South Field Sows and Piglets
There is a horde of piglets in the south field. One hundred and six piglets from June farrowings to be precise. They range from about three pounds up to thirty five pounds or so – I haven’t actually weighed them so that’s a guess.
The sows, their boars and the piglets have eaten up the upper section of the pasture so today Ben opened the lane up to the far south field which is lush with grasses, clovers, chicory, millets and all sorts of other good forages. The pigs were delighted.
Some of the piglets in the south field are ready to wean so we’ve been training them to follow us up the mountain where we’ll take them to the weaning paddocks. Their sows will move over to the strawberry level and dry up before heading north to breed with Spitz, our Berkshire boar, and the Mainline boar or coming south again to breed with Tamborine, Spitzon or one of the Blackieline boars.
Yesterday we moved ten late gestation sows down to the lower south fields so those too will soon be filled with the sounds of piglets.
Outdoors: 82°F/62°F Sunny
Tiny Cottage: 69°F/63°F
Daily Spark: Now is the time to be ready for the future.