We have had a rash of babies being born in the past couple of weeks. The Tamworth sows had 2 litters with a 3rd on the way. This Tam mom looks like she’s ready to blow. Looks happy, right? I think this is what I looked like at about 9.5 months into each of my pregnancies.
This is the the only baby that has allowed itself to be touched by one of us. Check out Jon (aka The Pig Whisperer) in action.
One Ossabaw sow had a purebred litter as well. As you can see, neither one of the Ossabaw boars knows if they are the father – so they are both protecting the sow and her babies.Or maybe it’s the fact that we’re sneaking around the pen in the evening.
They’re eyeballing me! They can move quick as lighting. But as evidenced by the following, the mom really doesn’t care about people in the pen. She’s kind of like the Honey Badger.
Our other babies are almost all grown up. The turkeys have moved outdoors into a huge pen. We are working on their additional pastureland. Once that’s set up, they’ll be out all day until one of the farmers rings the dinner bell and the free food in the pen is once again accessible.
Last but not least, broilers are here! For all you city slickers, the ‘broiler’ is the meat bird and the ‘layer’ is the egg-producer. Here’s Orlando putting a mobile pen for them up into the veggie fields. They will be eating bugs and getting fat up there.
Just a parting shot of some fabulous tomatoes. Really, could these look any more awesome?