Blackie Inspects Construction
Blackie brought her pigs up from the garden to inspect the, ah-hem, Art Gallery construction site and review our safety procedures. She merely grunted when we asked if the form work was sturdy enough for the concrete. As you can see from her nose, she poked around for a while looking for dirt before we met with her. I think she approved of what she saw, after tasting the horseradish which is right behind her.
Blackie is farrowing in the south end shed and we’ve given her free run of the old house gardens which she is cleaning up for the fall. Through a series of narrow openings she is able to navigate out to the south field where she can get to the whey troughs. The other pigs don’t seem to come in where she is. An interesting behavior I’m thinking about.
In this litter there are three nice looking little boars who might make good breeders. I would love to, er, inject her genetics into the other sows mixing her excellent qualities across the herd.
Outdoors: 55째F/26째F Sunny
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