Pictures, as promised, of Mary Jane and her new litter of eleven piglets.
This is where Mary Jane made her nest! It's a GIANT (far bigger than our car) Multi Flora Rose bush. Nice and cool, excellent view, great preditor protection, but darn hard to catch a piglet, if one needs to be caught.
|One day old. Check out their ears- they're folded back away from their faces. In a couple of weeks their ears will flop forward over their eyes, I assume they start pinned back like that to make breast-feeding easier, and then they flop forward to be used as eye protection during foraging and as sun shades. Floppy ears are a characteristic of the Large Black, which is a heritage breed that we love. These piglets are a Large Black/Duroc cross.|