Tired of Waiting
October 29, 2012, 4:21 pm
Filed under: October 2012

Char and a few of her 10 babies

                                                October 29, 2012

     I guess the babies got tired of waiting. They came into the world last night. Mom and all ten little ones are doing fine. I do wonder though, why do the mothers always use the soiled bedding for their nests? I just leave it to them, they know what they are doing.

     Fresh bedding was added to her pen. She will shred it and make a big straw blanket for the piggies to nestle into. They will be snug and warm next to mom.

     Char is a feisty mom. She would like to take a bite out of anyone, even the fat guy who feeds her 😮 I think we sorted that out today. I like a good mother and protective instincts is something I look for in my herd moms. Ornary, contrary moms are sent to freezer camp, but the ones who look out for their babies are cherished.

     Another sow waits in a large pen nearby. Her time is also short for playing the waiting game. I am sure in the next few days, more babies will be born on the farm … until then…..  we just wait.


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