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AldenM1
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Post   » Thu May 06, 2010 10:11 am


Well, thanks! The things you learn! :)

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MildredM
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Post   » Thu May 06, 2010 2:52 pm


Oh yes, that looks a bit like a cross between our 'spring greens' (which ours hate) and a new thing that came out, it was very dark leaved . . . . oh, what was it called? It had nigra (or nero or something) in the name . . . I just can't recall what it was, it is only here in summer. The girls liked it and didn't get wind, they only ever had a very small quantity, once a week.
Everyone in the Jan Karon book I was reading was eating Collards with everything!

Edit: It was cabbage nero!

It all reminds me of Wilma, she had a talent for getting rolled up in cabbage type leaves!

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How are those boys today Alden? Did you feed them?!

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codyNpatches
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Post   » Thu May 06, 2010 2:58 pm


The girls liked it and didn't get wind.

That statement made my day!

Alden, do you give your boys cucumber chunks every morning? I am always afraid to give too much. Do your boys ever get runny poos from it? Cody and Patches normally get a couple of slices when we eat them and they get the skins. My son and I sit and eat whole cucumbers (cut up). I love salt and pepper on mine!

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MildredM
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Post   » Thu May 06, 2010 3:08 pm


All ours love cucumber, codyNpatches! We have never, ever had problems with it. Naturally, you would introduce it, or increase their allowance, slowly. I don't think they want salt and pepper on it, thank you :)

Fairy won't drink water but slurps slices of cool cucumber with great enjoyment (cool, not ice cold)!

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AldenM1
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Post   » Thu May 06, 2010 3:52 pm


here's my confession. I kind of hate cooking... even for the boys. Also, i like to sleep. So I pre-prepare their breakfasts so I can just throw it in the cage on my way out the door in the morning. Lettuce doesn't work well for that (it gets soggy), so I have been using chunky stuff -- peppers (yellow or red preferably), cucumbers, etc. If it's a small cucumber I give them each half; bigger cucumbers get cut into quarters. There's NEVER cucumber left over when I get home.

No runny poos ever. And I can't tell you much about Snickers's drinking habits -- I've seen him drink, but not very often. Charlie of course likes to drink two sips after every two bites of pellets. I have caught him substituting with cucumber on days when he still has some -- two bites of kibble, two bites of cucumber, repeat. :)

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codyNpatches
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Post   » Thu May 06, 2010 4:02 pm


Awww, Alden, I hope to meet them one day.

When I feel like it, I wash everything and bag it for the fridge, other times I just wash as I go. I got off track for a while and was only giving them veggies at night, but now I try to do breakfast and dinner. I know they won't over eat in one sitting, but I still feel better about giving them veggies twice a day. I understand that some people are fine with only once a day though.

Yesterday they didn't get breakfast, they got dinner and then a midnight snack.

Anyway, more pictures please!

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AldenM1
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Post   » Thu May 06, 2010 4:12 pm


I wish I could. I'm working a double shift today... just started my second one. Tomorrow too! so all i've got is the pigcam. :(

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TexCavy

Post   » Thu May 06, 2010 6:46 pm


Cute pig pics Alden, and Libby did a nice job decorating.

moonfall

Post   » Thu May 06, 2010 10:32 pm


Mildred, that pic of Wilma wrapped up in the cabbage leaves would make an adorable cake!

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AldenM1
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Post   » Fri May 07, 2010 9:40 am


Friday Pictures: The "I haven't had enough sleep" edition

Night Of The Living Dead Lettuce
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Double Stink-Eye
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Equitable distribution of resources?
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Sidera17

Post   » Fri May 07, 2010 10:38 am


C'mere Chocobutt........ C'mere!

lilbitorange

Post   » Fri May 07, 2010 12:24 pm


haha that picture with your dog is so funny :) such an innocent expression! Love your pig pics to!

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AldenM1
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Post   » Fri May 07, 2010 1:00 pm


I know the PigCam pictures are hard to decipher, but here's one of something weird I've noticed going on this week.

In this particular occurrence, Snickers is asleep in the upstairs-right cuddle cup. Charlie is in the downstairs litter box, doing the weird thing. Yesterday he did this for about half an hour. He stood up on his hind legs, front paws on the rim of the litter box, and looked like he was listening to/for something intently.

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Is he receiving a transmission from the mothership? Is the dog wandering around the room? But if the latter, wouldn't Charlie be looking in her direction as well as just listening intently? He only seems to be staring straight ahead...

In other good news, today I ordered the expansion kit to turn my cage into a double 2x4 on wheels. I hadn't QUITE saved up for it but with Snickers's increasing mass I really think it will be useful. Unless, as my husband fears, boars are like goldfish and they grow to the capacity of the container you keep them in!

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BeanieBaby11

Post   » Fri May 07, 2010 1:15 pm


The mothership thing made me laugh so hard! Thanks Alden, for making me laugh when I have a horrible sinus infection :-)

I'm sure they'll really enjoy the double 2x4! Where do you get the "expansion kit" from?

Tuggell

Post   » Fri May 07, 2010 1:18 pm


I'm curious just how much pigs do rely on their sight. Mine don't seem to see too amaziongly well. And with their eyes kinda being on the sides of their heads, I think that just because the nose is pointed one direction doesn't mean they care what's over there. So maybe Charlie is looking at the dog?

slavetofuzzy
4 the Good of all Pigs

Post   » Fri May 07, 2010 2:11 pm


Can you hear with your webcam too? Or is it visual only? Can you see if he's moving at all? He could be chirping. When I've seen pigs chirp, they stand stark still and seem to be in a trance.

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AldenM1
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Post   » Fri May 07, 2010 2:18 pm


I have limited audio, but I'm not sure it'd be good enough to pick up chirping. The one reason I'd guess it ISN'T chirping is that Snickers is sound asleep -- and whenever I've played chirping videos, Snickers gets really upset. Charlie doesn't seem to care, but Snickers seems to kind of panic.

slavetofuzzy
4 the Good of all Pigs

Post   » Fri May 07, 2010 5:02 pm


Maybe they have it worked out - this is Charlie's time to stand guard. Later it's Snickers! ;)

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TexCavy

Post   » Sat May 08, 2010 3:56 pm


Maybe Charlie is chirping.

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Bugs Mom

Post   » Sat May 08, 2010 4:06 pm


Lady bug would sit and listen too. Since she was completely blind I knew she wasn't looking at anything so I would listen too. Most of the time she was hearing something I couldn't so I would just ignore it.

Piggys do not have great eyesight but fantastic hearing.

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