We Couldn't Have Picked a Worse Week To Have Piglets!

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Living Traditions Homestead

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After a mild winter in the Ozarks winter is finally about to arrive. Of course, this is also the week our pig, Myrtle, is supposed to be having piglets. .
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rdm98607 4 օր առաջ
Hi. Cute piglets!! Just wanted to add. Your sows seem friendly amd good moms. We used to raise Hampshires and Yorkshires . Just a note. It costs the same to feed the moms, and the 2 breeds i mentioned usually have 9 babies average, many times 12 babies. Those are nice breeds as well. More $$ in your pocket at sales time. FYI.
Drew Black
Drew Black 8 օր առաջ
Cool tool! Love watching your honest innovations. We learn with you.
James Szura
James Szura 12 օր առաջ
My family lives in the Booger County Area as well. My sister has a surplus of eggs and was wondering if you would be interested in trading milk for her eggs. She gets about 35 eggs daily.
Chicken Momma
Chicken Momma 12 օր առաջ
Glad you used that tarp. I feel like my comment may have helped. Yeah!! Sorry to insist, but she needs more hay in there still.
Harold Blalock
Harold Blalock 13 օր առաջ
Ha down here in Texas got my garden in on time for the first time in years . Froze solid.
Vernon Vest
Vernon Vest 14 օր առաջ
Mettle is waiting on warm weather to have her piglet.
Tina McLaughlin
Tina McLaughlin 14 օր առաջ
My husband & I are new to your channel and we just wanted to say that we LOVE how you two work together! We have planning our own little homestead & have been learning so much from you two! We are finally picking out our little piece of land this year after having to wait because of covid. We have been planning between 2 states to settle in, 1 is Kentucky other is Missouri ( in Ozarks)! We've been watching & saw how cold🤢 it's been. Stay strong & warm! We plan on staying long life subscribers to your channel & THANK YOU for all of your help! 🤗
Colleen Toepfer
Colleen Toepfer 15 օր առաջ
I love how you set up the farrowing pen with the little area with the heat lamp. All the pig pens look great also.
Stephen Butler
Stephen Butler 15 օր առաջ
Teets get hot a couple days before they farrow.
Cheri Lynn
Cheri Lynn 17 օր առաջ
A friendly suggestion: if your pig pens are close enough, you can make the gates open in opposite directions so that, when you open the gates, they will block off your passageway between the two pens and the pigs can walk freely from one pen to the other without having to go get a cattle panel.
Amanda Nemes
Amanda Nemes 17 օր առաջ
I ❤️ your tool time shares!
Lisa Marr
Lisa Marr 18 օր առաջ
I believe the mommas will also eat them
Lisa Marr
Lisa Marr 18 օր առաջ
Be thankful you are not dealing with -40 like we are in Canada... -1 isn't that bad. We birthed calves in -20 in cattle shelters and warming pens. Your piggies will be fine.
L Costantino
L Costantino 18 օր առաջ
A couple of tree stumps make a nice scratching post 4 Charley.....
R Cordell
R Cordell 18 օր առաջ
It seems you all are Christians? Have you ever thought about eating biblically clean?
Richard Martinie
Richard Martinie 19 օր առաջ
Absolutely wonderful video Y’all 👍🏻😊👍🏻 I just love you guys!!! What a terrific job you’re doing on the homestead!! 💪🏻 Thank you SO MUCH for sharing your lives and experiences with us!! 😃 When COVID is under control, would you ever consider allowing us subscribers stop by and meet you and see the homestead?! 🤔
Chris Buckles
Chris Buckles 20 օր առաջ
There was just a house fire here in Oregon from a heat lamp for animals. PLEASE keep it away from combustibles like that plywood and bedding. Maybe you could set up some kind of alarm. Love, love, love your informative videos. Would like to see more on using the food from the freeze dryer. We are on the fence on getting one.
Rachel Solomons
Rachel Solomons 20 օր առաջ
I found out the other day i was one of the "lucky ones" who was autokicked from being subbed to your channel, i just figured yall took a break after the surgery but now i am actually lucky cause I have so much to catch up on! ❤
Bud Hames
Bud Hames 20 օր առաջ
Still no piglets?
B H 20 օր առաջ
Please have a portable power plant to keep the lights on the babies!!!!!
Michelle Taylor
Michelle Taylor 21 օր առաջ
I would love to know what camera you guys are using with wireless microphones
David Mcmillan
David Mcmillan 21 օր առաջ
-15 for you guys on monday the 15th
Lauren Simonelli
Lauren Simonelli 21 օր առաջ
It always makes me happy to see how peaceful and happy your animals are, and the good relationship you have with them. Even though you will be eating them for meat, you care enough to make sure that they will only have one bad day their entire lives.
