No vacation week at ag-ed: students care for piglets

Students at Housatonic Valley Regional High School’s agricultural education program assisted with dining arrangements for a litter of pigs born April 19. Photo by Cynthia Kilmer

FALLS VILLAGE — The latest additions to the agricultural education department’s animal roster at Housatonic Valley Regional High School arrived Tuesday evening, April 19, as the lady pig who rejoices in the name Vivian Leigh gave birth to her first litter, a total of 13 piglets.

Ten survived past the first night; nine made it through the first few days.

Six days after the birth, there were eight piglets enthusiastically feeding in a stall in the barn at Housatonic Valley Regional High. The runt of the litter was taken home by Arielle Betti of Cornwall and is doing well.

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