Welcome Spring, Welcome Mooshroom

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Technically, not Spring yet, but our first calf has arrived.  Brent’s been suffering from calving withdrawal, so it’s nice to get these babies out and tagged.  Her name is Mooshroom ( a Minecraft ref ).  If you don’t know what Minecraft is, don’t worry, it’s still a cute name.

 

Our piggies have moved to a new pad.  They worked the soil well and it was great to get them on to a new project.  Here they are when they first arrived.

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Then they did this.  Ready for veggie patch preparations.
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We moved them here.  I say, “moved,”  but it wasn’t easy.  The three big boys followed the bucket and totally got it.  Yum, new grass.  The two little ones were tentative venturing out to a new paddock with fresh food.  They wanted to stay put, live in mom’s garage, lay on the couch and play video games.  We are used to herding animals.  They are fantastic.  Even when things get crazy, you can move a herd like a magic pen on a Magnadoodle.

These two little piggies were very confused as were we.  “The grass is over there!”  “Pig, what ARE you doing?”  We said.  Finally, we lifted the fence and let them slowly, slowly nudge and munch their way to the new paddock.  Crazy pigs.

This morning, they were sunbathing and enjoying their new digs.

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6 thoughts on “Welcome Spring, Welcome Mooshroom

  1. Cecilia Mary Gunther March 13, 2016 / 3:24 pm

    Well. They turned that patch over pretty well. bet they were happy when they finally reached the new patch. Calves. Nice. I have two heifers calving this year which is making me nervous. c

    • Jean Curtis March 13, 2016 / 3:28 pm

      There was a “shit negro” moment for sure. Very happy pigs. As are we. Nice to see them working a new plot.

    • Jean Curtis March 13, 2016 / 3:38 pm

      I left out the part where there were two grown men in jammy pants and gumboots chasing pigs. Didn’t know how to work that in, but it was enlightening nonetheless. You’ve been there, I’m sure.

      • Cecilia Mary Gunther March 13, 2016 / 6:53 pm

        Ah yes, and discovered as i am sure they did that chasing them is a lost cause! I am more running like crazy to get IN FRONT of them. Pigs have minds of their own when entering open fields- though three out of five ain’t bad. Eat those two naughty ones first. c

  2. Denny March 13, 2016 / 11:50 pm

    Wow, they really cleared that patch for you. How long did that take? I have a picture of little piggy roto tillers in my head now.

    • Jean Curtis March 14, 2016 / 8:54 am

      It took about four months, but we could have moved them off sooner. Yeah, they use their snout 🙂

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