The day the pigs came to Locust St.

There is a tune going through my head. Goes like this, ” Old McDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O, and on that farm he had a cow, and a pig, and there is a moo moo here and an oink, oink there, and E-I-E-I-O, I’m all confused! 🙂 ”

I guess the men around here thought we need something other than cows and a dog, so pigs it must be. The day they arrived was an AWESOME day 🙂 The trailer was met with delighted children, and excitement was in the air!

Since their wasn’t a pen set up for them yet, and it was milking time, they were transferred into our cattle trailer. You know, four walls, enclosed, no escaping. Right! 🙂 That is until 1 little boy, who shall remain nameless, decided that these piggies needed a glimpse outside those 4 walls 🙂

I needed to be somewhere at 4:00, and just got out of the shower to hear a horn blow. Didn’t think much of it since that happens quite a bit with being close to the road. But I checked to make sure all was well, and all I see are boys and pigs running around and cars stopped on the road! Help! So a call to hubby for assistance, and the pig roundup began. May I just say, these guys may be chunky, but boy, can they run ! I thought surely I could head off these guys, but they outran me. Hubby made a dive for one and missed 🙂 A part of me was laughing, but the other part may have made the comment, ” This is why we are dairy farmers, not pig farmers!! ” 🙂 Needless to say, after providing the folks going past with some entertainment, and with some help from Randy ( our brother-in-law and hired hand ), they managed to get them safely back in the trailer.may 2014 010_edited-1 may 2014 011_edited-1Look at them… so cute!! Don’t let that innocence fool you 🙂 There’s more to this story…

So an enclosure was made that was deemed safe from escape, and all was fine until the cows decided they were curious what was behind those bales and started munching away at the bales keeping little piggies in . So another escape was made, and pigs rounded up again, except for 1 little piggy. He was nowhere to be found. Dale told the boys to look down by the creek because it’s swampy down there, and pigs do like mud 🙂

This piggy found mud alright, but not in a good way. Devan walked past the manure pit, and happened to see him in there! Thank goodness the pit was almost full, Because it made for a much easier rescue. I don’t know how long that little guy could’ve kept his head above the muck, and furthermore how he ever managed to get in there in the 1st place, but a halter was brought, and Randy got the job of hooking it around the stinky, slimy pig. It was then I realized how intelligent pigs really are 🙂 This guy fought the help tooth and nail, and screaming his little head off! Now why wouldn’t you be grateful to be rescued from that smelly mess?!!

Let’s just say, the pig pen became fortified IMMEDIATELY !! No more escapes 🙂

These guys provide our children with lots of entertainment …may 2014 013_edited-1 may 2014 014_edited-1 may 2014 015_edited-1In fact, one day I went out and found them with buckets, and car wash soap, and sponges, bathing the smelly things 🙂 O my, not too many dull moments here 🙂may 2014 016_edited-1 may 2014 048_edited-1 may 2014 049_edited-1This may or may not  be the last story on some certain pigs, but I do know that as I was outside this evening, I spotted a curly tail and a chubby pink body running around in front of the cows 😉