last night we took the doglets to the forest for a mad sprint and on the way back we popped in to see this guy.....
remember dear Jo the pig?
he became ours before we had even moved to Scotland - who else would own a pig and live 750 miles away from it?
saved from becoming bacon :)
he currently lives with our wonderful neighbours but we have great plans for creating Jo a palace with which to reside in!
in the lower part of our field we have a great area which is boggy - it has been covered in marsh marigolds for the last few weeks and has looked beautiful.
it is this area that will become the new pig palace!
after fencing off a large area with really hefty fencing, for Jo has been known to follow cars up the road, we will test to see how deep the bog actually is (!), install the pig house and add a few large objects to be used as scratching aids and then try and tempt him down the fields to his new home
a home fit for a pig x
at this stage we have no plans to increase the number of pigs but who knows.......
here is Captain Jo enjoying yesterday's kitchen scraps
favourite..... whole bananas with skins on
leave to last..... sweet potato skins
not eat at all...... celery
as you can see he is a marvelous pig for not only did he manage to be selective with his supper and fight off the hens, he still managed to smile for the camera!
after counting cattle, horses, llama, hens,cats and visiting our own sheep, we travelled the eight miles home and enjoyed a supper of lentil chilli and roasted veg - yum.
being this far North we are experiencing the strange nights of very little darkness
i took this picture at 10pm and the sun was just going down - it was actually so much lighter than the picture shows but my camera skills are zero
at the moment you can still comfortably read outside at gone 11pm
it has taken us a while to get used to the lack of darkness - Stephen has had real problems sleeping - me- i could sleep standing up!
we are planning a Midnight dog walk on Saturday as it is Midsummer - it will not get dark at all
we have to stay up to see that.
as for this morning
yet more packing and cleaning
after my morning coffee in my green cup with the sun shining through the windows
a few treats through the post.....
i seem to be buying lots and lots of lovely fabric, beads and trinkets that i have no hope of actually having the time to do anything with.
i keep telling Stephen that all this shopping must be acting as a bit of therapy for me during this stressful time.......
he seems unimpressed and keeps reminding me that we will be stony broke after this house build so why on earth would toadstool pendants help??
i tend to just look the other way........
we collect Dillon and Woody 9am Saturday
the transport is organised and we are almost good to go
just a little shopping to do for the boys first............