Monthly Archives: September 2013

A Watched Sow Never Farrows

It seems I am spending a lot of time these days staring at sow udders (yes, swelling – larger each day), squeezing sow teats (Pearl has been secreting milk for a week now, Cora not yet) and examining bedding for signs of excessive fluffing. Waiting for piglets to arrive is nerve-wracking! It’s good to be on hand at farrowing time to minimize squishing of newborns, but those sows don’t always provide details of their planned delivery times!




Heading off to work


Pippi and Tuulen (whippet-standard poodles) ready for morning rounds…