It's been a while since I posted any pig pictures. Crabbe, Goyle, and Nick have been growing apace.
They're *slowly* calming down. I can stand inside the pen with them now as they eat and come within a few feet, if I move slowly, before they bolt.
They're pigs, so they do like their feed!
Crabbe is the black and white one. He's still the shyest and most suspicious.
They and the dog are coming to a detente. Pippin just wants to play with them.
Naturally, they wanted none of that!
They'll all stand nose to nose at the fence now in silent communication.
Of course as soon as I tried to photo all of them together the dog ran off...
A nice profile shot. Crabbe is pretty much a classic Hampshire. If I keep any of them to breed with it will probably be him.
They create a lot of feed dust from crushing the pellets so I keep it in a bucket for later use. Once a day I put down a pan of slop consisting of the the feed dust, whatever scraps I may have on hand, and water to mix it with. They know what that red pan means!
Their favorite hole. When the weather began to warm I started pouring buckets of water into it to make a wallow.
Every weekend I spread a fresh bale of hay as bedding and to encourage them to begin eating it. They are starting to consume it a bit. They'll eat a lot more as they grow larger.
"Oi! This is just hay! Where's our treats?!"
The pigs say, "nom, nom, nom." Alan says, "no more food waste!"
I have the trenches for their new pen all, but dug out. This weekend I need to get in to chop out some roots then even out the dept all the way around so that I can sink the hog panels.
As soon as I can get their pen finished I can stop having to haul so much water! They'll also have more shade which will be a good thing now that the weather it heating up.