First Piglets

Here’s Bee, the magical escaping pig (she literally ripped apart a hog panel–have you seen how sturdy those things are?) and her five sweet little piglets.  They look a bit like little dalmatians, because they turned out so spotty.  Our other Glouchesershire Old Spots are not at all as spotted.

We were worried about the piglets, as we’ve had a cold snap just after they were born, but they’ve been fine.  Bee is a wonderful mama, and they curl up with her and nurse.  There is one male, which we were hoping for–we named him Trespassers William.  For those of you who don’t read children’s books, it’s an A. A Milne reference (for those of you who don’t read, he’s the guy that actually wrote Winnie the Pooh back when it was a book and not a Disney cartoon).

This isn’t Trespassers William, it’s one of the girls.  He’s got a black eye patch over one eye.
They are the cutest thing out there right now, since the calves and baby goats have grown up, and Belle got sprayed by a skunk.  Little Clothilde and I have spent such a long time watching them play and play fight and run about and fight over where they get to nurse.

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