Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Olivia's False Alarm

At about 8 o'clock last night, while watching Chaplin's "The Great Dictator" on Youtube, I received word that our sow - Olivia - was giving birth to the piglets. My wife and I left to meet her papa at the property; I took the car, my wife taking her motorcycle.

When we reached the property, we saw that the piglets hadn't arrived. I stayed for about 30 minutes while my wife remained behind with her papa. She returned home about midnight without the piglets having been born.

This morning, I had an errand to run, so my wife returned to the property before I did. When I arrived around 8:00 AM, my wife's papa was there - but no new piglets.

I took a few photos of Olivia in the farrowing pen and did a little bit of weeding around my three remaining squash plants before coming back home.

Of course, when the piglets are born, I will post photos, but who can say when that will be?

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