Hope Marking Pigs and Flowers
Counting pigs out on several tens of acres of pasture requires some form of marking. Rather than Photoshopping photos, since they’re not all together, our simple solution is Halloween hairspray. This way we don’t end up counting the same pig twice. We paint a stripe on them as each pig gets counted and its characteristics noted such as pregnancy status, weight, health, markings, etc. Admittedly there are a few pigs who do not get counted but we’re close.
Carrying some treats helps to convince the pigs that the process is indeed a fun one. The treats and a trained call of “Peeeg-Peeeg-Peeeeeeeg” tends to bring them running to us even from a one or two thousand feet away.
When we got all done painting pigs purple Hope asked if she could spray paint some flowers on the brush and thus the photo above.
Outdoors: 75°F/59°F Sunny, Hazy
Tiny Cottage: 70°F/65°F