Empty shed, all ready for little pigs
Exit horse, enter pigs!
This past summer, my long-time equine companion Rory went to live on a retirement farm in New York. Left with an empty shed, I tried a goat. Whom I loved. Unfortunately, he attacked everyone else, including my son Trey, so he too moved to another farm. Again, the shed was empty. Then I saw the little pigs for sale on craigslist.
Flash forward a month or so and the adventure is unfolding! When I found this exceptional deal on little pigs (called feeders) I called friends who had gone in with me on my last pastured pig experience and they were as excited as I was to purchase little pigs and raise them out. (If you recall, we found a GREAT deal on finished pastured hogs earlier this year.)
So, we spent Sunday getting ready for our little pigs. I was scheduled to take the road trip on Monday, but, as you see, the shed is still empty.
The breeders are incredibly conscientious folks, and as we talked about their new living quarters it was decided that the little pigs could use one more week in the breeders' barn, so I will be going later this week. Stay tuned for pictures of our adventure - Trey will be coming along to meet the farmers and see the set up.
I'm curious to see how this experience unfolds. I will be trying a co-op type relationship, where we each purchase our own pigs and supplies, but I do the daily care. I'll be keeping a journal of this experience on the blog, so you'll want to 'like' and keep an eye on the Facebook page for updates to the website.