Friday, May 4, 2012

Farm Friday

This week we have been loading in and out several loads of hogs and trying to get some planting done between rains.  Due to the rain, we have only been able to be in the field two days this week.

Here is a picture of some of the pigs that arrived this week.  We start raising the pigs after they have been weaned from their Moms (sows).  At this point they are usually 10 to 14 days old.  We get most of our weaner pigs from farrowing (birthing) farms in Canada.

Welcome to my backyard!  Here is a picture of the corn in the field that surrounds our acreage.  This corn was planted on April 17th.  This stage of development for the corn is called VE (Vegetative Emergence).  If you look closely at the photo you can see the start of the first leaf of the corn plant.  After the Vegetative stages in corn, corn has Reproductive stages.  I'll continue to document the growth of the corn "in my backyard" each week of the growing season.

LP loves being outside and this week we weren't able to be outside as much as we wanted.  So LP moved his step stool over to the window in the living room and used it to look outside.  He would stand on it for over a half hour at a time just talking and waving to our dog, the trees, rabbits, birds, etc.  As you can see in the photo of our dog Bailey, LP would have gotten really dirty playing outside most of this week!  Now I don't mind and actually encourage LP to get a little dirty, but I draw the line when our dog looks half black, half golden.


  1. LP looks pretty proud of himself looking out of the window. It's been too long since I've seen him. Hope he soon has a sun-filled day so he can play with the slide his Auntie is delivering for me!

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