Tag: hogs

SHIFTING

To move a mob of pigs takes a lot of preparation. (Unlike a break-out that takes no preparation at all).  The Six had finished their smaller sunflower field and were ready to take on the big one. I had been holding off while the…

NOTHING LIKE A GOOD BREAK-OUT!

Usually everything is pretty calm at this time of year. Until it is not.   We all go about our business hoping the feed will hold out. Worrying about rain. Counting eggs, checking gates, checking feed and generally just poddling about. Until we get…

CROCODILE MOLLY

I am quite sure Molly is pregnant. Well, kind of quite sure.

ROADS

Little showers yesterday. Dark with clouds. Even a mild breeze. And lots of growth.

HMM, INTERESTING

Not pretty – but pretty interesting.

FouR INCH NaiLS

Or four and a half inches of rain depending on your preference. My titles seldom make any sense. I write almost every day and never get around to putting thought into my titles. 

GOING GREEN

Slowly but steadily, I am getting all the pigs into their Pig Pastures with all the good green feed. 

THE LINE UP

POPPY’S Six are growing like weeds. They were three weeks old yesterday and I am in no hurry to wean them so they will continue to grow like weeds. 

SLEEPING WITH THE WINDOWS OPEN

POPPY has her doors open wide now and everything is so much calmer in the farrowing pen.  I have the windows open in the house and both of us are losing that claustrophobic feeling. 

THE LADY PIG FARMER

I did not set out to be a pig farmer but there you are. Yesterday when I was talking to the man who was going to reverse my trailer into a tight spot, I heard someone else say behind me, in a low voice, to…

IN HEAT

Every now and then we have to talk of “country matters.” Molly came into heat yesterday and Manu was invited to “visit”. 

REALITY

Yesterday, when my new second-hand shelves arrived in three random boxes ready for me to put the shelves together without directions and with pieces missing, I thought how this would be a fun game to play on a Reality TV show.  The player is handed a…