Lyndsay Holmes
Lyndsay Holmes 21 օր առաջ
Have you considered a farrowing crate? There are mixed opinions but first time moms will commonly lay on their babies. Also have you considered heater instead of lamps due to risk of fire? With her milk coming in she’s really close to delivery! Good luck guys!
Cypress Bayou Homestead
Cypress Bayou Homestead 21 օր առաջ
Nice Video! I love the back scratching at the end, but not as much as Charlie did!
Greenwave 21 օր առաջ
I'm 3 hrs. East of you, Its gonna get cold...I'm putting a lot of plants out next month, got my fingers crossed
BJK 21 օր առաջ
Looks like you need a grooming brush for Charlie.
Elizabeth 21 օր առաջ
3 days later... I can’t wait to see those piglets! 🤎
Leah R.
Leah R. 22 օր առաջ
Watching on Feb. 9 and it was 5 degrees last night in St. Louis☹
snapstring 22 օր առաջ
Valerie Ellison
Valerie Ellison 22 օր առաջ
Stick some chopped veggies in that bale and I bet Charlie and Mildred will love rooting around in it!
Christina Anderson
Christina Anderson 22 օր առաջ
I live in NE North Dakota. We have had sows have babies in the winter outside (typical winter is -10 to -20 below without wind chill). LOTS of straw, no heat lamps. 😉 also when pressure changes, never fails they will labor.
Leadfoot nick
Leadfoot nick 22 օր առաջ
hi and good video and keep up the good videos
Susan Pendell
Susan Pendell 22 օր առաջ
I heard that really cold weather is suppose to hit this month. You're going to want blankets for the pigs, esp. mama and babies. Cold wind comes through any cracks and can set a bad chill, esp. on wet newborns. So I don't think that it could be too warm in that barn for her when babies come. I was think of them being cold and shivering because they'll be wet newborns.
Rachel Ewing
Rachel Ewing 22 օր առաջ
We love seeing the pigs!! Pigs are next year's project for us. This year it is meat rabbits!! Will you have any Silver Fox Trios available for sale soon? We have our cages all ready and live in the Fordland area. Btw my husband likes the metal cutting tool. It will come in handy for the rabbit tractors.
16KingJamesBibleBeliever11 22 օր առաջ
I wish it was in the single digits above 0 ! it's -8 with a windchill of -29 below :(.
Vernon Vest
Vernon Vest 22 օր առաջ
Know piglets yet.
French HenVT
French HenVT 22 օր առաջ
So funny ... their reaction to the backscratchers
pappyjohn 99
pappyjohn 99 22 օր առաջ
Frances Blake
Frances Blake 22 օր առաջ
Any piglets yet?
Harry Dersham
Harry Dersham 22 օր առաջ
Welcome to MO
Carol Mauriello
Carol Mauriello 22 օր առաջ
Extra care is nice - im in upstate NY - lots if snow and cold- my grandpa never did this for his pigs.
lisa reaume
lisa reaume 22 օր առաջ
*************YOU NEED A DOG HAIR BRUSH FOR THE PIGS,,,THEY WOULD LOVE IT,,,,That way your hands won't stink so bad afterwards*********************************
TMaryso43 Williams
TMaryso43 Williams 22 օր առաջ
You cannot pick the weather!
hearts lessons
hearts lessons 22 օր առաջ
If she has few really tiny ones take them out and bottle feed them. Yes I grew up on a hog farm and we did have a few the gave birth during the winter time. We learn from our mistakes and really tiny ones didn't survive. So we take them inside the house and bottle feed them. The area is to small for the mother pig and baby's. Mom will want to move around inside without hurting the babies. And the light is to low because mom will stand-up and touch the lamp. Bring the plywood up higher to keep the heat in. That's just my opinion.
Trista Pritchard
Trista Pritchard 22 օր առաջ
Lucky pigs!! Charlie reminds me of a pig we raised for butcher named P. Sizzle (lol). He was like a big dog! What made you guys decide to switch over to having your own breeders? I'd love to see some "nerdy math" on the cost efficiency of having your breeding stock as opposed to just raising for butcher. My husband is a big numbers guy, I always use your videos to ease my husband's mind when it comes to starting new adventures on our homestead. ❤ God Bless You all!
Kevim C
Kevim C 22 օր առաջ
nice set up
Herb Houston
Herb Houston 22 օր առաջ
I missed where the rabbits are now... or do you still have them?
shartne 22 օր առաջ
Put a little bit of straw in the heat lamp area for them to lay on.
frugal engineer
frugal engineer 22 օր առաջ
keep it up 👍🏿
barsoom43 23 օր առաջ
Maybe get a mineral lick block for the sow.. helps keep them from eating their young.
