Without Pumpkin Pie ….
It was time to wean her. Weaning is not for the wimpy. They both mooed and bellowed. All. Night. Long. For two nights. By night 3, everyone was settling down. Once Abigail’s milk has dried up, they will be together again. This will all help Abigail come back into heat for breeding.
The dozen piglets were also weaned. I think Bernice did the happy-dance back into her normal pen! The piglets are super playful:
The new pumpkin patch got tilled right before the rains moved in!
I also worked on planting flowers. Pictures of those will hopefully be beautifying this blog this summer!
Plus … we had a college graduation and Mother’s Day!
Additionally … as though there wasn’t quite enough going on …. Ed finished the floor and wood work on the upstairs room.
Plus, there is a goat story. The plan had been to take the four males to the Arthur Sale Barn early Monday morning. (Insert pouty face here.) Sunday night, I was tired, dirty, sweaty, smelly and hungry. While I had a little snack, I popped open my laptop. Lo & behold, my pastor had contacted me through Facebook … he happened to be driving with a friend that was interested in buying young Boer goats! The two young ‘uns will have a new home soon. Somehow, through that happening, Pig-Farmer softened his stance on selling my original two (Tim & Eric) … for now. They have a purpose for me – they are my “lead” goats. When I need to move them, call them in for feeding, etc. those two come running and the others follow suit. Goats are quite the herd-animals. Whew!