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PIGLETS 14 MARCH 2018 BARLEY DARTS

Wednesday’s Word is fourteen.  That’s how many piglets we have so far.  Mama Lily  and Mama Speckles farrowed, just a day apart.

We had thought each sow and her piglets would keep to themselves; in their own little worlds.  But, they soon taught us about communal pig piles.  The piglets benefit from the additional heat of others.  And the sows benefit, too.

While one mama is nursing, she’s also becomes a babysitter.  The other sow is then free to go shopping for a tasty snack.  As for Natasha, she’s still a lady in waiting and hasn’t farrowed, yet.  But, she’s due any day now…

THURSDAY THANKS: 9 PIGLETS

PIGLETS 9 LILY SEPT 2017 2 BARLEY DARTS

 

Our sow, Lily gave birth to 9 piglets yesterday.  We are grateful that mama and piglets are all healthy and active.  The photo above was taken a few hours after they were born. They had left their nest to bask in the sunshine.

 

PIGLETS 9 LILY SEPT 2017 BARLEY DARTS

 

 

PIGLET LILY SEPT 2017 BARLEY DARTS