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Are You My Mother?

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Wednesday March 21, 2012   -   By David

Are You My Mother? On my rounds the other morning I glanced in one of the stalls and had to rub my eyes and look again! There perched on top a baby Tamworth pig was one of our 4 day old Freedom Ranger chicks . How on earth it got all the way from...

Most Tamworth Sows are Great Mothers

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Friday March 04, 2011   -   By David

Tamworth Sow and Piglets Tamworth pigs are the breed I decided to raise for several reasons. One, they have big litters. They also are typically good mothers. We farrow our sows outside in the warm months and many times the sow just goes into the...

The Story of Junior: The Kidnapped Pig

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Monday January 24, 2011   -   By David

Junior cuddling his foster mom I was digging through some photos today and came across Junior. Junior was orphaned in the winter of 2006. Actually my wife was outside and heard a piglet squealing as if in distress. She went to investigate and ...

Getting Ready for New Pigs

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Wednesday February 24, 2010   -   By David

If I figured right we'll have piglets by the middle of March. Randy and I have been working to get the new barn ready inside for the sows to be brought in. I'm really hoping for nice size litters. Seems like every year I end up needing more pigs than I have....

New Building Framed Up

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Saturday January 30, 2010   -   By David

Our new building is framed up and ready for metal. We'll use this to farrow pigs in the winter and brood chicks when pigs are out on pasture.   I try to plan buildings for multiple use. For the first several years the only building we had was a yard...

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