He’s some pig! Here is how we got him home… First – Jordan with some help from Dad built him a home on skids. We have every intention of rotating Wilbur all around the farm….perform some free tillage, grub removal, aeration, and fertilization. The pig palace was pulled on its skids by a chain looped over the Toyota tail hitch…it worked like a charm!
The next step was fencing. For this first homesite, we are using cattle panels (50″ x 16′), t-posts (5-5.5 feet) and a lot of wire ties. Eventually, Wilbur will be trained to electrified fencing…perhaps sooner than later depending on how long it takes him to tear up this first section of earth!
That was enough for one day. Now, for day two…getting the pig to his new home. For that, we needed a bit of help from our super neighbor and his modified-for-hauling-pigs trailer.
Next work…paint his home a fun color and complete the roofing. Training to electric fencing. Then…he can live happily ever after…with fresh grass, less muck, a better diet and clear lifestyle!