Sunday, March 28, 2010
The Pigs are Coming!
A new batch of little Tamworth piglets are on their way to the farm and set to arrive in April. These little Irish heritage pigs have long snout and red hair. Hey, they sound Irish already! The barns are ready for the new visitors and the grass is growing greener by the day.
We prefer our piglets to stay with the sow until they are about 8 weeks old. This gives them a solid healthy start and we all know the piglets prefer their mamas! Once they arrive at the farm, the little weaner pigs will have full access to the green pastures, left over sunflower seeds from the summer, and black walnuts.
We are having some amazing Spring weather. The sun is shining and then it is raining, the fog is heavy and then the winds are blowing. All of this weather is the change of season, and all of the moisture is good for the pasture, the fruit trees and the water table.