Our piglets are a few weeks old now and I thought it was time to show you some more photos of the little darlings !!!
Here are half of them trying to get a feed. When the mother is finished with them (not the other way round) she sits up and tucks her teats underneath her.
The piglets are a little hard to contain at the moment as they are small enough to get through the panels on their pen.
They enjoy roaming around and seem to do this on mass. When one goes all go. They wander quite a way too.
I am just glad that they are not into digging up our back lawn yet!!
Here are the bigger ones in the pen behind. There is going to be a big butchering day hopefully later this month, so our freezer will be full of sausages again.
My husband is keen to make bacon and do some curing / drying of meat, so I will keep you updated on how that goes.
Until next time….
6 thoughts on “DOWN ON THE FARM – PIGLET UPDATE”
Oh, I imagine they keep you busy! Thanks for joining us on The Maple Hill Hop this week!
Yes definitely Daisy, thanks for stopping by and for hosting. Blessings
I have always wanted to know how bacon was done (specifically). I’m most curious in the turkey bacon process.
I love seeing all the little piggies. Save some for me 🙂 .
How many will you be doing? Are they hard to keep over winter or do they feed themselves pretty good?
Hey there! We have made bacon before, but have done the salt cured method, where you leave it in salt for a week and then wash it off and either just put it straight in the freezer or smoke it first. This time I think he is going to smoke some and also age some by hanging it in the shed for 6 months, like prosciutto.
I’m not sure how many piglets he want to butcher, probably most of them and we will make sausages and such. It is hard to keep them through the winter as we don’t have our own grain and we have to purchase (barter for labour) wheat. The ones in the paddocks are ok but they won’t grow too much on just grazing, so we do need to supplement feed them. We leave the bore and sows (that aren’t feeding piglets) roam the paddocks.
Hope all that makes sense?
Terri, I love reading your farm updates! I am the furthest away from a farm girl that you get, so it’s neat to see this life up close like you share! I don’t think I could ever farm. I would name all your pigs, we would have long chats about life while I was out tending to them, we would become fast friends, and then I would be beside myself with grief when the hubs said it was time to make the bacon. Lol I love bacon, one of my fave foods…so I think I will have to continue getting it impersonally from the store. It’s easier for me that way! 😉 Blessings to you!
Thanks Nicki for stopping by and commenting. I totally understand your perspective on farm life and sometimes it is hard, but it is the way it is. You have encouraged me by being here and by taking the time. Blessings