I found this picture of `Alice` when she was quite small. She had delivered her fist litter by now and become a pet.
I had to build many different houses for her in the next few years. When she was first pregnant we thought that it was because she was a Potbellied Pig and was just developing. as she was so small and didn`t look old enough to have young. The problem is that she came from the Wolf Sanctuary and there are a lot of boars of all sizes walking free.
When I built a house next to my stoop she used to come every morning about 6 o`clock for breakfast. She would rattle the gate until I came outside. After breakfast it was a complete bushing all over her body, it certainly made the fir shine and it calmed her down when she was in Estrus. She would then walk with me round the small holding boundry like a dog, except I never tried a lead. She grew to be a huge pig but was always active. As you can see in number 4 she grew a long mane during the winter, which she didn`t mind me holding her back with when we had problems.If strangers came onto the property she would chase them barking like a dog, but would always come back when I whistled.Going from the gate to the house which was over 250 meters she could keep up with my car doing at least 30 km/h.
It was Alice`s morning ritual that got me into photographing the sunrise every day.
I`ve heard of a Dog in the manger but this looks like a goat.
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i will start off with last nights sunset which was not as colorful as most of them, but it`s that time of the year.
We have had a lot of Paragliders around just lately so I took a walk up a little road nearby and found the reason, it`s the launching site.
I also found a place to take a uninterrupted view of the next sunset.
Also behind the trees there is a nice rock formation that will be great for Geocaching.
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It is very strange that the Eclipse of the moon was called the Red Moon. In the photos I took they came out red on the photos until the absolute eclipse and then even the cine camera would not record the light. When looking through binoculars the moon was just in black and white. I woke at 1 o`clock and the moon was just a round ball but the wind was blowing so hard that I had to tie the tripod to a garden chair to keep it still. here are a few of the still photos I took between 1 and 7 o`clock in my garden.
If you are using a laptop the screen should be tilted back for best results.
I found that the zoom was too high on the first ones.
This was taken on the other side of the house at about 6:30 and it looks like the clouds are hiding some of the Moon. Unfortunately these are not as good as seeing the photos from the web but this is what we see in our gardens with standard cameras.
This was a traffic accident that was sent to me from Germany.
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I had a WhatsApp from my Brother in the UK and it is basically summer there and it was raining most of the day. Here in SA we have had very little rain so the garden looks great. everything in the flower garden is still giving a good show of blooms. It is probably the most colorful it`s been for a long time.
Some of the blooms.
The Veggie garden is also doing fine and has just had a few beds cleared. we have just harvested Leeks,Cabbage,Turnips.Beetroot and Sweet Potatoes. Most things are now in the sealing state although there are still a lot of Turnips, Leeks and herbs still on tap.
These are a few of the veggies from last summer which will soon be here. this year I have had to decrease the size of the Veggie garden as I couldn`t find enough friends and family to use them all.
As usual I have put some of this months sunrises at the end of the blog.The weather is quite changeable, some days very overcast and others like a summers day. :-)
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The start of most of my blogs is the Sunrise the morning at the beginning of my day. some days however the sunrise is so uneventful that it isn`t worth showing.
Today`s Sunrise was not so colorful.
The garden is starting to get some new color now, this is a corner under a Peach tree. There are a lot of blossoms on it at the moment and the leaves come just before the hot sun.
Under the Peach Tree.
Here is a line of code of which the answer is on the last blog.
This article below is from our local free paper the CX Times.
Does anyone remember this blogger, he wrote some of the best satire under the user name Sarcasm.
His name on iblog and Mweb was `Wheelyboy`. I Have been trying to contact Roly for some time now but all his pages have been deleted and the email is no longer active. I feel maybe his illness has taken a turn for the worse.He was very sick and even a year ago he had to get someone else to answer my email as he was only reading them.
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It`s funny but when you are no longer working the days don`t seem to change much. Today however a lot of new things occurred, firstly I finally found a free App to turn my smart phone into a GPS. This may be the answer to geocaching as it`s about R1500 for a standard hand held GPS.
And the other day my kids got me into the 21st century by sorting out the WhatsApp, I can now keep in contact with all my friends and my brother in the UK. It`s a lot cheaper than texting everyone.The problem I found was that you have to log on to a WiFi and can`t just use your data to log on.The sunrise this morning was very disappointing as the mist was very heavy, it was supposed to be raining this morning, but who can believe the weather forecast.
The code that I put on Facebook which is below can now be cracked.
I`ve since decided that the next one is good enough for using on Geocache as my Daughter and I have started hiding caches.
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