Farm Face Lift: Anatomy of a Pig Barn

June 3, 2015 one comment Posted in Animals

The anticipation for piglets is growing here at GiPop Acres! The girls are due any day now and GiGi and PopPop are finishing up their barn not a moment too soon 🙂

As you may have seen on the Facebook page, they’ve been hard at work converting the old chicken coop- which has been housing our bucks and wethers- from a ruin into a barn that works to house them alongside the pigs and (eventually) their piglets. The building’s roof is still in relatively good shape but the walls and support posts had begun rotting and sinking into the ground… so GiGi and PopPop made a plan to lift the roof and add a the structure they needed underneath it.

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They started by lifting one side and then the other with extendable support posts little by little. Once the roof was high enough to walk under, PopPop started auguring out post holes to set the permanent 4×4 posts.

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Meet & Greet: The Pigs

March 13, 2015 no comments Posted in Animals, Meet & Greet

pigsThe pigs were in Coshocton for the past month so they could spend some time with their (possible?) baby-daddy Hillbilly.  The whole time they were gone, we kept looking out the kitchen window to their empty pen and sighing. We missed them smacking their lips while they chewed with their mouths open and them running to greet us when we come to feed them… if it’s warm and sunny enough for them to get out of bed, that is. So in honor of the girls finally returning home, it’s time for their Meet & Greet!

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