We had a bit of a drama here last week. I arrived home from a meeting and went down the hill to feed the piglets only to find the baby goat, Lavender, with a broken leg. She likes to climb fences and must have slipped.
So I dropped the box of pig food (a dozen cauliflowers) to attend to the goat and Hamster – the sneaky wee pig whose bacon is well and truly already cooked – became enraged and slipped under the fence (which cost a fortune and is meant to be pig proof!!) to get at the food. I opened the pigs’ gate and put the food in their paddock to entice Hamster back but of course good piglet Hamlet decides to come out to see what’s happening and meanwhile Raspberry the naughty goat, thinking no one was looking, decided it an ideal opportunity to enter the pig’s paddock to scoff all the food.
I then let Badge the perfect pup into the paddock to round everyone up and he got all excited as he’s not usually allowed to chase the animals and really it became a total zoo with them all being very naughty indeed! I just stayed on the ground holding poor Lavender who fell over every time she tried to run.
Somehow the chaos all sorted itself out and the piglets went back into their paddock to eat their dinner. I then had to wrestle Raspberry away from the pigs’ dinner and lift her back over the fence to her own space, and I tell you, that girl seriously needs to go on a diet!
The vet soon arrived with his bag of magic potions and now Lavender is in a cast for six weeks, poor girl.