Mouse & Piglets Eating
Maybe it looks cute when you’re little but there is a reason your mother told you not to eat with your mouth open. It makes you look like a pig, Mouse. Oh, wait, she is a pig, despite the name. Okay, I caught her at a most inopportune moment. Paparazzi are like that.
The piglets look small standing next to Mouse but they’re actually quite large now, bigger than my boot which they nibble and snuffle at when I come to visit. Her piglets are eating cottage cheese and whey, stealing a part of her daily ration so I bring a bit extra. They’re nibbling on bits of her hay as well. After four weeks she’s starting to thin up a bit. Soon they’ll wean and she won’t have to support both their and her own appetites.
Will has been working on building them a good winter space in the atrium where they’ll have protection from the wind and be easy to get to for morning chores. In not too long the snows will melt and they’ll be out on real pasture. Helliconia Winter is the story of their lives.
Outdoors: 24°F/2°F Partially Sunny
Farm House: 38°F/34°F
Tiny Cottage: 63°F/59°F