The Great Escape II

by Scott Smith

The pigs got out again. We were about to sit down to eat dinner when the dogs went nuts because they could see the pigs out the window. Two of the pigs wandered down to the pasture which was convenient. I just sent one of the kids down to close the gate so we could worry about those later while we dealt with the two wandering free. One went over to the neighboring field which is even more full of burrs than our acreage – I’m still itching. The first three pigs were relatively easy to get back into their pen, but the third decided she had struck it rich and didn’t want to leave fresh pasture. Eventually they were all herded back into their pen and the fencing was repaired.

Here is Madeleine helping with fencing:


And a shot of the whole scene:


Both kids were a great help getting the pigs back in. Coleman went back up to the house to take care of the dogs once everything was back under control. Scott got bit while repairing the fencing – pigs like to check everything out with their mouths.