|Gruffy's water bucket|
|Gruffy, 18" at the shoulder|
|Waldo, growing daily|
I brought a clean bucket of water and Waldo came running over. He immediately started pushing on it. Suddenly, I realized what he was wanting. I hadn't refilled his piggy pool. I had cleaned it out during an autumn like cool spell earlier this month and forgotten to refill it. What was I thinking? It was hot again and of course the pigs wanted their water! So I filled the "pool". Waldo came, gave it a sniff, took a drink, and then proceeded to knock over the other bucket and flop down in his DIY mud. It wasn't water that he wanted, it was mud!
We hadn't had much luck at a proper pig wallow because the ground soaks the water up plus it evaporates too quickly. After a quick discussion with Dan, we came up with this ...
|I took the piggy pool and somewhat sank it in the ground. I filled it|
with dirt, added water, and there you have it - instant pig wallow.
Both Waldo and Polly are perfectly happy with their new mud bath. And Gruffy's happier too.