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Cindi    Posted 08-23-2003 at 18:12:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
...all day long pushing mud from one place to another trying to divert water from where it shouldn't be to where it will be better tolerated.

Another litter of baby pigs waiting on us first thing this morning so that's three down and twelve more to go.

The good news is a nice man from Highlands County came and bought four show pigs this morning! These pigs are only ten days old and he says they're gorgeous... gave us a two hundred dollar deposit so finally some of our hard efforts are beginning to pay off!

The neighbors who took down the sign sent out a representative to see us while we were working on the road and offered condolences for rude behavior and explained that the property is being managed by some ditzy woman out of Miami and she's the one who insisted the sign be taken down. We explained to him that he needs to tell her that she will need to hire someone to mow the section of easement where our sign was that we have always mowed in the past and nice to meet you have a good day. Can't fight who you can't see.

Lost four hundred pounds of feed to mold due to the constant wet, and had no idea where we were going to come up with the money to replace it until Mr. Pig Buyer came along. Whalah. There it is, two hundred dollars, one ton of fresh feed. Hu-yah!

Got stuck in the mud several times, both on foot and on tire, but I actually rocked myself out in the truck TWICE so my mud handling skills are improving. The absolute best piece of news I have, all things considered, is the fact that we had NO rain today. I am exhausted but not to exhausted to be smiling over that. And how was YOUR Saturday?

Ron,Ar    Posted 08-23-2003 at 18:38:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
In a word, HOT. Make that two words HOT-DRY. We have huge cracks in the ground and no rain to speak of for over a month. Send us some of that rain. Congrats on your mud driving skills.

faye    Posted 08-24-2003 at 10:37:19       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Cindi, congrats on the new litter, i love baby anything : ) Texas is also hot hot, but we put up fencing to separate our young boer goats from the buck and older goats. It was worth all the effort when we see how happy they are in their new pen. We started early but still worked past 1pm...come on fall!!

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