4:15 am – Wake up, get in the car, get to Denver International Airport.
6:35 am – Scarf down a muffin in the airport terminal while waiting for the flight to board.
6:36 am – Nearly spit out a mouthful of muffin after seeing a kiosk selling “Climax Jerkey”
7:00 am – Catch flight back home to Minnesota.
7:15 am – Try to soothe a screaming baby while in flight.
7:16 am – Feel bad for the guy sitting next to us, who, to his credit just stoically cranks up the volume on his iPod.
9:33 am – Land at MSP. Mercifully, the baby decides that crying isn’t so much fun on the ground.
9:58 am – Picked up at the airport by my Mother.
9:59 am – Load bags, baby and get back on the road.
11:15 am – Arrive back home.
11:16 am – Leave for the Zumbrota salebarn to catch the Tuesday feeder pig auction. 544 pigs up for sale, including this lot of 138 pigs.
12:50 pm – Win the bidding on a lot of 5 pigs.
1:15 pm – Go back home and get the livestock trailer, go back to the salebarn to pickup the pigs.
3:00 pm – Unload the new pigs, introduce them to the older pigs, make sure everyone’s happy.
4:25 pm – Head to Rochester to pick up the materials to make a Broiler pen and a pig shelter.
7:00 pm – Home again.
7:10 pm – Put together skids/bases for both Broiler pen and pig shelter.
8:10 pm – Come inside, because it’s just too dark to work outside anymore.
11:15 pm – Finish writing blog post.
11:16 pm (tenative) – Pass out.