Stephen Shorb
Stephen Shorb 23 օր առաջ
Good to watch
Cheryl Callahan
Cheryl Callahan 23 օր առաջ
🌻Living Traditions Homestead 🌻always enjoy your videos🌟 Listening from Mass USA🌟 Hello everyone on UTube
esther munroe
esther munroe 23 օր առաջ
Right there with ya. We hoped to snag the typical warm spell we get in Feb for our doe to kid and instead its gonna be freezing cold....oh well. Live and learn. Good luck piggie!
Rick W
Rick W 23 օր առաջ
I was planning on moving to Missouri but I just found out about personal property taxes there. How bad is this tax?
Rick W
Rick W 21 օր առաջ
@Living Traditions Homestead thanks for the reply!
Living Traditions Homestead
Living Traditions Homestead 21 օր առաջ
Taxes here are extremely low.
Diana Hilton
Diana Hilton 23 օր առաջ
Im no expert, but if I was a young pig, I'd go hang out where the warm AND the food is. I hope your heat lamp idea works for you. It might be better time spent to enlarge your pen for both mama and piglets. Good luck in your endeavors.
K's Korner
K's Korner 23 օր առաջ
You have such compassion for your animals!
Rob Crow
Rob Crow 23 օր առաջ
Seems like there are a lot of pig experts in the comments 🤣🤣🤣 This all reminds me of having kids. The first baby is in a perfect sanitary environment... the second is not so much.... 3rd and 4th are in a diaper only crawling around in the dirt and putting god only knows what in their mouth. They estimate there are 6 million feral hogs in the US so I guess it's possible for pigs to farrow without human assistance. But I'm pretty sure you guys will be there to help!! Good for you! 🤠🤗
David Ellis
David Ellis 23 օր առաջ
Just some advice don't ever hang a heat lamp from the cord use a chain. Biggest problem people hang from the cord causes fire . Always use a chain on the hook to hang And don't tie knot in cord. Just advice. 👍
Leila Tussing
Leila Tussing 23 օր առաջ
Rather than tying a knot in cord, use another piece of chain and attach it to the hanging loop made into the lamp.
Andrew Nichol
Andrew Nichol 23 օր առաջ
As always 'The Lord will provide' a pat answer for a tense time but there is a plan and we don't know what that looks like. Be encouraged and encouraging to each other
Jim Taylor
Jim Taylor 23 օր առաջ
This was a very relaxing video to watch. I learn little things with each one you both make. Thank you for always saying a blessing at the end.🚜🍻
milliesrdr 23 օր առաջ
I loved the video and especially the tip on the drill attachment for cutting tin! My husband thought it looked like a great investment too. Good luck on the piglets.... also I have a question.... do you ever use a SOIL TESTER? If you have what do you recommend please?
Ana Larson
Ana Larson 23 օր առաջ
Wow she looks like any day now. Hope it works out well.
Debbie Bragg
Debbie Bragg 23 օր առաջ
Rita Brunetti
Rita Brunetti 23 օր առաջ
Nice seeing you both today. Here in Rhode Island we had snow today. At least a foot if not more. Good luck with Charlie and his girlfriend, maybe some babies soon.
Lois Tempus
Lois Tempus 23 օր առաջ
Make sur the show cant reach over and get the cord
Mark M
Mark M 23 օր առաջ
We used to have music playing in background for pigs. They seem to be more relaxed.
Mark M
Mark M 23 օր առաջ
Big boy toys!! 😂
Anthony Hawkins
Anthony Hawkins 23 օր առաջ
I had a litter of pigs last night with zero degree temp but I have a heated farrowing house. With your cutters put them upside down on the drill keeps the battery out of the way.
onlyinmissouri 23 օր առաջ
February is always coldest in Missouri...get a couple heat lamps! The hot Missouri summers need a shade sale over their mud pit.
Hidden Creek Homestead
Hidden Creek Homestead 23 օր առաջ
Our first piglets are coming to our homestead in April... can’t wait!
Yogi Hollow Farm
Yogi Hollow Farm 23 օր առաջ
Never fails! Weather is brutal! We just got 2 - 4 month old weaned piglets and we’re having single digit days and subzero nights! Can’t imagine having newborns! Stay safe!
It was all B.S
It was all B.S 23 օր առաջ
Love to watch you all.
Karyl Harris
Karyl Harris 23 օր առաջ
I rather new to your channel..do you have children 🤔
Wicked Quail & Pork
Wicked Quail & Pork 23 օր առաջ
We have babies here in single digit temperatures often. A heat lamp should do just fine. Sending prayers for healthy babies your way. One of our sows had a litter three days ago she took 12 hours to have the entire litter she delivered her after birth before she delivered one of the piglets and she had two stillborns so we had already decided that this labor was too hard on her to continue breeding her but then over the course of the last three days she has laid on and killed all of the remaining piglets. She does not seem to care when they squeal and did not get up so that they could move away from her. We are extremely saddened by this as of course it's terrible to ever have death on the farm and it has also set us back 3 months worth of pork production so now we will have to find piglets locally and quickly.
ayronsmama05 23 օր առաջ
The end with Charlie was perfect!! Was that dance called the "ham bone"? I know too porky sounding, lol! Blessings y'all!
