[Market-farming] is the list quiet

Thamnophis thamnophis at gmail.com
Sat Apr 30 01:19:10 EDT 2011


Do you have photos of your horse team at work? I would love to try
this and we have great horse auctions nearby. I'm just not sure I have
the experience to actually work the horses.

Joe
Boone, IA
5a

On Fri, Apr 29, 2011 at 11:01 PM, Mike Rock <mikerock at mhtc.net> wrote:
> A quiet night for sure.  Valerie is up in the barn seeing Dayspring, a
> 500# American Mulefoot sow through another litter being born.  One boy,
> one girl so far.  She has her coveralls on and her sleeping bag.  The
> first several days she sleeps with the moms and kids.  No farrowing
> crate, just a large dedicated stall for birthing.  Clean hay and a happy
> mom pig.
>
> It is amazing to see the little guys grab a teat within sixty seconds of
> hitting the ground.  They can barely get their little mouth around it.
> Those wolf teeth help them hang on!  Ouch!
>
> Other than that, this is the first day we we have seen blue sky.  Just
> hauled another McCormick-Deering grain binder home, no fixing needed.
> Just hook up the team and go.  Moved the Port Huron thresher back here
> two days ago.
>
> Mike
>
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