Friday, April 17, 2020

New Pigs

We sold most of our last litter very quickly and at a decent price. People quarantined start thinking of self-sufficiency. It was the same during the 2009 recession. I could not keep up with the demand for piglets. The demand went down as people went back to work. Thus it will be again.

Right now I have 1 sow. But I have a gilt bought as a piglet in December (?) to become a second sow. This week I bought a Hereford/Duroc cross gilt (piglet) to become a 3rd sow by the end of the year.

I am sure that demand will go down, but I think I will still be able to sell all the piglets I want.

Here is a picture of the new gilt. (Still in transport trailer. She joined a couple other pigs from our last litter in a generous and greeeeen pen.)

Oremus pro invicem!

Friday, April 10, 2020


Is it okay to repost things from your own blog?

My daughter was talking to me about her fear of planting seeds - her doubt as to whether they would ever come up. I pulled up the following for her from June 2009:

Faith is believing that seeds mature into plants that give fruit.
Hope is the expectation, based on your faith, that the seed you plant will mature into plants that give fruit.
But this hope will be fruitless unless the seeds and plants are tended with love.

Oremus pro invicem!

Thursday, April 02, 2020

COVID 19 Thoughts

My son commented to me the other day that he doubted that during the Black Plague, everyone relaxed their penances - probably increased them. But we have Bishops telling us we can eat meat during Fridays in Lent cause things are so bad, we need relief.

And I note that Phil Lawler remarks that many Bishops have job confusion: 

“My number one priority as your archbishop is to ensure the safety and health of all who attend our Masses, the children in our schools, and those we welcome through our outreach and services,” Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Washington, DC, told his people. But that’s wrong. So clearly wrong, in fact, that it’s disturbing to see that sentence attributed to a bishop of the Catholic Church, whose number-one priority, always and everywhere, is the salvation of souls. The spiritual safety of the people is a bishop’s primary concern; everything else is secondary.

We are told that we should stay home unless we are part of essential services or have an essential job. But I question this. I see trees being limbed and bushes trimmed on a closed campus'. I hear about minor road construction going on a closed campus - a campus where even faculty are not even allowed to retrieve items from their office. In fact I see all kinds of construction going on everywhere.

In SC many small business' have been told to close, but big business' stay open. Why doesn't the govt order Walmart and Target to close all but their grocery and pharmacy - why do they get an unfair advantage?

Lord have mercy on us!

Oremus pro invicem!