Yesterday, being Wednesday, was my day off from farm work.
(Thank you Jim and Kathy!!)
Typically on Wednesdays I catch up on things that I don't have time for routinely,
or I take care of errands.
Yesterday's activities took me away from the farm.
Upon arriving back home, I decided to take the dogs for a walk.
After all, no day is complete without visiting my friends!
We stopped by the pigpen and were happily greeted by Ginger and MaryAnn.
A little rub on the neck and MaryAnn melts into a clump on the ground...
just begging for a belly rub.
Of course I oblige.
I'll bet you've never taken a selfie with a pig!
It's chestnut time... one of the pigs' favorite treats...
and with two chestnut trees in their yard,
there are lots of bristly, prickly balls laying around.
I gingerly broke a few open to retrieve the tasty nuts hidden inside...
which made the pigs quite happy!
One of the advantages of Kunekune pigs vs. a standard farm pig is
the fact that they are herbivores and prefer grass and hay.
Which, ordinarily, means that they do not dig up the yard.
On occasion, however, Ginger likes to make a liar out of me...
using her snout like a shovel...