The cuteness of these latest piglets is beyond description, so just keep watching the videos.
When we have visitors to the farm, I notice that the pigs get a little more skittish. Pixie wouldn’t let me scratch her behind the ear when we had a couple of guests the other day, and that has never happened. It surprised me, then I remember that most of these pigs have been sniffing my boots since they were just born, just like these little 36-hour babies, so they are comfortable around me; they associate me with food. Of course, if I make a sudden movement, these piglets would all scatter, but I don’t have video of that because we never intentionally stress them out, and if we did, we certainly wouldn’t be posting it on social media.
Swipe for the cuddling video. Pigs are communal creatures, and it is very rare to see one sleeping alone. These piglets were in the womb together for 3 months and they are used to each other’s company, so it makes sense that they would cuddle like this when they are newborns, but they will never outgrow their desire to snuggle up next to their brothers and sisters. Next autumn these same piglets will be 250 pounds or more, but they will still be lying down next to each other and snuggling in the hay. For now, the cold has returned, and they will be keeping each other warm up in the barn with momma in a nice batch of fresh hay.
Times like this remind you why you put in all the hard work and long days. And it’s all because #happypigstastebetter
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