Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Piglet prognostication (give-away time!)

As I was agonizing today over when Julia Child was going to finally have her piglets, I realized that there was no need for me to suffer alone when I have all of you! We saw her get bred in the middle of March, so we've been thinking "any day now" ever since the first week of July. Obviously, she did not get pregnant when we saw her get bred. But since James has been with her the whole time, he must have done the deed again when we did not see it. So, it is a bit of a guess now. Due dates are never engraved in stone, but I do like to have it narrowed down to something a little better than a whole month. Anyway, enough of my complaining! To get my mind off of this, I've decided to give away three bars of my goat milk soap, so all of you can be in on the fun of waiting for Julia's piglets. If you want to try your hand at piglet prognostication, just answer the following questions:

  1. What date will Julia have her piglets?
  2. How many piglets will she have?
  3. What will be the male-female breakdown?

The first question is the most important, so everyone who gets that one right will move on to the semi-finals. If you get the number of piglets correct, then we'll have to use the male-female numbers to determine the winner. Basically, the best prognosticator wins! Put your answers in the comment section HERE on the blog (not on Facebook), and only one guess per person, please. You can post your guesses up until she actually farrows, whenever that may be! And I will be sure to put up a post on the blog with pictures as soon as the blessed event occurs.



To help you figure out when she will farrow (that's birthing in pig lingo), I've included a few photos of the expectant mother. She's a little muddy because she had just crawled out of the pond to have a snack when I decided to take these photos. Yes, she has a mouthful of weeds in two pictures. She loves weeds!



21 comments:

Donna OShaughnessy said...

OK, I'll go first. Date July 30, number 7 (I don't see a large number of teats) and 3 male, 4 female. I would love to have another farmers homemade soap. Can't get enough even through I have about 50 bars sitting right in front of me !

Michelle said...

I'm going to go with July 29 - five piglets, three girls and two boys.

I'd love to win - I've never experienced goat's milk soap before!

michelleheumann(at)gmail(dot)com

SkippyMom said...

August 4th, 8 piglets, 3 boys, 5 girls

Miss Effie said...

August 3 .. 6 piglets ...4 males and 2 females.

WorkingGoats4 said...

On Sunday, July 31st, Julia Child will farrow with 6 piglets in total; 4 will be male, and 2 will be female.

- WG4

Mr. and Mrs. Hoosier Homesteader said...

August 5th-8 piglets- 5 males, 3 females

Michelle said...

I will also say July 31, but she'll have nine piglets; six boys and three girls.

Laura and Kelly Allen said...

Ooh, this is a fun one:

August 12
6 piglets
4 females, 2 males

I have NO idea how these things go, so it's a total shot in the dark for me.

MamaTea said...

I say July 28th (today!) 7 piglets, 2 boys 5 girls. What a fun way to have a giveaway!

LindaG said...

Good luck! Hope it's a safe delivery. :)
I know nothing about pigs, so good luck to everyone else!

BJ Gingles said...

I'll say August 8
Six piglets
4 girls, 2 boys

Shula said...

August 6th, 7 piglets 4 boys and 3 girls. Good luck to you and her!

Oxray Farm said...

August 6th
8 piglets
5 girls 3 boys


I love 'games' like this even though I usually loose horribly, still it's fun!

Camille said...

Some pig!!

August 6th
Nine piglets
5 girls - 4 boys

Penny said...

I say she will have 10 piggies, 4 girls and 6 boys on August 3rd.

Fun giveaway!

Tina H said...

I am totally shooting in the dark here, because I have not a clue about pigs....
Date - August 5
Quantity - 9
F:M ratio: 3 females, 6 males

I would love to win as I have never used goats milk soap!

The Headstrong Housewife! said...

I am going to say August 5th, 9 piglets, 6 girls 3 boys.

Kristin said...

August 4th and 7 pigglets-4 boys, 3 girls!

Joyce said...

August 13
13 piglets
8 boys, 5 girls

The Beneficial Bee said...

August 8th
8 piglets
5 boys, 3 girls

Deborah @ Antiquity Oaks said...

Julia gave birth to NINE piglets on Aug. 2 at 8 p.m. -- four girls and five boys. Thanks to everyone for guessing! And congratulations to Penny for being closest with Aug. 3. Miss Effie also guessed Aug. 3, but Penny was closer on the number of piglets, because she guessed 10. Miss Effie guessed six. Thanks again!

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