Three new piglets!

Of the five guinea hogs that arrived here on Memorial Day, there was one female, she came with the name Momma, and though she’d recently farrowed, they expected her to go into heat soon. But when she arrived, they noticed she was already pregnant. I had no idea when she’d farrow, but I noticed a few days ago that her belly was really hanging and swinging, and the next evening she didn’t show up for dinner. I spent an hour looking for her that evening and another hour the next morning. They have the run of over five acres, so I was looking under every tree and clump of brush. I finally found she’d made her nest in a raspberry thicket, not too far down the hill from where the evening treats are served, but well protected from the sun. And there were three piglets with her.

Here are a couple videos, the first showing her nest a bit, and the second showing the piglets a little better.

Quotes and Trivia

This little piggy went to market,
This little piggy stayed home,
This little piggy had roast beef,
This little piggy had none,
And this little piggy cried “wee wee wee” all the way home.

– English nursery rhyme and finger play

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