This is what happens when the local animal shelter pegs you as a sucker...
You bring home pig #8!
I picked up Jersey on Friday, within an hour of the shelter manager calling me. Jersey was born May 24th. Someone had her living in her apartment in Cornwall, which I can guarantee does not allow pigs within city limits.
So now she lives with us. We have to introduce her slowly to the rest of the herd, so for the moment she is bunking in the turkey coop (which has yet to house turkeys!) Gordon made a little window in the bottom of the door and screened it so the pigs can all start getting to know each other through the mesh.
She is such a sweetie. We both try to spend quality time with her so she's not lonely but she does seem content right now.
Gertie (her face is filthy!) came over to visit.
Yeah, I think we're on our way to becoming some kind of pig sanctuary... that's okay! We love 'em.
Meanwhile, Charlotte and her chicks got to spend the afternoon in the chicken tractor in our garden.
They were quite happy! Charlotte is moulting, too. Poor hen, there's a lot going on for her right now but she seems as content as the pigs.
Here's little Jersey. I think she needs to gain some weight, but my six milk-fed porcine fatties are not really a reasonable piglet size comparison.
She does at least have lots of space right now.
Meanwhile, it was a good day for hanging laundry...
We like colour around here! Hope you all had a lovely summer weekend.