Jenifer finally got our two piglets a section of dirt to root around in next to our patch of Virginia gourd-seed corn.
We are feeding the blown-down corn from a storm three weeks ago to the pigs and saving seed from the corn that did not blow over. It’s a genetics thing. The corn that did not blow over is what we want to save seed from and propagate next year.
Once the piglets got off the trailer, they did not want to get back on it, where their water and feed were located.
Jenifer had made them a mud hole with the garden hose and they were digging it.
How do you get two young pigs back to their shelter and food and water source?
I cracked up when I came home for lunch on Wednesday. I could see that Jenifer had spent a good part of her morning driving four T-posts into the ground around the pigs’ mud hole and attaching a tarp to the posts to give the pigs some shade.
The pigs were lounging comfortably on the trailer. …
Dean Mullis writes from Laughing Owl Farm in Richfield; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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