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Oh I'm SO glad you still have Lucy and all the other pigs! Can you set things up at the new property to have sheep again?
Probably not. There are way too many predators present. Im curious to see how the sows will do, they are all getting pretty round so it will probably be christmas piglets again.
 

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Wanted to update things, so here goes.
Red farrowed with our first litter at the new place with seven large piglets. However 4/7 piglets disappeared without a trace over the span of a few weeks, so we still have some things to work out in regards to farrowing areas. My guess is that something grabbed the piglets from the hut when the mama went down to eat. So probably in the future we will need to have a feeding area closer to the hut. After we were down to 3 babies they started running with the rest of the herd so they weren’t left alone in the hut and are thriving. It really was such a big deal for me to have our first litter at the new place. And speaking of litters I’ll have more piglets any day now. Lucy and Prissy are neck in neck to see who farrows first. If its anything like there past two litters, Prissy will farrow around 12-24 hours before Lu. Poor Lu is really over her pregnancy and has been spending a majority of her days resting in a big pile of hay up in their hut. I think the terrain is a bit rough on her during this stage of development. The old place was flat land but now shes on a rocky mountainside. Im not too worried though as she still waddles down to eat and drink even if it isnt for a long time. The other hogs have really been beating up on her, Red, and the lower ranking gilts during feeding time. Also one of the gilts from last winter is quite round as well as Calli so yeah its about to be piglet explosion. And we have a small snowstorm and the full moon is coming up so my bet is Prissy and Lu will pop then.
Here we have the three little pigs hiding behind Lu and Red. Lucy’s belly is getting big and her babes are wigglin like crazy.
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Prissy from this afternoon. She is massive and I can tell this is going to be a big litter
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Lucy looking for treats
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Here is the gilt from last winter who Ive nicknamed Panini, she is round and babies are moving.
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Razzy and co are doing amazing and I get pics
often. I miss my boy so much, but I know he is safe and once the virus chills out I’ll be able to see him. This is his new Mom by the way not me
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And baby Mochi is getting big!
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Aww! Look at those cute little piggies! I, personally, don’t know much about pigs and didn’t know they are herd animals. So I find it really interesting to read from an expert and learn. That being said, you can’t help but feel for the gals! They look so miserable lol.
 

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We had a pretty crazy snow storm sun-mon. I believe we got 20 inches which is a lot of snow for Jersey! I worked all weekend and we were plowed in until today so I didn’t get to see my piggies for four days. I was getting so restless worrying about my girls. Thankfully none of the sows farrowed during the craziness. Im expecting Prissy to farrow within the next few days, at this point her belly is almost touching the ground and she has a decent supply of milk. Lucy is also close but doesn’t have much milk so I would say at least a week for her. Calli and Panini probably have a few weeks left as well.

This photo does not do her justice, she is massive.
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Lucy was super cuddly but also moody today. She had some major attitude but also demanded pe
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Maeja with a face full of snow.
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Here you can see how deep the snow is.
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Here is my handsome boar Salumi checking out the fresh bedding with his kids.
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