Today I continue my quest in creating and posting one block a day of the fabulous That Town And Country Quilt by the lovely Susan-Claire Mayfield. This is day three hundred and nine of that project.
All baby critters are cute and baby piglets are among the cutest.
This is most often the pose you will find a fresh litter of piglets in. Mama pig lays on her side and softly grunts while the piglets tuck in.
The gestation period for a sow is 3 months, 3 weeks, and 3 days.
A sow can have 2 litters a year and up to 10 in a lifetime. However, she reaches her peak at the 4th farrowing.
10 live piglets make a good-sized litter. Unfortunately, stillbirths are not uncommon in such large litters.
In small farming operations, piglets stay with their mothers for 6-8 weeks. Additionally, sows are not crated and are allowed to interact and move freely with their litter.
Happy sows and happy piglets.