it looks dark and cold out there...shit...it is dark and cold in here...brrrhhhh
Carol · Oct. 25, 2011
i am so not looking forward to hysterical pig wrangling in half an hour. anyway...i have a plan in my head and will have the necessary human and material help available (ie laura, dionne, rick....ramp, plywood, bedding straw, truck and trailer...little hungry piggies yummy breakfast!) so hopefully it will go quickly and smoothly and the hysteria can be kept to a bare minimum.
i already warned work that i am probably going to be late..too hard predict how this will go cuz quite frankly i have never loaded very big baby pigs into a trailer before....i do know you can't put a halter or rope on and lead them cuz pigs are far too uncooperative and clever for that! the trick i think is simply to encourage them to want to get into the trailer as their own decision cuz that is where breakfast is being served. i think our job is to make actually getting to and into the trailer as easy and desirable as possible for them. i have been thinking about this a lot!
i figure dionne can try to out run them eager and hungry young uns' straight into the trailer holding their breakfast bowls just out of their reach. she is A. younger...B..healthier...C...faster and D...getting paid... unlike old and crippled laura and yours truly! it might actually suck at times to be a young and mobile fulltime barn staff member at saints....like at 7 am this morning!
anyway....we will have to see if my "Perfect Plan" actually works...it all depends..who can run faster?... wilbur and charlotte?....or dionne? (if this plan works..i just might have to give dionne a raise...maybe i will mention this BEFORE we start so she is really happy to participate in the baby pig breakfast to trailer race!)
sigh...magic pumpkin travel time is getting close now..i guess i better go get dressed into my barn yard fairy godmother costume...where is my god damn magic pig moving wand????.