It has been stormy here recently. The first storm came through Thursday. The animals came through it OK. I made sure all the animals had shelters, if they wanted to use them. Friday morning Sydney looked fine. I noticed that she is losing her baby fuzz and her color is darkening.
There was one inch of rain with the first storm.
Friday night another storm came through with a fair amount of rain and wind. Sydney was missing the next morning but then showed up. Not sure where she was but glad she was back. Saturday night was the worst predicted storm but was not as bad as expected. Despite that we still had some issues to deal with this morning. One of our gates which had a partially rotted post burst open in the wind. Because of this, the pigs got in with the sheep. The sheep freaked out and as far as I can tell, one of my precious mioget yearling wethers got caught in some netting and pummeled by the pigs. I thought Harlen was dead when I found him. I managed to cut away the netting around his mouth, horns, stomach and legs while the pigs continued to go after me and Harlen. I finally got him free and he was having trouble walking but very much alive. Here he does not look very alive.
But here he is looking a little better.
He can walk but seems uncomfortable. He is eating. So hopefully he will recover.
Here is some of the damage the hogs did to the sheep’s pasture during their escape.
A fair number of branches are down, and I heard what sounded like a tree falling in the back of our property this morning. It is too windy to go out there to check. Grampa’s shed lost most of its roof as well.
And here is the rain gauge from this morning.
Tom fixed the gate and pulled the netting down (despite his recent knee surgery) and I rearranged the animals and put the netting in a safe place. We are both sore from our efforts and have more work to do but are happy to be inside watching the Seahawks.