The circus came to town yesterday. It wasn't your usual circus, but a circus of two people trying to get three pigs into a trailer and they absolutely did not want to go!
At first two of the pigs walked right up the ramp and into the trailer with no problem. But we just couldn't get the third pig to take that short walk. Then the first two decided that the third pig had the right idea and they didn't want to be in there anymore. We tried blocking one of the pigs in and getting the others to go after. Did you know pigs can fly? They are excellent jumpers!
Our frustration level climbed and finally we called our friend, Jim, who had pigs while he was growing up and had experience with loading them. After lots of messing around with blocking pigs and the pigs jumping through or over our blocks (screaming the whole time) and after hours of work, three people who were determined to get those darn pigs in the trailer - and three pigs who were equally determined to not go in the trailer - got the pigs loaded.
We finished by putting a tarp over our homemade, redneck trailer to keep the pigs from getting too cold or wind scalded on our one hour trip to the butcher.