Month: December 2018

Princess's second suckle

Piglets for Christmas!

By Nancy Hildebrandt / 23 Dec 2018

It’s been a very windy and wet day, and I went out to feed this afternoon. In the rainy weather I feed the pigs inside their roomy dry shelter, and the ritual is that the group stays outside the shelter gate while I dump their food inside, then I wait until they get a little…

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Princess and her farrowing hut

Princess has a palace!

By Nancy Hildebrandt / 22 Dec 2018

Pasture pigs are so easy. Moms do all the farrowing work themselves, making their own nest away from the others. When Momma disappeared for a day last July, I spent a day looking for her. I finally found her and three new piglets under a blackberry thicket. I know that Princess should be farrowing right…

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