After such a long time waiting to have piglets I am still waiting. Do you remember trying to breed Sheila to no avail (she does not like man pigs preferring her own company) in fact as you will remember she did serious damage to a very expensive prize boar and was quite cut up herself in the fight) then we got Poppy who was a runt, nursing her back to health. And now she is pregnant and I am creeping up to her pen like a commando to peek in and see if anything is haappening- more often than not she is snoring, or bashing up her water barrel, or eating like there is no tomorrow wondering why she could not have had these extra rations all along. After all this time we have finally arrived at the day. The day the little piglet calculator tells us Poppy’s piglets should appear.
Through the asparagus patch.
I mean she really is a big pig and for the summer she lives on forage and kitchen scraps and a little grain on the lean days.
She spent some time hiding behind her tiny tree. Then steaming off in some random direction. Sheila is allowed to come for walks along the creek with me because when I call her she Always comes back. Trusting your pig is a wonderful thing. I love this pig.
Of course when she hides behind tiny trees I pretend I cannot see her. Life is more fun when you join in.
In the evenings now I open the chicken caravan doors and let them roam for a while. They come when I call them in for dinner. Though my sometimes my bad roosters try to steal my dinner away.
Poppy was dripping milk yesterday evening. I have been up and down checking her through the night – she slept- dawn is a popular birthing time so I will run across in my wild nightie right now, to check her, before I begin my early morning writing for the day.
I hope you have a lovely day. If anything happens I will report it in the Lounge of Comments and on my Facebook page. I am terrified. They will be such tiny babies and she is such an excite-able Mama. The plan is to keep well away and not cause any undue excitement.
I hope you have a lovely day.