Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Pigs Might Fly

The weather last few days has been very fine for February but I have not been able to enjoy it as I am, as they say in Norn Iron, 'dosed with the coul.'

I have noticed since I started hanging out with toddlers that I get a cold about four times a year. It used to be only about once or twice a year. Small children are germy little beasts.

Another thing I will not be able to enjoy is a quiet house for Bert is away and there is just me, Pearlie, the two cats, three dogs, 7 chickens and 5 calves. Unfortunately I am responsible for feeding all these creatures. Although the pigs, Lily and Rusty are quite capable of helping themselves. This is to be avoided and I have asked Bert to put all the pig and calf feed in a safe place. He put it in a trailer with sides down, right at the edge, good and handy for a tall pig standing on hind legs. Luckily I got to it before they did so the only way they're getting into that trailer is if they sprout wings and fly.

In fact, must go and see if they have broke out and are rampaging through the yard.

I have very high hopes that I will be feeling better tomorrow.

Postscript. Darn pigs were nowhere to be seen but they had left a trail of tumblings behind them. Pigs are rough. I eventually found them in Bert's workshop where they had broken open a big bag of peanuts intended for the birds. Perhaps they thought eating bird food would help them to fly.


Grannymar said...

Nelly, them there pigs heard you!

Take care and get well soon.

Nelly said...

I've just made myself a toddy. The woman in the shop said I should add vinegar to it. Apparently that is a surefire cure!

Mage said...

I'm so very sorry. You and the barnyard critters plus a cold. That's pretty hard work.

Nelly said...

Thanks Mage but I'm sure I'll survive. A little nightly Bushmills and some paracetamol work wonders!

ganching said...

I hope you get over your bad ould dose soon.

Anna said...

Have an extra toddy for me. No cold, just achey hands.


Nelly said...

Achey hands sound horrid. Hope you're feeling better.

Brighid said...

Burn'n daylight and feel'n no pain here thanks to the ah medicine!
Sorry to hear your the lone unpaid hand, but your no weak woman, you'll do fine.