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Musings of our Pigs

~~~New Piggles~~~

~~~New Piggles~~~

Apparently Mother Earth has deemed this to be Springtime… Even though it’s the beginning of February…..yesterday, I discovered that Sweetie (our now-not-quite-so-feral-sow) had presented me with a new litter of piglets. ~~~Seven~~~ I have no idea who are girls and who are boys——-AND I’m not going to venture into their pen to get more personal and find out…..besides it’s irrelevant at this point & it’s their private business anyway…….plus…….I value all of my fingers and limbs…        …

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Joint Check

Joint Check

Let’s cut to the skinny… All four artificial joints are still fine and in good order and stuck where they should be… …..and I don’t have to go back for another three years…….if everything stays copasetic…….(HA!) And that’s just great. But like I said…….I don’t like medical tests and appointments and the related-whatnots…   ~~~~~Here’s an example of what had to occur prior to today’s appointment~~~~~ …….mouths need feeding before anything else can occur on any given day……. …….no actually,…

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Dorian Approacheth…..

Dorian Approacheth…..

The spaghetti models are running amuck… We are all feeling whiplashed by that stupid pasta… Our favorite meteorologist is looking haggard… My stomach acids are typically/seasonally churning away just like the hurricanes… Dorian is gaining strength over the very warm waters in the tropics… We are all watching the hinging-point of where he will ultimately make landfall……. …….there is a high-pressure system in the Atlantic Ocean that will determine when Dorian makes a turn from going to the west…….to heading…

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And This Little Piggy………….

And This Little Piggy………….

  Prior to Suzanne-Annette’s encounter with the Florida Panther a couple of days ago……. A couple of days before that, I had a big surprise. It was a backyard encounter with a sizeable herd of wild pigs……. Usually I find myself defending this farm in my underwear or pajamas…….at least this time I was fully clothed.  Patrice was faithfully at my side…….so there’s a plus……. It was in the broad daylight of mid-afternoon…….no sneaking around in the dark of night…

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Sweetie Got Out!!!

Sweetie Got Out!!!

Sweetie Got Out! Sweetie Got Out!! SWEETIE GOT OUT!!!     I really hate being the one where the buck stops……….       You know the expression……………..”The Buck Stops Here”? Well, apparently there’s a big “X” tattooed on my forehead… I have a list of things that rattle me… Some are extremely obvious, some don’t make sense at all…     (……….like those swarms of those little black beetle bugs that were in my bed a few springs ago………..)…

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They Worked It Out!!!

They Worked It Out!!!

  After two years (at least) our feral sow and our domestic boar have finally worked “things” out…     I almost think it was the same subconscious pressure that we put on the rabbits to reproduce that caused the pigs to decide that now was the time to have babies.     We had already talked to a new butcher… Our original plan was to have reproducing hogs so that we could raise our own suckling pigs.   But…

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Pig Furniture

Pig Furniture

  Pigs like mud right? Well if that’s the case, then they should be happy……….well, happy as a pig in……………………………………….mud… This summer has produced some spectacular mud… So much mud… Both pig pens seem to be teeming in their own, never-ending supply of mud-pie, gloopy, muddy sludge. As far as I can tell, the piggies like the mud, but it makes feeding and watering them difficult. They have a propensity for standing in their water troughs and feed troughs. No…

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Special Mud

Special Mud

    The Tropical-Whatever did earn a name. He was named Alberto.  He blew through over Memorial Day Weekend. He wasn’t too bad for us here.  Just a couple of downpours with those typical, tropical counter-clockwise winds. I’ll have to see why so much of the water is flowing into the pig pen. They’re loving it, but it’s muddy soup in there. So much so, that when you feed them, and they get so excited awaiting their meal———-there’s a lot…

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