With an oink, oink here…and an oink, oink there…Old MacDonald had a farm…E…I…E…I…O!
My husband took me out to the pig farm today. I selected two female piglets. The male piglet is coming from another farm. It is not good to breed brothers and sisters in the pig world.
Pigs are affectionate?! Pigs are smart. I saw it, or else I would have never believed it.
Mr. Red, the duroc sire, is a big boar. When the wife called him out of the barn, Mr. Red stuck only his nose and ears out. But that was enough for my first glimpse. To self I said, “I thought pigs were smaller than that! That boy is huge!” Once the wife started to pet some of the other pigs, Mr. Red emerged. He wanted attention too.
Ms. Raindrops, the hampshire mother, is a large off-white haired sow. She, like the sire, loves attention.
The piglets are 6-8 weeks old. They have recently been weaned. I will pick them up in about a week.
Now…and my friends, you need to help me here…I am NOT going to keep any of the piglets that are born in the future. They are going to be sold. I am not going into a full-scale pig business. If I keep one, it will go to the freezer.