We have a new house guest. One of our sows had her piglets a few weeks ago, unfortunately it was during the night when it was -30 outside, which was a little rough on the little guys and we ended up with only one left, which we promptly took into our basement to be beside our furnace.
We have been bottle feeding him since then and has now become more of a pet and a source of entertainment.
This past weekend we let a few of our pigs outside to enjoy the nice, warm weather. The bonus is that they are also great at moving earth. We put them in our garden, which we plowed in the spring, in order to dig up some of the roots that had started to grow and some of the worms and grubs. They’re also able to find a few of the leftover potatoes, carrots, beets and other veggies that were in the garden. Our old horse trailer provides a bit of shelter if it gets windy or rains.