Unexpected bounty

Golden October looked a bit like fading into November Gloom here today

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But the excitement of still being on the first time round of the annual circle means we are susceptible to surprises

of late raspberries
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and unexpected plumbs
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A fast pig is a fit pig

When Spot arrived she had just finished the gruelling processes of nursing a voracious litter and was a bit saggy.  Her previous carer said that at this point it would be impossible to feed her too much.  Now animals we are used to, like hens, can feed ad lib and just eat what they need but it seems pigs will eat all that is given to them and their weight is in our hands – which seems a responsibility.

Spot now looks fine and I think the fact that she can emerge from the wood at a gallop shows she is not overweight

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In fact she moves so fast that her ears bounce up and down meaning she can briefly see where she is going

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Bert doesn’t do fast

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at the moment he mainly does sullen – standing a couple of yards from the fence through which he used to do a Pyramus and Thisbe and wondering why it now causes him pain.

Elsewhere October is  mainly red

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as the ducks set off on their morning walk-about

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Pethan eraill yn y tyddyn heddiw:

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Is there more to ducks than meets the eye?

The ducks were enclosed by netting but the rabbits made holes in it every night through which the ducks started exploring.  In the end we let them explore… at first they visited the younger ducklings, which was reasonable, but today they were assessing the underside of the vehicle, which was worrying

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then they set off looking for further education

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Elsewhere  it was a Golden October Day

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Poultry perambulations

Every morning the Older Cayugas get up, have their morning bath and then set off for a little walk

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down to visit the Younger Cayugas

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Sometimes the three hens from up the road pass by to pay their respects

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Meanwhile the three cockerels

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Shelia
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and Floppy
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practise that special look which is part fierceness, part lechery and part gorgeousness.

The Autumn Juvenile hedgehogs, who are in protective custody, have a new home in a shed all to themselves and last night celebrated with a party

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Pethan eraill yn y tyddyn heddiw:

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and the sun sets on another day of rural contentment

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Bert’s day out

Yesterday Bert spent some time away from his own personalised home

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passing through here

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to some untouched grassland

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which he quickly customised

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spending the day in a variety of activities

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He temporarily vacated his home so that his boundary with Spot could receive an addition

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On his return he closely inspected the new addition…

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…once

Pethan eraill yn y tyddyn heddiw:

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