“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”

Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution

Vicious Pig? And a Request....

Yesterday afternoon chores led me out into the pasture to look for the pigs.
I had found the sheep in the pig house enjoying the shade,

but the pigs were no where to be found.

I called and called....but no pigs.

I looked across the expanse of the pasture...no pigs.

There were, however, three of these little fellows playing in the shade of the lower end of the pasture.
You've got to admit... babies are adorable, no matter the species.

And although groundhogs are not a favored species amongst farmers,
(because of the gi-normous holes that they dig)
I will leave these little guys alone.

It seems their burrow is somewhere in the woods as there is no hole in the pasture.
However, if we start finding big holes that can break horses' legs, we may have to have a little talk!

Check out how big this little fellow's nose is!
"The better to smell you with, my dear."

I called the pigs again...still no answer.
I walked up closer to the barn so that I could see the furthest end of the pasture....

Safe and sound...and maybe just a little hard of hearing...
I can't believe that they would ever ignore me!!

By the way, there were some subcontractors here to mark the area for new internet service (yay!)

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