There are pigs everywhere on the farm right now. Young, old, fat, skinny, big, small, skittish, chummy – all types! They stay with their mothers until they are weaned.
Some young Berkshires peek out of their huts!
And then go into a ‘kindergarten’ with all the other weanlings.
There is a lot of interaction here – playing and sniffing around.
Or just sleeping and wallowing, like this female Ossabaw below.
Finally, all the pigs are let outside on the fresh grass to root and lounge about.
They are a little older here and much calmer.
This Tamworth sow is always relaxed. She goes from one spot to another and lays down.
The grass is fairly high now…
But in a week’s time, these pigs will have reduced this field to dirt and turned the soil completely! It’s a lot of work, but someone’s got to do it.
And once they’re out of this field and onto another, the cycle of growth will start again…