After getting snow, snow and some more snow, it is nice to have something that feels like spring.
The pastels of yesterday’s sunrise were a beauty to behold.
Farm babies feel like spring.
Being born is hard work. These babies found the warmth of the heat lamp and took a nap.
Mama Bernice did well. She had a litter of 13. Pig-farmer is happy. Two were still-born. 11 mouths to feed! The little girl above, with the white eye … was failing to thrive. I held her up to Mama for a long time while rubbing her little body. She nursed and got some of that all-so-important colostrum milk. Then she needed a nap. Now we shall see how she does. Sometimes they need a little help to thrive. Sometimes there are other reasons they don’t thrive/survive. We can’t see how they are formed internally. Time will tell.
That Bernice is a star! c
She truly is … almost as bright as Sheila! 😉
Your snowy sunrise photo is breathtaking! Aw…sweet little piggies. I’m sure there’s a reason why calves and piglets are born in the worst weather??
I could not believe the colors in that sunrise! The sow & babies are in a temperature controlled room of the barn – thank heavens!! 🙂
Oh! So cute! Spring is babies!
They are cute … but still, not as cute as calves!
Cute little piglets 😉
I agree! In about 80 pounds …. I change my mind.
As long as Pig Farmer is happy, we are happy.
That is a beautiful pastel shot. Hope all the piglets survive and thrive.
I have a crazy question for you. Do you happen to have a recording of your sow nursing her litter? I know they make distinctive, contented grunts when nursing. Or do you know where I can find such a recording, preferably in MP3 format? Celi recommended I ask you. Thanks!
No, I don’t. Have you tried YouTube?
I haven’t been there yet because most of the entries aren’t downloadable. That’s my next stop.