Iowa Swabian Hall Mommas

Watching the sows interact with each other is amazing. Once all of the mommas and babies are out in the official farrowing pasture, they hang out together all day. They’ll babysit each other’s babies if one of them needs a break, they’ll nap at the same time and lay down to nurse at the same time. The moms even team up in the farrowing huts and lay belly to belly with the babies nestled in between them to keep all of  the baby pigs warm on cold nights. It takes a village, people.