This is the HOT time to be selling small pigs. A "weaner" pig is one that has just been weaned off the sow and is eating solid food -- ready to go to its new home. We have 500 weaner pigs that are a few weeks from being weaned, and I'm working on selling them to all sorts of different folks who want to raise their own pigs. Busy time.
I think that I've answered 70 weaner-pig related emails today; most are pretty simple; what breed of pig, how old are they, how much do they weigh, do you have any pigs left.. all sorts of questions. But one email stood out because I just didn't understand what they were looking for.
"Have your pigs been vaccinated, and how are they housed?"
"...how are they housed?"
This is an odd question. I explained that small pigs need shelter at this time of year, and that the pigs are only a week or two old (the ones that I'm advertising) and that they need shelter and warmth because they're just little guys.
I also included a link to the blog (Hi if you're reading this!) but I'm not sure what they're asking. What response would make them happy? What would make them unhappy?