Over the weekend, Country Boy took our sow (female pig) to our neighbours to have her ‘serviced’ by their boar (male pig). We thought it would be good to have a go a breeding our own piglets at least once. Our neighbour had offered us the ‘use’ of their boar, so all we had to do was get the sow to the neighbours on the back of the truck.
The sow happily followed Country Boy to the sheep ramp, and then a little reluctantly got on the back of the truck. The kids decided to go along for the ride, while I stayed home.
About half an hour later the kids burst back through the door brimming with excitement.
It seems that the boar had been rather excited to meet our sow, and got straight down to business.
Hannah was telling me that the boar chased our sow around, and cornered her. The boar had then pushed the sow to the ground and “dance on top of her – like this”! I then got a re-enactment of how the boar ‘danced’ on the sow.
There really is nothing you can say to this piece of information. I managed a suitable comment, and the girls ran off in excitement, still talking about the ‘dancing pig’.
Country Boy came in a few minutes later, looking slightly shell shocked. We hadn’t really considered that the boar might want to get busy quickly.
The girls have now made up a song about ‘the dancing pig’.
Every time I think that I am starting to master the country life, something new comes up. I think we might need to have a chat with Hannah fairly soon.
Have you ever had to explain to kids about ‘dancing’ animals? What did you say? When did you have the talk with your kids? Any advice?
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