The piglets of Cable Creek Farm had their first peek of the world Wednesday morning. The farm welcomed over a dozen young ones to a life of pastures neighboring a llama, a milk cow and two hyper dogs.
We stopped by the farm to find Beth Tysdal, owner, sporting her Carhartt work clothes, fussing with two litters of piglets from two new mothers.
The sad fact of farming. These piggies will be bacon one day. They’re cute though.
As I walked with Tysdal to the farm house to meet the piglet getting bottle-fed, she told me some of them didn’t make it. One was still born. Two others died at birth. One was stepped on by the mother, killing it.
I asked, “Did you bury them?”
She responded, “No… We just threw them away.”
Life is tough on a farm.
On that sad note, let’s talk about something positive. The Cable Creek Farm just got a milk cow which has come in handy for feeding some of the piglets who can’t seem to get the opportunity to nurse by their mothers.