Hands on pigs

The two new arrivals are becoming part of the family

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Meanwhile Spot has her family well organised

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and Bert thinks his new house is just as good for sleeping as his old house

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The ducklings are wondering when they can join the big ducks

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and Twit is worried she might soon be moved into the care of Floppy the cockerel

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Pethan eraill yn y tyddyn heddiw:

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Accommodation available

Bedding brought in

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last minute decorating done

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bedroom all ready

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Elsewhere the neighbouring lambs are recovering from their notching

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and Golden Boy goes for recycling

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Pethan eraill yn y tyddyn heddiw:

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Bert moves house

Today Bert left his quagmire and was escorted…

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to pastures new

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where hopefully his tail can recover

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plus for the first time for many a month he can exchange snuffles with Spot

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She introduces him to his progeny

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on whom he can now keep a watchful eye

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In a couple of weeks they have expanded considerably

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and have grown out of the cuddles they once had

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Lottie and Bina continue to settle down in their new home

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Enjoying the soft grass before they root it all up

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Pigs Galore

Being siblings, Lottie and Bina are close

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but 48 hours on from their arrival they seem to be happy close to us as well. As long as they associate us with food they will be content

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Meanwhile Spot is doing her duty – eat lots, make milk, give milk

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rest teats in wallow and repeat.

She must be doing this right as the magnificent seven are all getting filled up

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and then go off to play

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Pethan eraill yn y tyddyn heddiw:

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Pig bonding

This evening we have a neighbouring family visit to view the piglets and earlier today they were enjoyed by the Elder

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Spot is well bonded with her offspring

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We give Bert a bit of a scratch and tickle so he is not left out

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as across the way the new arrivals are getting a lot of attention

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Also bonding with celeriac today

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having eventually decided it is big enough to move on

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the runner beans are rearing to move on

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and if anyone knows what to do with angelica please tell us as it is about to move on and burst out of the polytunnel

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Pethan eraill yn y tyddyn heddiw:

the first strawberry ripens
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and

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Accommodation taken

We now seem to be responsible for eleven pigs. We have a (very) mature boar, an experienced sow, seven lively two week old piglets and now…

two perfect pedigree gilt weaners – Welcome Lotty and Bina (provisional names to see if they can grow into them) Many thanks to Foldson Rare Breeds

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Housing expansion

The soil is hotting up

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and there are preparations for new arrivals

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cutting semi-circular ends

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Spot is suspicious

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Bert is non-plussed

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The piglets just get on with doing what piglets do

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and the sheep just go up and down the road

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Pethan eraill yn y tyddyn heddiw:

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