When you’re starting a farm, there a gazillion details you have to think through. And every step involves something new.
On delivery day, step 1 involved driving 3 hours round trip in the opposite direction to pickup a livestock trailer we are borrowing. We then drove another hour to get the pigs after weighing in at the local feed store’s scales. We picked up 11 pigs of varying ages and breeds including Gloucester Old Spot, Chester White, and Berkshire. Once loaded, we needed to drive back to get the final weight of the truck and trailer with the pigs loaded.
We then made our journey back to the farm, stopping midway for a bathroom break in OKC’s Bricktown. Not very many pigs can say they’ve hammed it up in Bricktown.
We left the pigs stay in the trailer that night. The primary reason for this is to not introduce too much stress to them in one day. We gave them some food and water and lots of hay. They were quite comfortable in the trailer. So much so, that when we arrived the next day they were snuggled close to each other still sleeping.