Yesterday afternoon’s task was to sort 5 pigs…
from a pen of 14…right after a heavy rain.
And not just any 5 pigs. The 5 Chester Whites of the bunch. It was a little hard to tell which ones were white, let alone which ones were white Chesters and which ones were white crossbreds.
So we chased them through the mud, sorted off 7 or 8 that we thought were them, chased them through the mud some more, and then narrowed it down by size (the Chester Whites were slightly older and slightly bigger) and body type (the Chester Whites were longer).
The pigs sure enjoy the new mud a lot more than we did.
At one point Madeline and I looked at each other and said, “How’s this for fun family time on a Sunday afternoon?” and rolled our eyes. A couple of hours and 5 showers later, we were done.