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Free is Always Good

Well yesterday was an interesting day for us here. A year ago, I believe we cleared (not completely left some nice oak trees) for a pig enclosure. Then me and Silver were discussing it and decided we didn’t want the hassle of a full sized pig, as they can be dangerous and require really good fencing here. As if they get “away” from you you WILL be fined. Wild hog (read a feral) is a problem in this state.

 

Well yesterday our neighbors from down the road came over and asked us if we might be interested in some Pot bellied pigs. 5 of them for free. Well, pot bellied pigs don’t get very big and while they still need sturdy fencing.. and “rooting under” fencing their requirements are about what a goat needs aside from height. While the goat may jump a 3 foot fence the little piggy won’t. So we are going to go out and buy some fencing and set up a pig enclosure in about 2 weeks then we will be the proud owner of a small herd of pot bellied pigs. 2 adult sows.. 2 young-uns.. and one boar.

 

Also these same neighbors were looking at Momma and said, “you know, We have a horny goat at home how about you bring her by and we’ll see if we can’t get her pregnant.” Yeah on 2 counts! So Momma is over visiting a right handsome fella right now and hopefully we’ll get something out of that.

 

I’ve been up before the sun this morning making bread and feeding everybody else. I even have some laundry going.. and we’ll see what today might bring us.

 

Be Well, Be Safe, and Blessed Be…

About rivenfae

A homesteading mom with 3 kids, 6 cats, 4 dogs, a flock of chickens. Also a dream of a sustainable homestead out in the woods of Missouri.

7 responses

  1. Hope things work out for your goat. Our two goats must have just reached breeding age. We caught them trying to make babies for the first time just this week. We’re excited about the prospect of baby goats!

  2. Free is always good. It pays to be prepared for everything, literally. Great job.

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