Monday, June 15, 2009

Piggly Wiggly's


What does it take to successfully birth 13 piglets?

A willing sow...



Meet *Daisy*


A willing crew...





Meet *The Crew*

These guys were awesome!

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We had a lot of *crew* - which was fun!

Who knew a pig having babies would bring this many people together?

By the way, what's everyone doing in the middle of July?
Pencil in another farrowing!


Facilities...





* Farrowing crate *


* Fan for the sow's face - I like to think it's the equivalent of ice chips*

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Not that I've ever had a baby, or know that ice chips are comforting during labor...



But they always show that on TV, so it's gotta be true? Right?


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* String to tie off the umbilical cords *


We were using red curling ribbon...


Kind of like wrapping a new package...


*An eager freshman to make sure each piglet had a place to nurse...*




*And Heat Lamps*

Lots 'o heat lamps...

Baby piggies don't like to be cold!


*Oh, and a yoga mat*

So any old mat would do...

But all we had was my yoga mat...

So we cut it up for the babies to rest on...

I took one for the team :)


And all because...


* Success is Reason Enough *

3 comments:

  1. Bless her heart ... again ... I'm not sure I could be a pig :) Fun pictures documenting the process!

    Hope your Tuesday is blessed with good things!

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  2. Great photos and comentary!

    Congradulations on the piggys!

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  3. Great post...Becuase in the end it's all to help out the kids in your program right?? They look proud to be part of such a great experience
    Jenny

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