We started our pen quite a while ago in anticipation of getting a few pigs this year. Updates on how the pen has fared over here.
I haven’t gotten my Old Spot yet, and I’m not sure if I will, that’s yet to be determined, I guess. But in the mean time, I did get two other pigs.
The little one was free with the big one. She was scrawny and her head cocked to one side. She’d been doing okay for 2 weeks- gaining weight and seemed okay, but then started behaving oddly. We’ve had an educated guess that it might be an iron deficiency. I couldn’t get an iron shot over the weekend, but did get some tablets in her and she seemed to improve a bit. I was able to get iron and gave her a shot, but she died today 😦
The spotted pig is doing wonderfully- huge compared to the photo I have from 2 weeks ago. He eats and scratches and grunts and sleeps, that’s about it. I’d had some suggestions for names from friends, but I think I’ll be taking my brother-in-law’s suggestion of Chester. Not because I love the name, but because we have a book about a spotted pig named Chester, and it seems to fit.
The girls have been having a wonderful time watching the pigs and pulling up grass to throw in and “feed” them. I think they could sit and watch those piggies all day!