Today was the day! Our assigned piglets are 8 weeks old and were ready for pickup. So we saddled up the truck with some crates, and headed up. Of course, today we were having another deluge of rain, with chances of street flooding. At least the temps are nice and cool, so we didn’t have to worry about the piglets overheating on the way home, which made things a little easier.
This year our piggies came from a purebred Red Wattle litter. Needless to say, they are cuter than cute. 2 barrows and a gilt. (Barrows are castrated males and a gilt is a female who has never been bred or farrowed). They have a lot of green stuff to eat and a nice piggie hut, so hopefully they will be happy here. It always feels like just one more thing to organize, but once they are here, we enjoy them immensely. Great animals with wonderful personalities. The Red Wattles are supposed to be very docile and gentle in nature, and if our last year’s pigs are anything to judge by, I would agree (they were crossbred Red Wattles). I hope they settle in well. They are in a nicely shaded area which is good, since tomorrow the heat and humidity are due back into the area. Ugh!