Archive for September 10th, 2008

More piglets!

My second sow, Scrumpy, has farrowed! She’s produced five piglets, two cream/pink, two black and white and one brown and white. It was a bit of a surprise as I didn’t think she was due yet, but yet again, my pigs have proved me wrong. My guess for when Tia would farrow was about two weeks ahead of the actual date, so for a fortnight I got up at three o’clock in the morning to check on her. I don’t know who was more exhausted by the experience, her or me! And I missed Scrumpy’s altogether, so better luck next time?

No photos as yet, but I’m hoping someone will be along later with a digital camera. Or a cable to upload photos from my phone. But there will be photos very soon!!!

Where Were You When

Just seen the Where Were You When meme over at wongaBlog and since he’s opened it up to all, I thought I’d have a go!

Princess Diana’s death – 31 August 1997

I was farm-sitting in Pembrokshire for a friend of a friend of mum’s. It was my penultimate day and I was driving across the fields at 7 in the morning on my way to check the sheep when the news came on. A first I thought it was a really sick joke and it wasn’t until I arrived back at the house a couple of hours later and switched the TV on that I disocovered the truth…

Margaret Thatcher’s resignation – 22 November 1990

I ws at school and all my teachers seemed really happy but I didn’t get why! My grandmother’s Arab mare gave birth to a filly foal that day so she called her Maggie. Mum bought an ex-Racehorse a week later, on the same day that Major was elected. Guess what she called him.

Hmm, I wonder why how I turned out to be Labour?!

Attack on the twin towers – 11 September 2001

I was at work when someone (can’t remember who) came in and said we had to turn the TV on. I don’t think anyone did any work for the rest of the day.

England’s World Cup Semi Final v Germany in – 4 July 1990


President Kennedy’s Assassination – 22 November 1963

Erm, a bit before my time. But I do remember when the Berlin Wall came down, if that counts for anything? I watched it on NewsRound!

Anyone else fancy a go?