June 20, 2014
On our farm, we have a pig barn which is more of a lean-to extension of our old barn. Half of it has the pigs and the other half has a tractor and other junk :). The pig barn has four pens and a storage area for feed and stuff, all on concrete. And we also have five pigs. Market Hogs: Sage, Maxwell, and Royal. Breeding Gilts: Pepper and Ms. Piggy (share a pen). So I have taken over the training of Maxwell and Ms. Piggy and they're doing good.
This morning I walked Maxwell and after fighting with him a bit, normal, we made it down to my grandpa's barn, a fair distance away, and back controlled! Maxwell used to be so bad you couldn't even get close enough to control him. Then I walked my onery Pepper and did good. So afterwards I was exhausted. And to top it off, I had to go haul 100lb of feed.from my uncle's barn (shorter distance than from here to my grandpa's). Pulling them in the cart was no problem, but those things are heavy when you pick them up(the feed)! So that wore.me.out more, plus I had to.empty one. So tiring.
Then tonight I went for a ride, skipped the pigs because they did it when I was riding (I.skipped the pigs, they still got fed lol). Roman and I had a great ride, I got.complemented from my neighbor that Roman looked good. Roman just eats grass all day so pretty much nature makes him gorgeous.
Then after that my 2nd oldest brother and his girlfriend came by, later my oldest brother and his fiancÚ too. So we sat outside for a while. One of our barn cats had three kittens, one we named Spitfire because he always hisses at you. My 2nd oldest brother caught all three. The gray one we rescued from the dogs (they really want to.mess with the kittens).
So that was.pretty much my Friday. Saturday I'm going to.learn the basics of Barrel Racing! Super excited and I can't wait! I'll post about it later today, it's already midnight. :)
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