Friday, May 25, 2012

Welcome home, Roxie

Roxie was returned to us today by the farmer who handled the breeding.  He said what a nice pig she is.  Of course we knew that.  I met Roxie's boyfriend a few days ago.  He's pink, kind of.  It's hard to tell through all the dirt.   I wonder if she misses him.  She doesn't seem to mind not having to share food today.  She ate quite slowly which she never did when Velma was here. 

She was bred March 12th so her babies are due somewhere around July 4th.  The gestation period for pigs is 3 months, 3 weeks and 3 days.  I think her teats are bigger but now I forget what they looked like when she left here.  I gave her some ear scratches and she seemed very happy. 

One of the first things she did when she came back home is some important housekeeping.  She dug her mudhole and dumped some water in it to take a bath.