What a week we've had on the farm! A second litter of piglets born on Sunday which also happened to be my birthday brought a day full if surprises. Rosie the mother sow had a long day of labor - a full 14 hours passed between her first piglet born at dawn and her last piglet born at dinner time. The combination of cool weather and a seemingly uncomfortable and otherwise engaged sow meant the piglets came inside my cottage for a few hours to warm up while Rosie took a breather. Pigs have a horn shaped uterus which means they hold the piglets on two distinct sides. This is why Rosie gave birth to 5 piglets in the morning and then 3 more in the evening! It's been such an interesting and amazing learning experience to see this whole process! Spring time is just busting out with life even if it seems cloudy all the time this past week.