Time to get some more backyard pigs. My friend who we get our pigs from called me the other day and said the piglets were ready. Since we have been having nothing but rain the past month and we haven’t had a chance to get the barn built, I had to get our pen we built last year ready for the pigs. We can move them over to the barn when we we get it done.
the area was a little overgrown
So I went around and took the electric tape down
and started weed wacking around the area
I decided to let the pasture grow some more to give them some grazing when I finally release them in a couple weeks
the pen itself was way overgrown
so I weed wacked the pen
and went and grabbed some straw for bedding
that should keep them warm, I don’t want to deal with pneumonia like I did last year
I mounted the gate and then remembered I had cut the border so the pigs didn’t have to step over it last year
so I nailed down a 2×4 to keep them from going under the gate while they were small
the pen is ready
I grabbed the solar fence charger out of the pantry
and wired it back up
and set it on the porch to charge for the next several days
so I called my friend yesterday to see if he was going to be around so I could swing by, he said he would. It was a strange day, the weather was very similar to when we took the animals to the processor last year, I’m not sure if that’s a good omen or not.
I drove over to my friends house, he has a great set up, some day I should ask him to do a picture tour of his place, but I digress.
Momma wasn’t sure about me
So my friend set her outside
the other sow came over to see what was up, he breeds them both
the boar really didn’t care either way
we picked another male and female this year, the male has different coloring, my wife loves him
I released them into the pen and they went around checking out their new digs
they were a little skittish, but I was able to get them to eat some bread out of my hand this morning, now I just have to get them to give me their belly when I scratch their sides