The new batch of piglets have arrived. They are so fat! Brian the breeder parked in the hay field and they handed the piglets over the fence one by one. Express delivery!
There was one very tiny runt baby that he threw in for free. Freebee spent the whole afternoon lying IN the feed-bowl eating. You can see him in the background there. He is a rather jolly wee fellow.
They are quite soft and chubby from their high corn indoor no exercise diet but that will be easy to correct. Although Brian the Breeder does raise them differently from me he always produces solidly built, sweet-natured, healthy, easy going animals that adapt well to a vegetarian diet and being Herefords they are easy to train.
Molly’s Eight are well on their way and drinking standing up now. Once they get to this stage they really start to put on weight.
I meant to tell you that as the Thistle Eaters munch through a patch of thistles I will shift their whole pen then sow oats into the area they turned so they can return to the same patch after six weeks. I expect it will take a few go rounds to really dent the thistles.
Del is wondering what they are eating that she is not eating. Even though it was hellish windy again yesterday she was calm and relaxed which is good.
The two angus calves are above. Lovely animals. One is a heifer you will remember. So she needs to go into the breeding program in a few months.
Today I hope we can work on the fences on the West Side. I need to block these cows off this winter area so it can recover. They have a lot of respect for my electric fences so it is not too difficult.
Abundant sunshiny day today! Hope you have a great day too!