Baymule's Pigs 2018 HEREFORDS!

Chic Rustler

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Not going to be a pig breeder, only want to raise feeder pigs. It’s too easy to just go buy a couple rather than feeding and caring for breeding stock.

I saw a 700 pound boar on Craigslist last night for $200 and a 400 pound sow for $150. The deals are out there for someone wanting to stock their freezer. Feed them good for 30-60 days, clean them up and slaughter. If nothing else, form hogs that big, make bacon and sausage. But we just got pigs, so I gave it a pass. @Chic Rustler do you have a pig pen built? That much meat would have you running to buy another freezer! LOL




Nope. Sure dont
 

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Since I always seem to be doing things bass-ackwards, we have been working on a pig pen. Poor pigs are still in the trailer. I switched them to soured corn. MUCH LESS POOP! And they aren’t starving all the time. But I’ll be real happy to get them in their new home with feeder and water all set up properly.

Yesterday we worked our tails off. We cut up a light pole, chained pieces to front end bucket and carried them to the pig pen.

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We dug out the angered post holes to accommodate the big poles. We rolled them and got them in position. DH lifted one end and I used the shovel for the poles to hit and slide in the hole. Then we used the level to get them straight and tamped the dirt around them.

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We got all four set, it will be the pigs 10x10 barn. At 73, DH is in very good health and still strong!

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Proud of our hard work!

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Tired and dirty, we headed over to the neighbors for some upside down pineapple cake. But just past our place was billowing smoke! A grass fire was out of control and moving past. The owner had called the fire department but was afraid of the fire jumping the road, where it could take off in hundreds of acres of deep forest. DH and I bailed out of the mule armed with a hand towel and bath towel. We beat flames as they burned under the fence and up to the road. We sure were glad to see the fire trucks arrive!

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After all the excitement we finally made it to the neighbors and got that cake!

We got back home, smoky, dirty and exhausted. Our son in law invited us to Olive Garden to celebrate DH’s birthday, so of course we said yes! Quick showers, dressed and out the door! We had a nice evening with family, lovely ending to a busy day.
 

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I hope you got extra cake after all that! And some more for DH for his birthday. Happy birthday to him :)
 

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You guys are heros- rushing in to fight a fire.

"A hero (masculine) or heroine (feminine) is a person or main character of a literary work who, in the face of danger, combats adversity through feats of ingenuity, bravery or strength, often sacrificing their own personal concerns for a greater good.'"
 

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We don't feel like heroes. We just couldn't stand there and do nothing.
 

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