Do you remember the piglet that was having trouble in the cold early last winter. He kept vomiting up his food? Almost died. I brought him inside then gave him to the pig rescue lady just before I began my travels. Do you remember that one?
Well here he is a number of months later. He lives with Lori (the pig rescue lady) – she loved him so much she kept him – he even sleeps in her bed with her. His litter mates were just sold at over 200 pounds and Herbie is barely hitting 35 pounds. He has trouble with food still. But is such a sweet pig.
She took Rue with her yesterday to be Herbie’s best mate. Later she sent me a picture of them sleeping together on her couch.
I flooded the piglets concrete pad with water and they were all in there cooling their heels. Today I will make a proper wallow for them down in the field.
All 16 are getting along well. Though in the night they still sleep separately, in the baby beds that they are fast growing out of. I put their feed in a myriad of different bowls all around the barn so the little ones can get in to feed without the bossy big ones shoving them out. Though it won’t be long and they will be shoving ME out.
It was so hot and windy yesterday that I had to stop planting and watering by the middle of the day (I started watering before the milking) then I started again late afternoon and finished watering at 10 pm. Much better to water when it is not blowing hot, but it makes for a long day.
And we have more blistering hot weather on the way. I am so glad the chickens are all finished – this weather would have been terrible for them.
I hope you have a lovely day.
Weather forecast: Good and hot and windy again. Not good planting weather but unfortunately good hoeing weather.
Sunday 06/11 0% / 0 inSunny skies. High 91F. Winds SSW at 15 to 25 mph.
Sunday Night 06/11 10% / 0 inClear skies. Low 71F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.