The Canada Day longweekend signals the beginning of summer, and in true Canadian fashion, we loaded up the truck and headed for the cottage.
Six quails, five chickens, two ducks, two pigs, two cats, a dog, and six humans.
Everyone was pretty quiet and well behaved for the 3-1/2 hour drive. Here they are rushing for refreshments after the long trip.
Yes, I got ducks. No, I didn’t tell you about them, but I will in a future “DUCKponics” post.
If you haven’t spoon fed a pig, it should be on your bucket list. They are so polite and gentle when they eat from a spoon, genuinely appreciative of every morsel.
Open up! The purple mush is strained pulp and seeds I saved from making blackberry syrup. Too good to throw out, and the boys love it.
If you were on our lake, you would’ve heard Henry SCREAMING as he got weighed on his birthday. He hates being held, and no wonder! It’s not easy picking up a 104.5 lb screaming pig! Last year, he weighed 48 lbs, he’s more than doubled in size! Now that he’s two, I hope he and Rocco will stop growing or we’ll have to get an animal trailer.
Cottage life agrees with the boys as they take their luxurious two-hour afternoon naps.
When they get hot and thirsty, they head down to the beach for a cool dip and sip.
Rocco has lost most of his winter coat. He’s now kinda bald like Henry.
The bugs have been pretty bad, and the pigs have been scratching their bites against trees…