This week has included several “funnies.”
As some of you know I am raising a couple of pigs, Henrietta and her un-named sister. The girls now average 90-125 pounds, much heftier than in the picture!
They really have been good pigs. I have had no problems with them escaping their pen…until this week.
Yesterday, my husband had taken the tractor further down the property, away from the barn. At the same time I took advantage of the quiet. I busied myself with wiping down the feed/milk room refrigerator. As I stepped out of the barn to get away from the bleach smell I heard my husband shout something.
Did I hear him correctly? Did he say something about the road?
I looked up at the road (above the steep barn driveway) and saw a couple of red blurs run past the guard rail.
There was Henrietta and her sister working their way down the road! They were high-tailing!
I am not a fast runner, but somehow I got up the driveway like a sprinter. All I could think of was, “Insurance, dead pigs.” The liability!
A pick up truck had come up the road. Thankfully it was a farmer. He knew to stop in the middle of the road and sit.
I circled around, clear to the other side of the road, and quickly coaxed the pigs back down the driveway.
One pig hurridly ran to the barn and found the gloriously large pan of cat food. She was content.
On the other hand, the huge rear-ended Henrietta had other plans. And the comedy began.
Up the embankment she went. Up I went as well. Back down we went. Up we returned. Down we returned. I am talking about some work here! And then I started giggling. It became funny. That darn pig!!!
I finally got the girls in the barn. Henrietta sat down on her rear end like a dog. She looked tired. No snorts. Every once in a while she would stand up and walk a few feet, and then plop back down again.
Who would have ever thought those short legs, and those fat rear ends could pick up such speed?
Truckin’ on down the road…there she goes!!!! All Henrietta needed was a knapsack. Ha ha ha!
By the way, completion to the barn work should happen by sun-down today. With running two businesses, and the farm, we get sidetracked easily…especially when…we chase pigs!
Have a beautiful day!