Jewel Hefner
Jewel Hefner 23 օր առաջ
The best laid plans of Mice and Men!
Vernon Vest
Vernon Vest 23 օր առաջ
Any pigs 🐖 yet.
Mary Glidden
Mary Glidden 23 օր առաջ
The best part- watching Charlie enjoy his back rub!
Timothy Hersh
Timothy Hersh 23 օր առաջ
Hey yall! We love your channel and draw on it regularly. I would sure like to know how I could get the same coat that Kevin is wearing? The length is perfect! I am glad you had success with your sow, they can be tricky their time time around. God bless you all.
William Koelsch
William Koelsch 23 օր առաջ
Put some red wigglers on your hay bale and maybe some juicy stuff and it will make it's own pig food farm! All their favorites, bugs,grubs, worms and dirt! In my operation, Charlie is on the barbi as soon as the girls are bred. One of his sons will take his place, or be traded for another boar piglet. Sows get replaced after the second farrowing,and on it goes. Only feeding stock during the growth phase, not maintaining a giant frame of 450 lbs!
Josh Wohlers
Josh Wohlers 23 օր առաջ
Hitting negatives next week here in central MO
Lorraine Barnes
Lorraine Barnes 23 օր առաջ
I especially love the part with Charlie
Karen MAcgyver2
Karen MAcgyver2 23 օր առաջ
Mommas have their babies in worst weather cuz of #1- the preditors r hiding from weather #2-any baby that survives is going to pass on hardy genes ( like - the strongest survive!!!) M[ther nature knows best ,eve, f we don't like the looks or feelcof it ...its best to leave her( mother nature)n those that follow her(animals n plants) ,alone !!!
Ann McClain
Ann McClain 23 օր առաջ
Love watching you scratch Charlie's back and how much he loves it😊🐖
katherine kotzan
katherine kotzan 23 օր առաջ
Where did you get the tennis shears from
Sage and Stone Homestead
Sage and Stone Homestead 23 օր առաջ
We have goats due in that super cold snap too. A few of them.
Suzanne Foss
Suzanne Foss 23 օր առաջ
I really enjoy watching your channel. I always learn something new.
Joshua Smith
Joshua Smith 23 օր առաջ
Same weather here in central Ontario, Canada. Snow and cold is just showing up now. It seems winter has pushed ahead a few mths the last few years and is showing up in Feb. My piiglets are due first half of April. Good luck.
Debby Most
Debby Most 23 օր առաջ
I love the pig feeding stations. I always fed pigs in a trough. Seeing some farmers dump dry grain/food scraps in the dirt bothers me, farm animals deserve respect and you guys are the best when it comes to that, thank you. We love your videos, looking forward to seeing the piglets!
Robyn Maree
Robyn Maree 23 օր առաջ
Cold rainy nights, that’s when our lambs are born!
Robertwayne 23 օր առաջ
When you are going through something difficult, remember the teacher is always quiet during a test!
Ann Mittelstadt
Ann Mittelstadt 23 օր առաջ
Hi Sarah and Kevin, I had watch Charlie 5 times walking over to the big dish and tipping it and looking in it, it was funny, it was like he was a robot. Great work in getting the pen ready.
Gerda Hudelist
Gerda Hudelist 23 օր առաջ
Love the way you guys take time to explain everything so well! Learning loads from you!
Punky Dog Gear
Punky Dog Gear 24 օր առաջ
It's icy now! Did ya'll have piglets yet?
Jennifer N
Jennifer N 24 օր առաջ
You're excellent stewards of the land. 💕
Ceilidh 24 օր առաջ
Ha, I've got a hen named Myrtle too- great choice ;) Had to bring my ladies into the porch for the weekend for a sudden cold snap too. -38c tonight, feeling like -51c with windchill 🥶
Toni Franklin
Toni Franklin 24 օր առաջ
You always have such cool toys. I can just imagine when my husband and I buy our land. How many toys he's going to have. hehe
Rita McCartt-Kordon
Rita McCartt-Kordon 24 օր առաջ
She's such a purdy pig!! Have you seen those "Grooming Gloves" they have for pets? Dogs, horses, cats, goats, cows, and now PIGS! Charley would love all the nubs on them! It takes out all the loose hair. Our dogs & cats love them! What a well thought out setup for the pigs! GOD bless
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