Tag: farrowing

SIX WARM PIGLETS

If you were hanging out in the Kitchen’s Garden Lounge of Comments yesterday you would have read that a piglet was lost in that first cold night.  I found him dead on Poppy’s side of their quarters.  Being the Lady Pig Farmer is not…

DOING ALL I CAN

Taking a step back from mothering the mothers and their babies is hard for me. But the new babies had a good day yesterday. The barn is closed up and quiet. Womb-like except for the lack of warmth. Poppy’s Seven have learnt to drink and…

THE LADY PIG FARMER

I did not set out to be a pig farmer but there you are. Yesterday when I was talking to the man who was going to reverse my trailer into a tight spot, I heard someone else say behind me, in a low voice, to…

IPHONE IMAGES

Yes, with two very good cameras at my disposal sometimes I just take pictures with my phone.

MOLLY’S NIGHT

MOLLY IN THE NIGHT

Any News?

ANY NEWS? YES, THERE IS NEWS.

Over-exposed

There was so much light yesterday that we were all squinting in confusion. Even Camera House apparently. Here are some behind shots of Lady Astor for the dairy farmers amongst you. Her udder is hard to see in detail with the light source  being…

Pig TV

Thanks to Jan from the Fellowship of the Farmy I can now watch Poppy’s activity in her own bedroom, from my own kitchen.  This wireless monitor on the kitchen bench connected to a camera in the barn is a game changer.  I am so…

The surprise nine

When I enter a barn that houses an expectant mother due to give birth I always pause at the doorway and listen. I stand for a while, adjusting to and sorting through all the sounds that determine who is where and what is going…

A Good Mum

The Poppy’s Nine (one day old piglets)  are proceeding splendidly.  Their first day in the world was spent sleeping and drinking. They seldom leave the warm belly of their mother on this first day. So tiny they need constant food. So they drink and sleep…