The farm has been awash with excitement recently as we have been welcoming several adorable rusty piglets to the family. New life is always eagerly anticipated as we watch our sows swell during their gestation period, a mere 3 months, 3 weeks and 3 days before they farrow. When the time comes, our sows can often appear restless, pacing and using straw or any other materials to make themselves a comfortable nest in preparation for the arrival. This normally takes place overnight and does not require any assistance from us, yet as the sun rises, we are privileged with the joy of discovering between 6-12 wobbly, hungry and somewhat damp little snouts. A few days with their mother is all it takes before these brave explorers start their adventures on our spacious land and we look forward to tracking their journey.
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