Today was a sick day for us on the farm. I was under the weather and so was Wildflower. Therefor SWMBO took the other two to church and left us to our own devices. On our limited list of things to do was to go pick up pigs from our friends Chuck and Tommy. We actually purchased the pigs over a month ago, but just couldn’t get together on when to pick them up.
Wildflower and I loaded up and headed off for our 30 minute drive. Chuck and Tommy were expecting us, however their help had not shown up and they were struggling to get the pigs corralled and caught. Wildflower stood outside with their dog and played while the three men chased pigs around a paddock for 1.5 hours, falling, bonking into things, getting run over and under by pigs, etc. Wildflower said it was pretty funny so she was entertained.
The pigs were fat and healthy, and had grown quite a bit since I’d last seen them. We had a quiet ride home and the pigs are currently spending the night in the trailer. Miguel and I will integrate them into the fold tomorrow, after making sure they are all ready to go which will involve a bit of playing vet.
Chuck says he will have a mess of pigs for me next year, which is good because we are going to need them. We’ve been out of pork for too long.
When we got home, we had a greeting at the front door. Cotton was guarding the front door and relaxing. She paid me no mind but as soon as Wildflower got close she jumped up and started sniffing, smelling Chuck’s dog on her. She was determined to come in the house with us and stay with Wildflower. It was an interesting reaction, her finding out one of her brood had been off playing with another dog.