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Making progress! Lots of pics :)

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Good morning all,

Just wanted to share some of the fun progress we've made recently.

Got our milkstand built! We had all the lumber and the stain on hand, so just bought the hook eye closure and the feed pan. I'm really pleased with how it came out 馃榿 Thanks to Orange the cat and Paul the dog for their supervision and assistance.

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Moved it in with the ladies and they took to it right away. Much of that credit goes to their breeder who has put them on the stand for hoof trimming and handling since they were small.
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Working animal Grass Fawn Plant Terrestrial animal


Little baby FF udders are filling nicely! One is due 4/15 and the other 4/20.
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It's already getting hot down here, and our summer storms usually come up from the south, so I extended our little tarp barn all along the south side. Amazon had a heavy duty tarp that was the perfect size. I'm tickled with how it came out! Not fancy, but functional :)

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Our two big hogs went be processed yesterday. They were good girls right up til the end. I was able to help with the processing because it is part of the community service outreach offered by the university I work for. Lots of pics of that too, but I don't want to gross anyone out. A good life and a good death is what I promised them, and that's what it was.

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Here's a cute pic of the hogs helping my husband take fencing staples out so we could load them. Good girls. We are grateful. The farm feels more empty without them.
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And our south field at sunset 馃グ
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Great job! We have hogs too that will be processed in a couple years (they鈥檙e piglets)
The sunset looks stunning. Keep up the good work!
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Thanks, Brooklyn! 馃挏 we really enjoyed having the pigs. We'll definitely get more someday. I'd love to see pics of yours!
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You did a great job on those stands! They.look very nice & useful. I hope.you keep.that training up for your kids that are comeing.
Those girls look really healthy. Lots of nice cuts of meat.
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Very productive over there- good job!
Your girls loved a happy life and will taste better for it. I used to toss apples to my pigs 馃グ
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@Brooklynn J what kind of pigs are those? They're so hairy! I love the space they have. We're hoping to do more of a pastured pork approach next time. And I'll have whey for them!

Thanks @Moers kiko boars and @Boer Mama I agree, happy pigs taste better. These ladies got all kinds of fruits and veg and bread, and our sweet neighbors brought over their leftovers too. They were very happy 馃槉
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I have had many hogs, probably 50. My favorite have been Red Wattle pigs. I've had had Mulefoot, Landrace, Large Black, Red Wattle, Blue Butt, Mangilista, and crosses of them. I also like the Mulefoot.
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I love your stand and your tarp-barn. The hogs were very pretty. We raised guinea hogs for several years. Ultimately I decided pigs were not for me, but I still miss them from time to time. They were a lot of fun.
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