Three Little Pigs

On this oppressively warm and overcast afternoon we took a brief drive into the forest.

Unobliging cattle grazing on Bull Hill took off across the road when I disembarked from the Modus to photograph them.

Jackie provided me with today’s title when she said that it was a shame that a fourth piglet joined the smallest trio we have ever seen loose during the pannage season. I therefore excluded the interloper. I trust the road markings will give an adequate indication of scale.

The recent ice cream and other summer symbols decorating crocheted letter collection box on Pilley Hill now sports current seasonal delights.

5 days ago we had to turn back when the trunk and limbs of this blighted oak blocked Undershore.

This evening Elizabeth came to dinner and helped us finish Angela’s authentic Chinese chicken and prawn curry with egg rice, spring rolls, prawn toasts, and wontons, with which Jackie drank Hoegaarden and my sister and I drank more of the Cabernet Sauvignon.


      1. Food was ok. Server was decent and quite a character. We arrived when the restaurant opened and the kitchen staff had to call the waiter in the back 3X to tell him he had customers. I wonder if Tony Soprano was in the back visiting. The waiter accidently poured water on the patriarch of the second table to be served. He apologized and then told that table and us several times that he had not done something like that for a long time, but at least it was just water. He offered to move them to a dry table and they accepted.

    1. I do like that breed of cattle also. It’s good to know there WERE endangered; I assume that means they okay now.

      I just found out there are also Dutch Belted cattle. We learn a lot from Derrick’s prompts, eh?

  1. I agree with Road Retirement, they are an attractive and impressive breed and much admired. Loving those piglets, how lovely to see them at this time of year.
    Oh, and I envy your supper.

  2. Sweet unobliging cattle! ๐Ÿ™‚
    The cutie piggies were more cooperative! Letting you photograph them from face to tip of tail and everything in between! ๐Ÿ˜€
    That’s an oinker of a great title, Jackie! ๐Ÿ˜› I wonder if they were out there today trying to avoid The Big Bad Wolf. ??? ? ๐Ÿ˜‰ ? ๐Ÿ˜› ?
    Beautiful seasonal decorations on the letter box! Boo, indeed! ๐Ÿ˜€
    Oh, the trunk and limbs of the blighted oak looks like an animal to me…I see the face, body, front legs and tail! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    (((HUGS))) <3
    The Three Little Pigs received a letter in the mail.
    First Pig (reading the letter to the other two pigs): "We're being sued by The Big Bad Wolf. Apparently, he injured his back on our property while trying to blow the brick house down."

  3. That would be so cool to see farm animals wandering all over. I could never be a rancher but I would love to see them! I don’t know if I missed it, or if you never noted it before, but what is pannage season? I don’t think we have one here.

    1. I have noted it occasionally. It is that time in the autumn when pigs are let out to eat up acorns and such, known as mast, which are poisonous to ponies. Thanks very much for reading and asking, AnneMarie

      1. You’re welcome, Derrick. That level of skill needs to be recognized! (As well as dedication to providing one’s neighbors with a cheerful sight as they go about their day-to-day.)

  4. I often envy you living in a place where you see ponies and pigs roaming free. But I wold worry about these young ones out on there own. I will now comfort myself by imagining them as wild children out on adventure.

  5. The decorated letter collection box is a reminder of the old world charm of corresponding with people. The postman used to be a much loved, much awaited, and at times dreaded bearer of tidings.

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