Tag: hereford pigs

SHIFTING

To move a mob of pigs takes a lot of preparation. (Unlike a break-out that takes no preparation at all).  The Six had finished their smaller sunflower field and were ready to take on the big one. I had been holding off while the…

PIGS, COWS, CATS

That about sums it up. 

MOLLY’S THREE

THREE NEWBORN PIGLETS

Pig Graffiti

Poppys Six went out to their new home in the field yesterday with a great big welcoming wallw that they very quickly turned into delicious mud.  Then seeing the pure white canvas of their new house they dragged their bodies all around it making…

Herbie came to visit

Do you remember the piglet that was having trouble in the cold early last winter.  He kept vomiting up his food? Almost died. I brought him inside then gave him to the pig rescue lady just before I began my travels. Do you remember…

Molly and Poppy

The two sows seem to be living together quietly now that I have locked Molly and her brood even further back in the barn. They have no shared walls now. And with the weather being so miserable and cold the piglets spend most of…

Working Dogs

Poppy’s little piglets are just like their Mother. Escape artists.  Every time I turn around lately they are out in the wrong field or on the drive or somewhere they are not meant to be.  In fact I have never had a group quite…

Feeding Time

Feeding a big group of pigs is like merging onto a motorway full of fast moving trucks whose drivers got their licenses from the dodge-ems at a fair. And all the drivers are half crazed with thirst and my truck is carrying the beer! Happy…

Move along. Move along.

Nothing to see here. And that is exactly what I could see  – nothing. I was standing,  pigs lunch buckets in my hands, ready to step over the electric fence and join the running throng of young fat pigs, holding the buckets high, merging with…

New Grass in November!

The Tweens have had their electric fences taken down and once they got over their electric fence conditioning   they moved across the line, where the wire was and began to chow down on the thick grass and clover.  To be able to get…

Farm Stuff

Today I am going to extend the tween piggies paddock by taking down their electric fence and hoping the regular fences will hold out. They have finished all the green feed in center of the field and dug up most of the thistle roots. Time…

Taking the sun

Though it is cold enough for me to be wearing my winter farm jacket now, Poppy’s babies still came out with her today to play in the autumnal sun. Tane and Tima have shifted into their winter home. It will a bit of a…