Getting their veggies is not a quick affair. It drives my wife crazy sometimes. I go over each item carefully to make sure it's cleaned and any wilted or otherwise bad parts are trimmed off. When I have to travel and leave them in the care of family, I make up all of the vegetables they'll need while I'm gone and put them into Ziploc bags with names and dates for each piggie. I'm almost obsessive about their food. I think it comes from losing Scruffy to digestive system issues.
Whatever the reason, these little guys enjoy their food and I enjoy providing the best for them. That's why I put in the time and why I decided to try and grow fresh things for them to eat.
It's been smoky from the California wildfires so I haven't been able to get him or any of the boys outside much. I've been trying to compensate by picking and bringing them all fresh grass but that's not the same as getting them out there to run and graze. There's only about a month or so left until the lawn goes completely dormant, so I'm hoping things improve soon and they don't miss out on the rest of grazing season. We have a dog again, so floor time has become more of a challenge. My dog is very sweet and doesn't mess with the piggies, but I'm not taking any chances that she mistakes one of them for a play toy. I'd never forgive myself if I let any of the piggies get hurt.
Nail trims are next week. I'll try and get some pictures up.
Playing a little game of follow the leader. These two are the most active on the floor out of all my boys. Sammy is like a bucking bronco. He gets so excited, he doesn't know what to do with himself. It's so funny to watch! Had Mr Bubbles out, but he wasn't interested in anything but the carrot bits I spread around. He followed the trail, gobbling them up as he went along. When he finished, he just wanted to be held an cuddled. I was very happy to oblige him.
Sammy and Dean have been patiently waiting for the day when they get to go outside. Well that day is today! We're in a little bit of a warm weather stretch right now like a false spring. We're not wasting any of it. The grass is still mostly dormant, but this little spot by the house has green grass for them. They wasted no time attacking it and made the most of it. This weather won't last long. Old man winter isn't done yet, but we're taking advantage of the break.