Pigs are, by far, my favorite animals here at the farm. They are adorable which puts them above the chickens. They are also very smart which puts them above the cows who are obedient and docile, but not overly smart. Pigs are curious. Pigs are friendly. Pigs are fun. Pigs make bacon. The best animals. The best food.
Fun fact about pigs: they don’t sweat. That’s why they like to roll around in mud. This is called wallowing and it is their way of cooling off when it gets hot out.
Hog/swine: other words for pigs
Sow: a female pig
Gilt: a young sow
Boar: an uncastrated male pig
Piglet: a baby pig under eight weeks old
Shoat: a young pig that has just been weaned
Farrow: to give birth; a litter of piglets