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My life as a pig

My life as a pig

Everyday my life includes feeding the pig twice a day. Once in the morning, and once around 4:30. I just finished the 4:30 feeding although I have to go back in a little while and close up the chicken coop for the night. I've been in a reflective mood today and...

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I have upset the pig

I have upset the pig

I fed the pig at around 4:30 this afternoon. It's usual bedtime in the winter. I was blogging a little bit outside while the weather is still nice enough to do that, and I was having a little bit of fun. Then I got distracted and went inside without completing the...

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Dinner for lunch

Dinner for lunch

I slept in an extra hour before getting up to feed the hens there lunch. The dogs eventually nagged me into waking up and coming out to feed them. Initially I couldn't find the hens. They had hidden themselves somewhere warm on the property and I walked around shaking...

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Still nice enough

Still nice enough

It's still nice enough to sit outside a little bit officially feeding the animals. Canadian t-shirt weather. Today it looks like I'm feeding the official hens, and several bold unofficial friends. I'll let the pig stay inside this morning instead of making his way...

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Happy to see me

Happy to see me

It may be cyber Monday to much of the world but to the pigs in the hens it's just another day and they're hungry. It's 7:30 a.m. and one of the chickens it already worked its way out of the chicken coop to greet me at the door The others were happy to see me as I...

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The Hens Taste Buds.

The Hens Taste Buds.

I'm not exactly sure what changed or if it was just my observation that has become more acute. I suspect the real reason I'm only noticing this food choice now, is because it has become cold enough for the rats to hibernate. When I feed the chickens, there are two...

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The horrible rodent hunters

The horrible rodent hunters

The title of this blog could be read as horrible rodents, or horrible hunters. I suppose both are equally true. There are many rats on this property although they don't get in my way too often they can occasionally startle me. The dogs however would love to catch one...

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The early bird special

The early bird special

It's the first nice day after 4 days of rain so the animals are happy to be outside. I am too. Fall in Ontario It's a season that most people seem to like. At least they post online that it's their favorite season while the colors are still changing and there's lots...

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The running of the hens

The running of the hens

One of these days hopefully before the winter comes I will remember to bring my tripod down and set it up so that I can catch I have to pre-planned this precisely, because the the run of the hens. It has become one of the highlights of my otherwise doll weekdays. I 1...

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No photos please.

No photos please.

I was surprised to find one of the hens dead today. Viciously dead. It was inside the chicken coop which was an odd place to find it. Right in the doorway where the other animal would have to walk past or over it to enter exit. Myself included I wasn't 100% sure what...

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Fake Monday Morning.

Fake Monday Morning.

It's the Tuesday after labor Day, but for me it pretty much feels like a Monday because I slept through quite a bit yesterday and didn't have feed anybody but myself. This morning, I woke at 6:30 pleased with the amount of sleep I had received the night before. The...

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