Life at the end of the road

February 28, 2010

And then there were nine :-(

Filed under: daily doings, harbour, pigs — lifeattheendoftheroad @ 8:44 am

Just to keep you up to speed really, it’s just after 8:00am on Sunday and I went pretty much straight to my bed last night after a long day.

Ali, the ice cold piglet died during the night, probably internal damage due to being squashed by mum, unfortunately quite common with wee piglets and large sows.

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I tucked the wee girl up in the dogs bed by the stove and went to bed, getting up around 2:00am to have a look at her but it was clear she was fading fast and by the time I got up at 5:00 she was dead 😦

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Still it was a fine enough morning when Molly and I went out around 6:00 to feed mum and the other 9 were doing fine so we left them to it and I set off for work.

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As I was early I went down to the old pier to have a look at the harbour works which were in full swing even at 7:00am

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Even though there was little traffic on the roads the ferry was exceptionally busy for a Saturday,

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with a DG (dangerous goods) and the bin lorry on the 8:25.

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There must have still been chaos on roads to the south and whilst the papers did arrive on time today the mail was late but that did not stop Royal Mail, they just sorted it out on the A 87 instead of the Post Office 🙂

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The dry but cold weather enabled a few short spells of painting in between traffic and frequent warm ups in the mess room 🙂

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The day ended with a lovely sunset down Loch Sligachan and I got home around 22:00 and went to bed 🙂

I got up early this morning and was pleased to see 9 healthy piglets for the first time in daylight

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and was most impressed by the view from Shona’s nest

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and now it’s 8:30 and I’m off to work 🙂

1 Comment »

  1. Really sad about the piglet – but if she was injured at least she had a warm last few hours.

    Glad the others are doing well.

    Lovely pics of early morning.


    Comment by Sue — February 28, 2010 @ 9:38 am

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