Monday, January 6, 2014

Blow Your House Down

We are preparing for temperatures to reach the middle 20's Tuesday morning.  Doesn't sound bad if you live in the Midwest or Northeast, but this is for central Florida!  We knew a shelter for the three little pigs was needed, but the weather forecast put this project at the top of the list.

We did some research and they were selling shelters for over $600.00.  We don't have 600 bucks at this point to spend on a hog house.  We opted to re-purpose some existing materials, and also found a stash of culled lumber that was reduced by 70%.  We spent about $40.00 on the shelter, that will one day become a farrowing pen.

Hopefully this will last longer than the "three little pigs" fable/story and a big bad wolf won't blow their house down!
blue tarp will keep the dirt off the wood, and keep it from rotting, it's also a wind block from the north

It will definitely serve it's purpose, and the three little pigs actually went inside just before we left yesterday.


  1. Izzy,

    Your three little pigs will be very happy!
    Who has $600 to spare on a money tree this time of year, not any of us. You did a great job on the pig house.

    1. Sandy,

      I think even if we did have the $600 we couldn't justify spending it on something like this to begin with. The guys did a great job.

  2. Mid 20's eh? That is so weird. The weather has been doing a lot of weird stuff lately. Ours here in the Northwest has been mild other than about 2 weeks before Christmas where it got into the teens and 20's. That is cold for here. Great job on the pork "oven". hahaha.

  3. That should work fine, hope they can get out of the wind and lay in the sun, that will warm them up after the night. Supposed to be 8 degrees here, it feels like it already what with the wind blowing.


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