A couple of weeks back we had about what seemed to be non-stop rain for days on end. The farm had become a mud pit. Almost like Spring, but without the flowers, grass, and other plants popping up and sucking up the excess water. So...we had mud, in some places several inches deep.
Just about this time we determined it was time to move the hogs into their winter home attached to the barn.
When we first moved the hogs into the garden for their "Fall tilling excursion," we had all three of them in the same cage. Not so anymore! They grew quite a bit while removing all the old roots and grubs and other bugs from the garden.
We were able to get the first two up onto the trailer wihout a problem. The third one almost broke out of the cage, so we had to wait to move him until we got these two guys settled in. Check out the rooster along for the free ride! He rode in on the trailer all the way from the garden.
We backed the tractor right up into the barn and then...
...unloaded the hogs. A couple of curious hens accompanied the rooster and came out to watch us try to lift, drag, push, and pull the cages down the length of the barn.
It seems we got the hogs moved just in time, for that rain gave way to some snow and we were graced with our first plowable snow of the season. Moving these guys in 4-5 inches of snow would NOT be fun!
Glad to see we got the "thumbs up" from our little supervisor!