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Thursday, December 06, 2007

Winter on schedule!

We received about 15 inches of new snow this week. Snow this time of year is about right for Vermont. Last year we didn't get any real snow until mid February and we got hit with 31 inches in 6 hours!
For most of the pigs its the first snow of their lives. For our sows its their 3rd or 4th. They don't seem to excited about it, but the market pigs sure enjoy playing in it, running around, scratching themselves on the trees and rocks in their pasture. Just think of the joy that those confinement raised pigs never experience.

market pigs playing in the new snow!

Sows eating some bread.

The laying hens don't venture too far out into the snow. They must have an aversion to white. If the snow becomes dirty they walk out onto it. They do like to eat the clean snow though.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love the shot of the pigs playing in the snow! I am glad that they lead such happy lives.

On another note, I was wondering if you could offer an opinion on the role of your local veterinarian in the care of the poultry or other livestock that you raise. There is more information in my most recent post, and I would really appreciate it if you would stop on by and give it a read-through.