Monday, November 25, 2013

Pigs Pen Update

OK, no photos this post.  I had to run home in the middle of the day, and by the time I got back it was already turning dark.

But, the guys did get the area where the back fence for the pigs will go, cleared out and ready for this coming weekend.  So we should see huge progress on the fencing by my next post.

In the meantime, we stopped by what is now my favorite store;  Tractor Supply and picked up the materials for the electric fencing and feed.  We had a 10% off coupon for the store, and that saved us some.  The electric fence will be installed along the bottom of the enclosure, to insure they stay in and the coyotes out!  Yes, they've been heard in the distance.  So far, they've not come too near.

We also have a black bear and her cub in the area, recently seen by our neighbor.  Which means there's a papa bear there somewhere!  I'll tell you what, I've been a city girl my whole life.  I think I'm making great strides to "country up", but the addition of all this wildlife is going a bit fast for my taste.  I always keep my eyes on the ground for snakes, especially since Miss Izzy's episode a year ago.  Now I have to keep my ears and eyes open for coyotes and bears too!

That's life in the country I guess..

If I don't post again before the Thanksgiving holiday, please have a blessed day.  Stay safe and thanks for following along.


  1. I am there with ya on Tractor supply. I love that place.

    Keep those piggies away from the big bad errr coyotes :)

  2. Your greatest danger is that neighbor.
    Critters are easily managed....

  3. Our local supply is Wilco, well, they're the biggy, but there's a small shop 20 min. north of us that is truly locally owned and we shop there as often as they have in stock what we need. Funny how us city girls take to the country life. We're talking piglets in the spring! I'll learn from you, my friend. :) And we're also talking about raising a few turkeys, too. Meat birds, and maybe (keeping my fingers crossed) a goat for milk. We'll see. :)

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! ~Lisa

  4. Yes, that's life in the country. I hope the electric fence does the trick. Coyotes are not nice to have around. What would we do without Tractor Supply!


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