We’ve had seven litters of pigs since 24 December and two more are imminent. Young pigs grow fast – here are some pics from 31 Jan. These pigs are between 2 and 5 weeks old.
Chester White coloration from mama and upright ears from her Berkshire daddy.
These pigs and their mama are looking for wheat berries in the new straw.
Above is a warming hut where the pigs can escape mama for a while. A heat lamp combined with plenty of dry straw and a litter of pigs makes for a cozy spot. The heat lamp reflector is mounted into a steel garbage can lid which is attached to the wooden house. So far we’ve managed to not burn down the barn.
Second breakfast! Just like hobbits.
Remember Wilbur? This runty pig probably won't get a name or a friend like Charlotte.
The long nights at the turn of the year were brightened with some new additions. Three sows farrowed between December 24th and December 29th.
She'll need lots of water to nurse all those pigs!
Hi, my name is Spot.
Most of this flush of pigs will go to the CSA program.
I brought 16 new pigs home today. The boys were castrated two days ago so they aren’t quite healed up yet. I penned them into their range house to keep them out of the mud until their wounds close. In a couple of days they can get to rootin’!
Little guys waiting to get outside!