Another hot humid weekend in central FL. It was nearly unbearable. But, very little gets in our way when completing projects. This weekend, due to all the rain, we had nearly a foot or more of rain at The Compound in the last couple of weeks, we were shown where we've fallen short for our animals. It was a muddy, wet mess. Yes, pigs like muddy wallows, but they need dry ground. It's hard to keep anything dry with that much rain, but we needed to make the effort.
The boar pen needed a larger shelter, for shade and rain protection. The guys spent a good part of Saturday getting that up. It was less than 30 seconds after they left the area, that young boars all found a spot and took a nice long shaded nap!
Our pregnant gilts, one in particular is really showing. I'm guessing she's very close to delivering. But we definitely have two in the final stages. We built a farrowing pen last week, and finished a second this weekend. We may need to build a third this coming weekend.
The coolest part of my weekend; rubbing this girls belly and feeling the little piglets moving around! It was awesome! She's never let me rub her belly before, but I'm thinking she's seen me with a couple of the others and figured, my belly hurts maybe this crazy lady is on to something! She was very content.
We will also be adding additional shelter from sun and rain for the gilt enclosure. That's for this coming weekend.