Calendar Girl Kristie Later In Life
This sow was a calendar girl in the 2015 Sugar Mountain Farm Calendar. Her photo then actually was taken nearly a year ago ago when she was a first time mother. That was three litters of piglets ago. She is now nearly twice the size she was in her original calendar photo, an excellent achievement for her species.
She has both fast growth on pasture right through winter and she delivered three litters in a year. That is much better than the average of 2.3 litters a year. She’s also got good temperament to boot. All winning traits that help make her a keeper in that fierce competition to get into and stay in the breeder pool. Only about 5% of gilts make it to that rarified status of sow.
If you look very closely you can see all nine piglets.
Outdoors: 71°F/34°F Sunny
Tiny Cottage: 67°F/63°F
Daily Spark: Toot sweet, toot alone, toot louder because no one is there to hear.