My day yesterday was manic........... took care of alzheimers client whilst husband having eye op, so that was an early start! Then her insulin pen didn't work so had to get another one out of the fridge, then wait for it to be at room temp.............. plus timing with her food, great start to the day. Then someone came to relieve me so I could go the farm,
here's where the fun REALLY starts:
Managing farm shop, blowing an absolute gail, had to cover the plants with sheets that wanted to fly away and take me with them, then the hailstorms started and stopped all play, or so I thought! A huge lorry arrived with a compost delivery for sale and whilst that was being unloaded, a PIG trotted by?!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yep I couldn't believe it either lol........... well obviously it had burst itself out of its pen and decided to take a stroll down to the road entrance! The A49!!! (a killer road)
Now this is one MASSIVE LADY PIG lol but we did manage to divert it back into the field where it started frolicing and running wild and having a fine ole time - all I had to do was keep it there, little ole me with a broom stick held horizontal to give me 'biggness' lol.
Whilst owner dealt with the delivery the pig continued happily and getting further into the field which was great............. so I relaxed and kept my eye on the farm shop etc, but when I looked back that blasted pig was heading towards me at full gallop (yep, it was a gallop) with is head and ears being thrown about in delight, which is great, but at me - Heeelllp!!!!
There was NO way I was going to be able to stop this pig.............. was there? Well my farming experiences are few, but I decided to plod as fast as I could towards this pig, weilding my horizontal broom and yelling - and that pig just stopped in surprise - as did I lol!
How triumphant was I.............. until I saw where it was head towards, its pen alright, but via a HUGE pig/hen dung heap! I couldn't believe this................. and yes it was having a wonderful time rolling and nuzzling and jumping about - but the smell - urgh, so I just backed off, and just in time, cause it decided to shake itself like a dog and spray muck everywhere - you should have seen me stagger back as fast as I could - but that was it - Ray could deal with the rest, I wasn't going any nearer!!!
I now understand fully the expression: 'Happy as a pig in Muck' (polite version lol)
Just in case you wondered what I'd been up to lol
The last time this pig escaped it did get into the farm shop first, pinched two loaves of bread in bags, carried in mouth and on got onto the road - a friendly local van driver rescued and returned her and she quite happily trotted back into the field still with the bread dangling from her mouth - she's obviously a great escape artist!!