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 we can put them all in a wheel barrow. As they are completed, we can pop them back in with mama.
Additionally, the males (boars) needed castrated (barrows) and I was the pair of hands available to help Pig-farmer.
Not my favorite job. I hold … he “cuts.” No pictures of that; aren’t you glad?
Here is what I consider really, really weird. The pigs (naturally) squeal like a toddler that just had its sucker taken away from it. The second the procedure is finished they stop squealing and carry on like nothing happened. It makes me feel better, too, once I see that.
The runt is not doing well. I was hoping the iron shot would help. Or the creep feed would help. Not so. I think our baker’s dozen will soon drop to a normal dozen.
We also had a fun visit! Our kids are 22, 22, 21 and 19! Bonus! We have this cutie-2-year-old granddaughter.
Her Great-Grandma and Grandpa dropped by for a visit, too.
I have also started grazing the goats for short periods of time to get their stomachs used to fresh, green grass. They will bloat like a hot air balloon if I don’t acclimate them slowly.
So far, I have been able to move them in and out of their pen without incident. Having them accustomed to a rattling, clanging, metal, bucket of feed helps with that process!
The storms rolled in last night; dropping lots of rain, but luckily no damage.
View from my west deck:
North-east view from my front porch:
Hoping for sun and gentle winds today. 🙂