing lovely photos ! Have a good day !

  4. Great pictures. but I am wondering why Sid is shaved like that?

    1. I believe that Becky shaves those areas because Sid sweats so badly. She trains in our indoor arena all winter long.

  5. Ahhh, piggy hugs! It looks like a great weekend was spent by all. On to the week and even Thanksgiving! Hugs!

  6. oh bless you all....I would love to hug Ginger and Maryann
    your horses are gorgeous

  7. Howdy about your kunekune pigs,are they on special diets? What is their max weight? I really want to have a pig as a pet (we have poultry and horses), but are afraid most get to 200-300 lbs then you have to eat them. Potbelly pigs get big, too. Do they wallow like regular pigs? Do your kunekune pigs get along with other animals? Do they reside indoors? Age? Thanks for answering my questions- Ruth :

  8. Enjoy these last few vestiges of fall...I can't believe it is 70 today...It's good that you are independent..Helps you do all that you have to do and do it well..Love ya

  9. I counted 8 blue watering/feeding cans! Bet you can't do that when they are full! Ann

  10. Ginger and Mary Ann just make me smile... Great post Bev

  11. I wondered about carrying all those cans full too . . .
    Wouldn't surprise me though if you were able to pull it off!

  12. An American in TokyoNovember 26, 2014 at 7:30 PM

    The photos with you and Ginger and MaryAnn are so wonderful! =)


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