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Monday, May 2, 2011

The end of the pig story.

I have written about and shown pictures of the huge wild sow that has made my land her land. Lately, she has been disappearing for days at a time. I would always mention to my wife that maybe something happened to the pig. My wife would always say that she would be back and sure enough, she always showed back up.

For a few days before we went to Huntsville State Park, the pig had not been around. When we got back, she still seemed to be missing. Well, the other day I took a walk around the property and as I was coming up to one of the deep parts of my swamp that still had some water in it, I noticed a large flock of buzzards standing around. I got out my camera and tried to sneak up no them to get a picture and off they all flew. Sort of sounded like a tornado. I did snap a couple of pictures but only one picture got only two birds and not all that clear.

About 10 or 15 more steps ahead I saw what they were after. Floating upside down in the pond was the big old sow; very dead. I took a picture, but will not post it here on this blog. I don’t want to make any of my readers sick. If you have to see it, I will go ahead and post it on the “UnitedOldFarts” blog. Here is a link: http://nited-old-farts.blogspot.com/2011/05/pig-is-dead-long-life-pig.html

I really enjoyed the races yesterday. My friend’s wife was a first timer at a Top Fuel event and she really did enjoy it. That pleased me. I enjoy bringing someone who really enjoys it and isn’t afraid to show it. A great time was had by all, even thought it was a long day. I left the house at 07:15 and didn’t get home until after 19:00. My wife was recording the TV broadcast of the race, which was on from 18:00 until 21:00, so I got to watch the last half of it on TV while I ate supper and relaxed a bit. Will watch the whole thing again as soon as I have the time.

You all have a good week now, you hear?


  1. As bad as it is to find a corpse, its better to know.
    Glad u got to enjoy the races. That cold front moved thru here mid morning.

  2. Glad you all had a good time at the races, my friend!

    Sorry about the pig, but let's hope it was a peaceful passing!

  3. Sorry to hear about the pig.

  4. Trouble, yes, if I hadn't have found it, I would always be looking for her to show up.

    HJ, yes I enjoyed the races and I follow the circuit on TV. There are 23 races this year and this was the 5th one, that leaves 18 more to watch on TV. Nature is not always a peacful place.

    Gypsy, actually, it will now be a lot nicer place around here unless others move in. We have not been able to have a garden and the pigs plow up our lawns.