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Happier Than a Pig In … What?
August 17, 2013, 6:50 am
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One of the gilts enjoying a summer day!

One of the gilts enjoying a summer day!

August 17, 2013

The old saying is;  “Happier than a pig in …crap. That is simply not true! Pigs don’t like to be in their own crap. They much prefer clean bedding and a clean stall. They do enjoy a good wallow in the mud. Pigs do not sweat, so the cool water and mud helps to cool them. They will roll in crap, when it is their only choice…but I do not think they are happy about it!

I’m feeling pretty happy right now too. We finally got some sunny weather. Our hay is drying. It is looking like we will get some made after all. I am still keeping my fingers crossed, as they say, because we are just one “brief” shower away from ruination!  😮

The fall like temperatures feel good to work in, but do not make for great hay drying. The dew is heavy at night and takes quite a while to burn off in the morning. All of us in this area are concerned about an early frost. That would not be a good thing for this years corn as it tries to fill its ears and dry down before winter.

Geese are flying. Trees are turning color. Everything seems a few weeks ahead of schedule except the corn , it is two weeks behind, thanks in part to the cool weather. Oh well, that is farming! Work your butt off, do all you can … and then work with the weather …that you have no controll over what-so-ever. There is one thing for sure…You have to love it!

Oh yea, I do love farming…you could even say… I’m happier than a pig in … What?    😮

 


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