Saturday, August 6, 2016

Piglet Relocation

Last night, we successfully weaned the piglets and moved out of their electric-netting-training area with momma and into a new paddock in the pasture!  With the help of crackers, the move was completely stress-free for momma, babies, and us.  The hardest part was getting our sow from joining them in the crate!

Although wild with momma, the crazy seven are getting used to belly and ear scratches, which will make life easier for all of us.  They will hang out here in this paddock for a couple weeks, and then the whole crew moves to a new plot of land.  The goal is to keep 'em moving to fresh grass and use the pigs to help, not hurt, the pasture.