Well, it’s still muddy and there‘s not a lot that can be done without doing more damage. So we pass the time planning the garden, other spring projects, and (the best job EVER) socializing the piglets.
When I got to the barn, everyone was sleeping.
But…. I brought a snack so it wasn‘t long before everyone woke up.
Bit of background, MaryAnn is a great mama but she’s super protective. So she’s not big on letting her babies go far. I go to her pen to entice them out and she makes alol sorts of noises telling them to stay away from me. Ginger is a great mama but there are days that she’s had enough of their sh*t and blocks them out. As shown here, she blocked the piglet door with her nose
So I tend to spend most of my time working with Ginger’s babies and hoping that MaryAnn’s come to see what all the fun is about.
This week, I had a fruit tart.
Now, I know two little boys who would be very upset that this went to little pigs but what the video doesn’t show is that after this, I became very interesting to the littles. It may not seem like much, but this is exactly the process I’ve used for years to raise and sell very calm and curious pigs. In my experience they grow up and are easy to move, manage, and when the time comes, load onto a trailer.
But of course, they’re still babies and get tired.
So as you can see, it’s a lot of fun to play with them. 🐽🐽
I am so incredibly lucky.