Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Wilberta

     Since the last time I posted, we have been busy. Bacon accidentally stepped on two of her babies. One piglet had her foot stepped on, so we sprayed iodine on it and put her back. The other one was much worse. The skin on almost his whole side was ripped off and hanging there. It turned out that me and my daddy sewed him up. Now he has a lot of stitches! Since it's October, we named him Frankenpiggy, or Frank for short. This morning he was doing excellent and looks as if he's gonna survive.
     The first piglet I was talking about also happened to be the runt. She was not getting any bigger and seemed to be struggling to do easy things so we took her out and now we are bottle feeding her. Her foot is not doing well (the skin is falling off the leg). We are hoping it will get better. Mom named her Wilberta after Wilbur from Charlotte's Web.

     She's a little dirty 'cause she'd just been fed.
     Our chicks are doing very well also. Their flight feathers and tail feathers are growing in.


One more adorable picture of Wilberta

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Piglets!

My goodness! It's not even spring and we have so many baby animals!
Early this morning, our pig, Bacon, had 11 little piglets.

Bacon is lying in the pit on the right, while her babies are in the shed.

As  a first time mother, she is really protective. She keeps them in the shed. If they try to get out, she has this special grunt that tells them to go back in. So far there is one pig that is disobedient. A little calico female keeps wandering out and won't go back in when told to. She did eventually go back in. Here's a picture of Bacon mothering some piglets that strayed outside the shed.





Thursday, October 04, 2012

Pioneering Close By

I live near a place called the Pioneer Settlement for the Creative Arts. The other day they had free admission so I went to meander around and take some pictures.
















Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Farm Swap


I guess it's our version of a farmer's market. But the farmer's markets always seem like big yard sales to me. This is literally a swap between farmers. Usually it's for money, but occasionally someone will swap a cage for a few dozen eggs. :) There are pigs, goats, sheep, chickens, geese, ducks, cows, ponies, guineas, and more! I think it's every other Sat. I only go every once in a while with my daddy.








Recent, Uncategorized Pictures






This is our bait rooster for that pesky bobcat that's killing our chickens.
















Persimmon season

Once again, the persimmons are ripe. Once again, we have to pick, peel, and dry. There weren't that many persimmons this year. I think it's because we pruned the trees (big time) after last season.




-Leigha

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

New Cake

There's a new cake on the cake page! Check it out: scroll all the way to the bottom.

Monday, October 01, 2012

Hey

I just wanted to let you guys know I'm still online! I'm just so busy with school and other things (like I'm sure you guys are, too). I have so many things I want to post and so little time! I'll try to better manage my day.

 I have opened a new blog called "365 Project". The name pretty much gives away what it is. I'm taking a picture every day for a year. Today's theme was "freedom". I had a lot of fun thinking of the possibilities. :)

I'm also really excited about going to West Virginia (again!). The VoV are going to sing at the Southwide Independent Baptist Fellowship in Hurricane, WV and I am going with them (because I'm in the group . . . :) We leave the morning of my daddy's birthday (Oct 8) :( at 4am!

Ben and I are also dog sitting Aki and Kuma for the Sheffields when they go visit their daughter in CO. Here are some posts from the previous time we dog sat them. :) Here and here

Talk to y'all later!     -Leigha