Mudbath

25 Aug

So it’s getting fairly hot here.

The summer has been pretty mild so far, but the next 3 days are all going to be in the nineties.

The pigs are not fans of the nineties.

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Trixie, like the other pigs, has taken up a new hobby: wallowing.
They wallow early in the day, then retire to the cool concrete floor of the barn.

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This old concrete water-trough seems to be their favorite spot to wallow. I’ve seen as many as 5 pigs crammed in that trough at once.
There is an old pipe that used to fill the tank from the now-defunct cistern. I’ve been keeping a few inches of water in the bottom of the trough. The pigs have gradually wallowed out quite a lot of the dirt that had filled the trough up to the top.
It’ll be interesting to see how far down it goes…

One Response to “Mudbath”

  1. grasspunk August 26, 2013 at 4:45 am #

    For some reason I am thinking of this Nelly vid but with pigs. Maybe you need to give them a soundtrack to wallow to?

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