Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A stranger in the yard




Do you ever have one of those days where you watch the hours passing and you simply cannot get anything done. That's me! Today!

Would you believe me if I told you that it is pouring rain, lightening, and thundering right now? Well, it surely is. The loud thunder just shook the house. Who would have thought! You know what they say about thunder in the winter time. Snow within ten days!

It's been a strange day. Early this morning Eli got to barking and the Guineas were running through the yard hollering and carrying on, like there was danger around.

Even Dumperoo jumped up on the sewing table for a look outside...



Then I look out and see the goats perked up and on high alert for whatever is lurking about out there...



There is definitely something out here! But what? 

Old sleepy head goes with me out to the goat's lot and immediately he began barking and running around the fence checking things out...




That's when I see...wait, what is that coming up the road? 



Is that a pig?  It is! A pig stopping by...



Seems this pig has been the talk of the neighborhood lately, visiting around, sampling the dog's food from yard to yard, going under folk's houses and up on their porches. He is so cute! I really want to pet him but better not make him feel too welcome. He might want to stay.

Well, the storm has passed. Wonder how many leaves blew into the front yard. I will peep out to see and let you know. 

Thank you for visiting. Hope to return soon.

Love,
Henny






22 comments:

  1. That post made me smile, a visiting pig whatever next! Hope there are not too may leaves blown back into the garden.

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  2. Only you, Henny, would have a piggy visitor! I'm trying to envision this happening on my road. Nope, can't do it! So funny.

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    1. I'm to the point where nothing around here surprises me any more! :)

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  3. I will never complain about my feral kitties againnnn!
    My first thought was....whattttttttttttt!?!

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    1. That is funny. :) Hope your cute little kitties are getting tamer.

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  4. I love it. It is not fair that all of these animals show up at your house. We never have any strays. We do have wildlife the last few months we have been seeing a skunk in the neighborhood. I hope that he stays away I do not want anything spayed at my house. Love you!

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    1. A skunk is one animal we have never seen out here. That would probably scare me to death. This pig is tame and belongs to a couple down the road. Love you!

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  5. Well, for goodness sake! A pig!
    Jane x

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  6. ROFL we have those wild pigs here! Though yours looks a bit different than ours. Yours actually looks a bit more domestic than ours do. They are so big aren't they! Keeper barks at them too! Luckily they have not ever come past the fence that keeps the back of our property from the front where all my gardens are! They dig realllllly bag. They are a bit destructive so I hear. I have heard they can be mean as well to stay away from them. Your puppy could be my puppy... they really look a lot a like!

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    1. Actually, this pig is very tame and friendly. It belongs to a couple who live about a half mile from here, down in the bottom. Our white doggies do look a lot alike. Don't you just love this breed? It's like owning a big live teddy bear.

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  7. We had a pig visitor one time when we lived at the resort, all the tourists thought it was the most fun ever! Our neighbors raise Registered Durocs...they came down and lead the big boar back home! Your visitor looks like one of those pot bellied pigs...seems like all your animals were on watch!! :)

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    1. I think it is a pot bellied pigs that grew too big. That's the first time I've seen it up close, but it keeps all the dogs around here barking and carrying on. The pig won't stay at home.

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  8. Nothing would surprise me about your place. A pig, well of course! But I would never apply the adjective "cute" to him/her.

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    1. That's the truth! Poppy doesn't think there is anything cute about that pig either. :)

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  9. A pig that big would certainly freak out your critters.

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    1. The pig does keep the animals out this way stirred up and crazy!

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  10. What a surprise visitor! Where did it come from?

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    1. We have been hearing about this visiting pig. Yesterday was the first time I have seen it coming into the yard with it's tail wagging. The owners live about half a mile down the road, down in the bottom, as we call it. They can't keep the pig at home.

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  11. All I can say is that your definition of cute and my definition of cute are miles apart. I've always thought those potbellied pigs are the ugliest of things:)

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    1. Well, maybe I should not have said "cute". They really are ugly. It's their actions that are cute, wagging their tails and being friendly. A potbellied pig has never been something I've wanted for a pet. :)

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