On Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve we received the best presents a pig can give: piglets!  Two of the blond Mangalitsa sows had litters.  They have proven to be good mothers.  They are in loose stalls with deep straw bedding.  The room is insulated and stays about 40 degrees.  The little ones burrow into the straw and stay as warm as we could want.  Mark found a couple of them completely buried in the straw when he stepped on their toes.  The mothers “talk” their particular warning grunts when he handles the little ones, but the Mangalitsas aren’t especially aggressive with Mark.  They know and trust him–he feeds them, after all.  There were some challenges to overcome, but all is well with the mammas and babies.

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