Tuesday, March 24, 2015

What could be sweeter than new piglets and spring?

While I was in PA Mickey had seven adorable piglets - four girls and 3 boys.
 At the end of the video she's snapping at Baxter for getting too close to her face.  I was amazed most of the time she didn't mind him licking and sniffing the babies.

Baxter thought this was the greatest thing ever. I was afraid we weren't going to be able to get him out of there.

These are some sturdy piglets.  Mickey is a great mom.  This is her second litter.

It's beginning to look and feel like spring finally. The daffodils are in bloom and the grass is greening up.
Remember those tiny chicks that arrived a month ago?  They're no longer tiny.  They have enough feathers to keep them warm so I let them outside to hunt for bugs, eat grass and explore the great outdoors.  They were pretty excited about it.
The green house is still pretty empty but James seems to be excited about what has sprouted so far.  It won't be long before all the shelves and planters are overflowing.
 I uncovered the roots of the pomegranates so they could bask in the sunshine and warmth and to see if they survived the bitter temperatures.  It appears they did.  Hopefully one day they'll produce.
The bright green grass you see in the background is wheat.  It's growing really well.  There must be 4 or 5 large beds planted in wheat as a cover crop.  It's way too much for us to harvest so some will just be pulled.  I wish everything grew as well as wheat.
I'm guessing I'll be able to post pictures of baby goats by the weekend.  Udders are developing and ligaments are loosening.  Yay spring!!!


  1. Congratulations! Your baby pigs are adorable. Are you raising them all for you or are you selling any?

  2. We'll be selling all 7, Lisa. We have another pregnant sow and 2 others yet to be butchered so we have more than we need. Would you like one or 2?

  3. SWEET, Can I come visit? I would love for you to incubate some geese eggs if I can find any. After I moved the eggs and nest, I have not seen an egg. I have lots of straw and hey in the run now so we will see.