The farmer that sold us the pilets drove right up to the barn where we had placed the electric fence-training area. They remained calm as we lifted them off the trailer and lowered them straight into the new pen. By the time Charles came up to the barn with a fresh bale of hay, I was done moving them - no panting, no screaming, no dropped piglet to run after, no trauma. Done. I almost thought that perhaps farming is easier than what I have done till now due to the more efficiently designed facilities. And that is the case... to some extent. We went to sleep confident and calm - sure that the we could finally get a good night's sleep and just relax instead of worrying at every single noise (as it always happens the first few nights when we get piglets.) We high fived, hit the pillows, and fell sound asleep.
And ... at 10pm the piglets were out and about! Fortunately it took only 10 min to get them back into the barn. That was a great reminder that you just better find your humility right away. Just because you feel you have learned to do one thing right, it does not mean you are doing all the other 3million things right!