Well, we have a new addition to the farm, our 34th animal adopted from the Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry OSPCA Branch.
Henry is a 5-year-old FIXED male pot-bellied pig. He's a sweetheart!
He used to be a house pig (and slept in his owners' bed!) so things will be a bit different for him now but we hope to ease his transition to life as one of the herd.
Keaton was checking him out yesterday!
His hooves were terribly overgrown when he arrived at the shelter, but the vet has since sedated him and trimmed his hooves, so he's more comfortable now.
Hopefully he'll get along fine with the other piggies. He's a really nice boy. This is pig #10 for us!
Buttercup and Emerson were hanging around Henry yesterday too!
...Finney scored a pumpkin yesterday, but Saul soon noticed!
Finney politely shared!
These two have become good friends and often play together. So nice to see!
And Saul and Emerson just adore each other. It's so cute. They run to each other when they spot each other!
And this morning, I was up at 5 am (damn jet lag!) and saw the beautiful conjunction of Jupiter, Venus and Mars.
Unfortunately I did not have my act together enough to get out my tripod, but that's Jupiter at top, Venus down to the right, and reddish Mars at lower left.
Although this is a blurry photo, you can see the colours of the planets in this shot, taken around 5:30 am.
45 minutes or so later, things were a lot brighter and the planets were higher in the sky.
Sometimes it's worth being up at the crack of dawn, even if it's not by choice.
We got home from Ireland on Thursday and I already can't wait to go back....