Early Spring Sunrise Snow on the Silo

Friday, June 25, 2010

More of my stock portfolio

I haven't made much mention of the Pot Bellied Pigs. I have two sows and a boar and 4 piglets at the moment. The little ones are two weeks old and just beginning to eat pellets. Piggies are precocious babies and have their eyes opened and are running around at birth. Too cute!

Most of my city friends probably have never seen, or perhaps even heard of, guinea fowl. They are fairly strange looking birds that make a god-awful noise that resembles a harpy shrieking 'buckwheat, buckwheat'. On the up-side, they eat a ton of bugs and are excellent watch dogs. They hatch out of smallish weeble shaped eggs with a very hard shell.
Rebel is a 12 1/2 year old American Staffordshire Terrier. I've had her since she was whelped, also owned her parents and grand parents. She is still looking pretty good for her age she harasses the cat and bothers the occasional chicken but she has been through so many different animals coming and going, nothing really fazes her. She had a mammary tumor removed last year and so far there has been no recurrence, hopefully we nipped that in the bud. It amazes me how well she deals with Boogies antics given that she was never around a child until she was 10 years old. He can really pummel her some days.

Time to get ready for our little trip tomorrow. Old World Wisconsin was damaged by the tornadoes earlier this week so we are heading to the Midway Village Museum in Rockford, Illinois instead. The smudge faced bunny will be going to his new home as well.

Have a great weekend!

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