Pigs In Greenhouse
Although we do not have the cover on the greenhouse yet we have been moving pigs in to the wind protected space created by the north tarp.
Although fifteen have shifted to sleeping in the new space, not all of the pigs are convinced yet that this is a better place. Pigs are very much creatures of habit and they like their deep bedding pack that is composting in the more open location in the grove higher up the hill. The wind isn’t all that bad since they dig in and the 80°F deep bedding pack I can understand to be quite enticing.
When we get the tarp on it will still be open for fresh air but protected from precipitation so the snow pack won’t continue to build up on their bedding. I expect that within a week the south herd will shift to sleeping in the new space. The high winds and feeding of treats in the new location should both help to make it seem like home.
Outdoors: 2°F/-21°F Sunny, Very Windy
Tiny Cottage: 61°F/55°F
Daily Spark: The war counsel sat down stiffly around the circle, their voices interplaying with deep thrumming growls like distant thunder as they discussed the situation, occasionally at particular points of negotiation there was twitching of ears, noses and a showing of fang.