Pretty Piglet Picture

Piglets
An awe, gee photo… Ain’t they cute. Hard to believe that in just six months they’ll weigh 225 lbs. I’m glad my children don’t grow that fast!

Holly’s father gave our son Will a two month one-at-a-time subscription to NetFlix for Christmas. Tonight we watched the movie “Hudson Hawk“. It featured Andie MacDowell, Danny Aiello and Bruce Willis. It is a modern musical and excellent. I wish that Hollywood made more musicals like Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang, Dr. DooLittle, My Fair Lady, etc. It’s good to see a couple of criminal cats breaking out into song as they flinch a horse from an art gallery.

We saw Hudson Hawk on DVD on my computer. It is amazing how much better the quality is on DVD vs our old VHS and “T.V.” video monitor which recently died. Okay, now I’m sold on DVD.

Outdoors: 19°F/6°F Partially Sunny, 2″ Snow
Farm House: 54°F/44°F three logs
Tiny Cottage: 50°F/45°F loft scaffolding rising, plumbing & bath design

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About Walter Jeffries

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5 Responses to Pretty Piglet Picture

  1. Brian says:

    Be careful with Netflix…it’s addicting!! We love the service, but we cancelled it because we were watching too many movies. There are a lot of classics out there, plus unusual stuff that Blockbuster would never carry. That’s the Long Tail of consumer choice: http://longtail.typepad.com/the_long_tail/

    The family might like a Bollywood musical like “Bride and Prejudice.” It’s a peek into Indian (Asian) culture. My daughters (aged 9 & 7) still sing some of the songs.

    Love your work and pics – they really make me pine for my own acreage.

  2. karl says:

    we have a subscription to both netflix and blockbuster. blockbuster is a grand-parent gift also. we subscribe to netflix because the service is vastly superior. the selection, the turn-around, intuitive website and lack of allegedly lost-in-the-mail dvds. we don’t get any other tv except pbs so our netflix subscription is our cultural crutch. the local video rental couldn’t carry the type of movies we watch–local support seems to lean toward hollywood mediocrity.

  3. Walter –
    You’ve got to stop posting pictures of cute baby pigs.
    I’m starting to feel like the small farm Manchurian Candidate.
    Makes me want to get ‘em for more than just the summertime (big smile here).
    Just kidding.

    I hardly know anything about their breeding & management.

    Do you ever get “orphan pigs”? How do you manage that situation? Is it like bottle lambs or calves? If so, what do you use for milk? Can piglets be grafted onto another sow?

  4. grannygardner says:

    Those little pigs are so cute. I love it when you post the pictures. Is that pig in one of the dens or the shed at the end of the house? I hope that is working out well in your cold weather.

    We enjoyed Hudson Hawk also.

  5. GrannyGardner, they’re in one of the winter dens along with a bed of hay. The piglets in the picture from the other day are in the house end shed which is also quite cozy.

    GrannyMiller, we’ve never had orphan pigs. The sows do co-nurse together and on occasion I have combined litters when two sows both had small litters. They have fourteen teats so one sow in good condition can easily do fourteen piglets. If they don’t have that many piglets then some of the mammary glands will dry up just like with weaning.

    An interesting side note: All of our sows have fourteen or more teats. I have read and heard of some sows having only 11, 12 or 13 teats. Archie, the pig breeder who let us our first boar, said I should watch for sows that have more teats and breed for that all other things being good. We have quite a few sows who have 15 and 16 teats. On most of them the extra teats are non-functional but on one sow, Petra, they are all functional – she’s an excellent milker and mother.

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