“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

Porcine Snowplows

No matter the weather, these two porcine snowplows find their way to the
treat box as soon as they hear the sound of the gator.

They are there each morning as we head to the barn for chores.

We'd feel guilty if we didn't stop and give them a couple Ritz crackers...
even though these two are completely spoiled rotten!

When there's snow on the ground, the pigs remain in their stall for most of the day.
There, they have fresh hay delivered as well as "meals on wheels"...
maid service is provided twice daily as well.
(We should all be so lucky!)

The only tracks in their yards are the ones leading away from their stall door...

towards the treat bin...

I try to spend a little time each day doling out 
liberal helpings of affection to accompany their treats.

Life can get a little boring for these girls at this time of year.
Once the snow has melted, they will once again have time in the front pasture.

For now, however, we humans remain their diversion.

I spent a couple hours weaving yesterday and have completed the first 14 inches of
this piece.

It's hard to show you my progress, however, as the finished end keeps getting
wound around the bottom bar.

At this rate, it should be finished in about a week or...

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