I am having the hardest time getting ahold of weaner pigs. The Durocs crosses I had all lined up a month or more ago all went to 4H-ers, and about the next litter she most irritatedly said I"LL call you -- which means: not likely. People advertizing weaners & BBQ hogs actually haven't got any weaners. Then I get a bead on Hampshire crosses, have a great talk on the phone with the guy. I call him back the next day and leave a message to say we'll pick 'em up next Saturday (that's today) around 2pm, if not OK just let me know. I get no call, so I assume it's OK. Then I call today, and he says we're leaving for 14 days. At noon. Oh. (His farm is almost 2 hours away.) I said, so, shall I come and pick them up in 14 days? No that's too long to hang on to them. (Well, now if you're going away for two weeks, and no one's going to be around to hand 'em over to me, then why is it going to be too long to hang on to them?...) I have been just as nice as pie, not rude or demanding or anything -- how can I be during this apparently region-wide shortage of weaners? I think I've been blacklisted in the Pigistan.