Monday, October 22, 2012

Pork, anyone?

It is looking like I am losing my babysitter job as the renovations are moving along at the grand kiddies house.  It is fun looking after them but I do have some fall jobs that I need to get done.

The rain has quit and a good hard frost this morning will dry things up quite a bit.  I could go back and get the flowerbeds ready for winter.

I now have help to do them!  Two pigs got out and in my attempt to get them back in I let the other two out! :(   I just may lose my babysitting job as far as they are concerned!  lol   Sweet Pea delights in rounding up and moving sheep.  She positively goes after the chickens with a wicked glee.  But she seems content to just follow me as we try to get big pigs to come together and move in a designated direction. argghhh!  I gave up in disgust only to have three follow me to the front yard where they were delighted to find a whole new assortment of greenery.  :(

I seriously doubt I'll have any of the self sewn varieties of flowers show up next year .

Their happy grunts enticed the lost member of the herd to join them and no amount of yelling, shoving, threatening had any effect on dissuading them from leaving until they felt the bed was thoroughly reworked.  They did meander over to the north bush for awhile but returned for a few more saunters over the front yard.  I'm sure the Rooster will know the right sort of crowing to get them to follow him back to their home pen.  He is a good detective and will find the point of break out.

I am not making a lot of headway on my favourite projects though.  The best laid plans of mice, men and ...pigs!  lol

Addendum~   The darn things were snoozing in their pen when the Rooster got home.  Darn pigs!  BTW  Pigs are incredibly smart critters.  My farmer says you don't keep pigs in, you prepare to keep pigs out!  Wonderful!  Let's get the house fence finished.  And in spite of his admiration over the fine job they made of weeding the flower bed, I won't be looking to hire them!  In fact I think he should find them another babysitter!  


Leanne said...

Those are very cute pigs, I had no idea that they loved gardening. Well maybe it was all just salad to them.

Margaret Applin said...

hahahahahah hahahahahahaha hahahahahahahah you totally crack me up! Better set aside some of your supply money as you will be needing brand new flowers come spring!! xoxox

Dandelion and Daisy said...

Bacon time, I'd say!

Mary Ann Tate said...

Nice pigs:) I had a job one summer when I was about 11 looking after a bunch of piglets. They were very cute but way too smart for

Createology said...

Oh My Goodness Elle Dear. Your pigs are very good looking pigs however they look like they know what they want and they get what they want. I am not any good with pigs or any other animals. You are far braver than I. I am sorry they re-worked your yard and flower beds. Bad Pigs...Were is the Big Bad Wolf???