This past weekend, we moved the pigs into their new pen and pasture.
We have since reconfigured the ramp to make it less steep, as the pigs were reluctant to use it!
Ophelia seems to approve too!
The pen hasn't been properly winterized yet. Before it gets cold,we're putting in proper insulated walls and a concrete floor. The new pew is in the carriage shed at the back of our granary. It's very cozy back there!
The pigs have a nice view of our hayfields from their pasture on the hill.
I need to measure their space but it's about 1/2 acre, all fenced.
It has been hot the past couple of days. Everyone loves a dip in the pool, especially Ophelia!
Here's Jersey! She enjoyed rooting around in the dirt and rolling in the mud today. She is completely healed up from her recent bout with pneumonia and is doing great, thank goodness. She has also integrated really well with the other pigs. She's a little sweetie! Whenever I call her, she comes running, grunting and squealing the whole way.
She has lovely eyelashes and brows!
I think this is Gertie but I'm not sure. Once they get mud on their faces, it's hard for me to tell who's who!
Luther is looking very much like a boy! He is the biggest piglet now and has that Neanderthal-looking brow that the males get. He must weigh at least 50 lbs. I wonder how big he will get? As I understand it, pot-bellied pigs take up to three years to reach their full adult weight!
Hello Jersey darling!
I would kiss that nose if it weren't so muddy!
Mud. It's what all the hip pigs are wearing!
Button and Dahlia making themselves a nice wallow!
Jersey enjoying life.
That little black one at the top right is Jersey!
It's nice to stand at the fence and just watch these piggies enjoy life. Not surprisingly, they seem to love their new grassy pasture. And I think the ducks, chickens, turkeys and guineas are all pleased to have the lower barn back to themselves!