Monday, June 7, 2010

"Bliss"

Today was weaning the little pigs day. Charlotte, our sow, is in 7th heaven!! We have had two days of thundershowers and her puddle was ready for her. It's the first place she landed and hasn't left yet :)

This is Daisy. She is the only female we kept of this litter. She will live with Charlotte. Today was her first experience with mud. She looks like she liked it~
The little boys are in the pig pen next door to Charlotte and Daisy. They can see Mom but can't get to her. They are 6 weeks old and weigh around 50-60 lbs. They eat very well on their own and Charlotte has got to be ready for the break. She has lost some weight but is still in good condition. Now she can dry up, relax and take it easy for awhile.
The move didn't seem to bother the little guys at all. They made themselves at home in the pig house and spent most of the day exploring every inch of the outside pen.
They are so naturally nosy :) They are looking into the ram pen. No fear, just natural curiousity. The rams pay them no mind.

Happy little porkers :)

12 comments:

lisa said...

Nothing like a good mudd bath!

Gayle said...

I love the last shot of the little guy sitting. That is so cute! Hope we can get a pig or two next summer. I miss having them.

Gayle said...

I love the last shot of the little guy sitting. That is so cute! Hope we can get a pig or two next summer. I miss having them.

IsobelleGoLightly said...

Gorgeous happy pigs! I too like the sitting pig!

threecollie said...

Those are sure nice pigs. Looks like your adventures in pig rearing went really well.

SheepMama said...

Wunderful pictures. The pigs look so cute.

DayPhoto said...

Everything looks so green and lush. Yeah for the mud! You all did a great job with the weaners.

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/

simplefarmgirl said...

Your pigs look great, doesnt get any better than that, happy, a mud bath and a sittin pretty picture.

Penny said...

That last photo was particularly great!

Nicole Slater said...

SOO cute! I too, like the little guy sitting.
I can't wait to have a pig some day.

kristi said...

That is a classical Wilbur picture! I love it:) Actually with all the rain my area has had, I kinda feel like I am taking a mud bath when I am outside!

AnaVar said...

Hi! I just discovered the site, and reading older posts.. I enjoyed going through it! You have a beautiful farm and cute little piggies :) Mudd therapy - in a town women actually pay for it! ;)

I'll visit you again soon!
A.