Spring Fertility Madness

It’s been the craziest week ever,  and nothing seems to be slowing down in the least.  Nearly every evening finds me exhausted and covered in some sort of birth juices, dirt, milk or all three.  It all started about 3 weeks ago,  when I had just finished creating an email to send out,  offering acorn-fed…

Large Pigs At Large; Piglets Behind Bars

  Sooner or later, piglets all get to this stage – the stage where they bust through electric netting and go marauding on devilish and troublesome mischief adventures. In the midst of a busy gardening week, and on top of that a winter virus running through our milking herd and causing some anxiety (all the…

Mothers And Sisters

There were two more sows who were due to give birth last week – Bess and Bacon.  Both of them looked enormously pregnant.  Their swaying bellies nearly brushed the ground when they waddled to their food dishes.  Star, who is Bess and Bacon’s mother, had her piglets a week ago.  She was very aggressive towards…

Piglets!

Any day now, for the past week, we’ve been expecting the piglets to be born.  The mamas were huge and pregnant, and the first possible due date had already passed. We’ve got them in rotation with the cows right now – the cows eat hay, litter it around, and poo everywhere.  When a pack of…