I got one of the two hogs on the trailer Sunday evening after sowing some cover crops of rye and vetch and filling in some potholes in our dirt driveway with concrete. One hopped right on the trailer, but the other figured it was some kind of trick.
Jenifer got her to go onto the trailer Monday morning with some treats. The second hog was right. It was a trick.
My dad brought his livestock trailer down here Monday and he and Jenifer transferred the two hogs from our trailer to his, and then he and Jenifer carried them to the processing plant 17 miles away.
It is never easy to haul off animals you watched being born to have them killed so we and you can eat them.
Jenifer fed and watered these two pigs every day twice a day and talked to them. The free-roaming chickens and the evil geese formed bonds with the hogs. They were often in the pig pen gleaning grain the pigs did not eat.
This pig pasture was next to the driveway and we could check on them just by walking on the front porch.
Jenifer has been trying to get our boar and two sows moved to fresh pasture and their winter quarters all week.
George the boar and Stacy the sow were gung-ho. They hopped on the trailer for treats. Penny the sow just will not walk the shallow ramp to get on the trailer. Jenifer has tempted her with apples, pineapples, kiwis and cinnamon knock-off Cap’n Crunch cereal.
Penny loves the Cap’n Crunch and kiwis and will get halfway on the trailer, and then back down.