Spring has finally arrived at Ruby Ranch, and although it’s been a chilly, wet one, the pigs are very happy.
Stannie and L.J spend hours out in the hay field, the bigpigs are already wallowing, and the piglet pack are simply thrilled that their grass is back.
We welcomed two new piglets about a month ago, from the Oakville Humane Society. We named them Rebel and Domino, and darn, are they cute. There is nothing in the world they love more than apples.
Pugsley, our boarder, is due to arrive soon. I’m looking forward to getting to know him, and figuring out where he is going to fit into the scheme of things.
The piglet pack is moving to the barn this weekend, I want Doc to get accustomed to the big pig herd, as he will eventually be moving in with them. He will get to know them through the fence, just as we did with Wuzzle, who now lives with Willa, Harry, Rosie and Delilah full time. Doc needs to be in a roomier area, he’s getting so big, and I’m afraid he may eventually hurt Stormy or Truly. I would like Rebel and Domino to move in with Storms and True, once Doc is with the bigpigs.
We have so much work to do, I’m so happy I’m on holidays for the next week. Pens need to be finished/built, mountains of stuff to go to the dump, and also mountains of winter poo to be moved to the manure pile. I was hoping to have a work party while I was on holidays, but with the threat of H1N1 still hovering, I feel the pigs are vulnerable to someone bringing in the virus, and I’d like to keep visitors to a minimum for the time being.
We received an email from a wonderful lady who is planning to participate in the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale, and she wants to donate all the profits to Ruby Ranch! What a wonderful surprise! We plan to go to the bake sale, and have been toying with the idea of taking little Stormy. We had a harness on him for the first time, and he didn’t mind it at all. He used to be quite the traveller when he was younger, he went to work with Bob every day when he was sick with his ear infection, so I think he’ll be alright with the trip to Guelph.
Check out all the great things happening around the world with this fantastic idea: www.veganbakesale.org