Sunday, June 22, 2014

Chubby little vampires!


Button says good morning! 


The piglets turn nine weeks old today. As you can see, they are no longer petite.



In fact, they are milk vampires. Poor Ophelia has lost too much, despite our best efforts to keep her well-fed. I'm trying extra hard to up her caloric intake these days.


The piglets, however, most certainly do NOT need any extra caloires!


Wide load there on the right!


I think everyone is pretty happy that it's summer.


Button and Dahlia.


Dahlia and Cordelia.


Ophelia and Luther. This photo makes Ophie look chunkier than she is. She really does need to put back on a few pounds!


I think she's just happy to be away from the kids for a little while!



Sisters!



Carlton is unimpressed. "Why aren't you paying more attention to ME?!" We have plans to get a couple of female turkeys for him and Richard so they don't spend the rest of their lives in a state of utter frustation. :)

Have a happy Sunday!

21 comments:

  1. Great photos. They are all so cute. Ophelia does look like she could use a vacation. I remember when Annie got fed up with her kittens she would take to the top of the bed where they couldn't reach her. Ophelia needs a lift to take her away. haha!

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    1. She does!! And a spa visit with massage and hoof trim!

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  2. I'm curious when they'll go on solid food. I'm worried Ophelia will waste away to nothing soon.

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    1. No worries, they've been on starter pot-belly pig food since week 3, in increasingly amounts. She'll start to wean them naturally right about now. We just need to encourage her to eat more! Sometimes she walks away from the bowl before it's empty (we feed her a lot!)

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  3. Love the wide load shot! "Does this dirt make my butt look big."

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  4. Nine weeks sounds like they shouldn't be nursing, but what do I know about pigs?

    Happy to hear the turkeys will get some women folk!

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    1. You're on the right track! They shouldn't be weaned (taken from Mama) before 8 weeks. After that, she'll start to wean them naturally so we're letting her to do that. THey've been getting some solid food since week 3, and are getting more and more of that and less and less of mama's milk all the time, but they are still feeding from her about three times a day. We just need to increase her food intake some more!

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  5. They are so chubby and cute. Will there be enough room in the pen when all are adult size or will you have to enlarge their living space?

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    1. No, we're going to build them a whole new place in the carriage shed behind our granary. We are also fencing in a pasture for them there, so they will have a nice big fenced space of their own to play in!

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  6. Those little piggies look tasty

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  7. Those piglets are having it far too easy. We'll start with accompanying Natalie on her morning run..

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  8. The black markings over the eyes makes for a good looking pig.

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  9. Ah, bless 'em....they look happier than pigs in....well, you know.
    Jane x

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  10. Mmmmmmhhh, fresh bacon comes to mind.:-)

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  11. Ah milk vampires. Scary concept there.....:)

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  12. They have grown so fast!

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  13. Poor Ophelia. Motherhood isn't easy. But for pigs, at least, the hard work doesn't last long!

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  14. Are you going to keep all those piglets or sell some?

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  15. These little piggies are adorable! Poor Ophelia...I think that's how my mother felt after raising 8 kids:-D XOXO

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  16. I love everyone of these photos! Your piglets are very photogenic!

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