now we are waiting

Well the lady-in-waiting (the young pig) is waiting no longer but now we are the ones who wait for her to get on with it, but as we all know mother nature cannot be hurried.

Nest building since this morning, lots walking around and definite signs of labour but no piglets yet.

Just had a cuppa and going back out to check, at least although cold it is daytime and daylight!

I will post again when there is something to report.

EDIT:

3 hours and several cups of tea (for me) later we have 10 suckling piglets and a snoozing pig. It is so cold tonight that even with the heatlamp on in their little creches we have decided to shut the top of the stable doors on both sets of gilts and their young piglets.

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