Monthly Archives: April 2014

The bad (down to 12) and the good

The runt did not survive.    Sunday, I was still hoping.  Monday, I started to face the facts.  Tuesday, reality.  So, there is that.  Just make the coffee and carry on. Monday, I had the opportunity to speak at our … Continue reading

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Tuning in (and catching up) Tuesday

I’m not sure where the weekend went.  We had one, I’m sure … but it was a bit of a blur. The piglets needed their iron shots.  To keep them corralled and to have a system, while they are little … Continue reading

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Photo Friday with the Piglets

9 Days Old 13 alive 1 I’m worried about However, we have begun introducing creep feed.  Tiny, piglet-sized supplemental nutrition. Some are catching on to it after only a couple of days. (Notice how their tiny ears have “popped” and … Continue reading

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There’s one in every crowd

Posey, front & center, thought the photo shoot was all about her. Actually, watch the guy with the tub behind her.      Happy Hump Day, friends!  

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Mama Mia!

Every time I check on the pigs I say, “Mama Mia!  That’s a lot of mouths to feed.” Good job, Bernice.  13 babies still alive. There are 13 in there, all jumbled up. Easter weekend was busy.  Full of work on Saturday, … Continue reading

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And now there are 13

The tiniest of the runts passed away yesterday. On my watch. I had been updating the traveling pig-farmer with phone messages.  Trying to prepare him In actuality, I was preparing myself.  He knew it was likely.  It often is; especially … Continue reading

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Friday Funnies

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14 Baby Berkshires

Today has dawned like a beautiful spring day.  Much, much better than the beginning of the week.  Pig-farmer left for Missouri last night, after checking the pigs.  Once, twice, three times, or more.  I hesitatingly walked to the barn this … Continue reading

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Birth day for Berkshire Piglets

The babies started arriving early this morning.  Pig-farmer was home and on duty.  (Whew…) There are 10 little piggies.  So far. {UPDATE!  Pig-farmer just came in and said there are now 14!  14 piglets!} Pig-farmer thinks a couple of the … Continue reading

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Fun with PicMonkey

For Sunday evening entertainment, I chose a few pictures I’ve taken recently to edit on http://www.PicMonkey.com.  It’s kinda fun. What do you think? Oh!  Mustn’t forget Pig-farmer.  We moved Bernice into her farrowing pen Saturday.  She is due Tuesday.  All … Continue reading

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