Broken Back Healed Up
On rare occasions as I disassemble a pig I’ll find signs of injuries like the broken backbone in the photo above. This pig was probably stepped on as a piglet when it’s bones were fairly soft and it managed to heal up without any particularly visible damage, from the outside. However that does look like it could have been pinching the spinal nerve a bit. That might have resulted in a bit of weakness in the hind legs.
Today it got up to 86°F (30°C) which is as hot as I’ve ever recorded the temperatures here on Sugar Mountain. Simply sweltering! Yes, I know you Texans are going to be laughing at me… :)
While we don’t experience true burning heat in these parts we get the corresponding lows during the winter which can reach -45°F (-43°C) before the wind chill and -100°F (-73°C) with windchill. It got almost that cold this winter, which was a warm winter as our winters go. I find it easier to deal with extreme cold than extreme heat so I won’t begrudge you southerners your +100°F (38°C) summer temperatures at all…
Outdoors: 86°F/64°F Sunny
Tiny Cottage: 66°F/62°F
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