We had an unexpected arrival in April!
Meet Scarlet. Also known as Trouble, Miss Money Penny, Money Pit, and Monster.
We made plans. The girls: two Trish sows, the picture of health and good form. The boys: an eager beaver Tuahuru and a massive, magnificent Boris. We paired them off. We waited. The Tuahuru, Jamie, was keen, his partner, Delia, was willing. Mark the date on the calendar, piglets are on the way.
Chapter 1: Denial
Aww, you’re just the cutest little thing! Look at your tiny little horns! Ow! Little sharp teeth too! Awwwww, such a sweet little snuggler! You’re my favorite.
Texas has frozen over a bit and it’s causing us some challenges! We spend our mornings ‘ice fishing’: breaking the ice in troughs and using a fishing net to fish out the chunks!
This sweet little guy was born the day after Christmas:
I have given serious thought to what my first blog post should be about. Chick incubation? Pig diet? A recipe for honey vanilla fudge? And then, Dennis streaked by, his current nemesis in hot pursuit, and I had my subject.