The sun is shining, the temperature is in the mid-20s and our Berkshire pigs need to cool off. Yes, it’s another job for Two-Legs. Once or twice a day I go out with the buckets and a watering can to replenish the wallows and give the pigs a shower. Delilah, who’s out with a litter, is fortunate to have a wallow to herself.
Daphne and Daisy have to share one, which means Daisy gets the mud and Daphne gets to squeal about the unfairness of it. Well, at least until I go out and refresh the mud to make space for two. Daphne doesn’t like showers—she snorts angrily and hides in her house—but all the other pigs love being showered with a watering can.
- Pig butchering class at The Meat Hook (saffronandhoney.com)
- Feeding the Pigs (chismheritagefarm.wordpress.com)
- Raising Rare Breed Pigs (asmallholding.blogspot.com)