The waterer is made of a 4 foot section of PVC pipe. It's capped and then a special little spout is drilled into the bottom of the pipe. It's really slick! The piggies will suck the water out of the pipe like we would a sports bottle.
At first the drill bit wasn't working right. It's a special kind of bit that drills and cuts a hole at the same time. But something wasn't right.... So Prairie Granny went to the Co-Op over in town to see if we could buy a new one. But silly us! Hal, one of the wonderful guys that run the Co-Op, took a look at ours and quickly had it lined up correctly and we were good to go! Thanks Hal! Then it worked like a charm! That's just one more reason why we love this place!
The whole project only took a few minutes and ta-da! It was ready to hang in the pig pen.
Jade and I also finished pig proofing the big paddock for the piggies.
We lined the fence with hog panels so they can't escape. I think I have enough to do without chasing pigs all over the farm! But now the piggies have a nice big, green place to play and root.
Have you ever seen such happy pigs?
Bye for now,