Cute, little sleeping piglet butts!
This is a guest post from Madeline, age 12
Hi. I’m Madeline and my mom said that I should write about my babies (my pigs). So here it goes.
Well first of all they already are really tame! Thanx to me! So that’s good. I’m sorry to say, though, that we have lost one! She was the biggest gilt. She died by drowning.
See, we have this nipple water and a baby feeder. The feeder has 3 sections to it and an open top where you pour the feed. Then our nipple water is a 5 gallon bucket with a plastic nipple in the side and you fill it with water. I figured that they were smart enough not to go on top of it and get the water that way!
Well I guess I was wrong, because when I came up from playing in the basement to check on them I saw her butt up. I went over there and gasped! Of course the rest you could probably figure out if you know me personally! I went over there with my mouth opened big and eyes bugging out. I poked her butt and when she didn’t move that is the part where I shed, well, let’s say more than one tear.
At that time Olivia was over by me and when I started pulling her out (the pig) she said, “Okay, okay wait,” and she ran to the other side of the room. My mom was really the only one that made an attempt to comfort me. Once she heard the tractor over by the garage (because I was loading my baby up) she came downstairs and asked what happened. Once I told her what happened she said “Oh that sucks!”
So yeah, that was an upsetting day.
My dad of course only said, “So…I heard you lost a pig!” And my dog Ava wasn’t much comfort either, because the next morning I saw the pig up by our front porch…what do you think that means? Now thanx to my dad’s great thinking we have a lid on the bucket. So for all of you first or second or even third time pig lovers/owners MAKE SURE YOU PUT A LID OVER YOUR BUCKET!! Or else they might drown!.!
Anyway, I have to open the garage door once a day at the least to air out the stink in there! I also have to scoop out their pen once a week and I give them straw whenever they need it. We have heat lamps for them, too, just in case they get too cold.
They truely are the babies of the family!
Thanks for reading our blog…and for those of you who purchase our meat, I will be having some meat for sale (pork) but I just wanted to let you know that they had antibiotics put in them before we got them and they haven’t had vegetarian food. But I do have meat for sale if anyone feels like making a little girl very happy!
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