After numerous days of 90 degree weather, feeding livestock, watering livestock, and falling into bed every night to get up and try to beat the heat doing all of the other tasks that are "farming"... the pigs won!
Yesterday's well laid plan was for naught, as the 250-300# hogs were not interested in anything but a mud bath. The rain dance worked and the afternoon rain shower replenished their supplies of rich thick mud. This thwarted our attempts to ready a passel of pigs for this morning's trailer trip.
The people of Wedge Oak Farm relinquished hopeing the 5:30A.M efforts would prove to be more effective. The truck and trailer made it out of the gate at 7 am and we will have fresh pork by the end of the week.
Note to self:
Do not try to utilize a new and unknown loading ramp with mud loving hogs, after a summertime rainshower.