|Well, hello there!|
We interfere with sows and their babies as little as possible-
believing that bonding is important and that the mama pigs
know how to raise their babies better than we could do it ourselves.
Unfortunately, our hands off approach means that we don't
get to snuggle the piglets as much as we would like.
(It's really hard to keep our hands off the little guys!)
Piglets are usually shy, and skittish, which is why we don't have many
pictures of them.
|This litter is unusually friendly-|
I took advantage and spent some time with them today,
soaking up some cuteness.
|Never too young to forage.|
|Those dangly things are "wattles-" which are found only in Red Wattle hogs. |
Red Wattle is a rare, heritage breed with a mysterious origin-
more on Wattles another time.