(George and Pete)
DO NOT sit too close to the spitoon buckets : )
We munched on french fries from the restaurant and talked farming with the Amish couple sitting next to us. We bought 6 rabbit waterers and 2 baby pigs. O Wise One bought me 2 gooseberry bushes and 3 rhubarb plants.
What a great way to spend a saturday visiting with neighbors, eating junk food and watching livestock. Sure beats sitting in the house doing housework and watching it rain. We will raise the two piglets for slaughter. One for our freezer and selling the second one to help pay for both. They will help to dispose of the excess and bruised vegetables and fruit from the garden. For right now we are calling them George and Pete. I had not been to the livestock auction in quite awhile. It amazed me when a rooster and hen pair went for 14 dollars each. Wow.
We will be returning soon to the auction to buy a calf to raise for beef. But first we will wait for the weather to warm up and improve and prepare our pens. I continue to try to talk O Wise One into a baby goat. We shall see. For now Riley and Gypsy are guarding the pigs. Pigs can be sneaky creatures.
Hope everyone has a great sunday.
Blessings from The Holler
The Canned Quilter