Wednesday, October 3, 2012

More on the Pigs

We had some excitement yesterday:  the neighbor brought all six pigs over to our place.  There is a small pen and then a larger area with electric fencing.  We'll have all of them for about a month.  We aren't sure yet if our two will go back with his when he comes to get them, or if we'll just keep ours here.  Since these six have been with each other now for about 2 1/2 weeks, it might be best to keep them all together.

Young pigs are so much fun to watch.  They are constantly busy.  I can see that I'm going to be spending a lot of time out there just watching them.

Standing in their water trough.  A couple of them actually get all the way in and roll around.

Having fun rolling in the dirt.

They've grown quite a bit in the past couple of weeks, but now that they're outside and are able to run around and do what pigs do, they should really grow.

It sure is nice to have pigs around again.  A farm isn't complete without animals, and although we have chickens, I feel we need more kinds of animals.  I don't know if any other animals are in our future, but a beef cow might be nice.  The problem with that is we are running out of places to put more animals, especially since the buffalo are using most of our pastures.  Who knows what will happen in the next year?  Maybe we'll get one, maybe not.


  1. That is a lot of pigs to keep. We only did two this year and it was a whole lot of work.

    1. Yes, they are work, but so much fun to have around.
      I visited your blog and see that you have sons in the Army. I also have a son in the Army, but he is getting out in February. He was in Germany for two years and also did a tour of duty in Afghanistan; he's at Fort Hood right now. Where are your sons stationed?