Archive for September 20th, 2009

We have piglets!

I’ve not blogged about this before, but thanks to the “temporary” closure of the local abattoir (since March!), I’ve been forced to keep Pinky and Curly long after they were meant to have shuffled off their mortal coil. And, as you’d expect with two pigs over a certain age, they’ve made babies…

Seven, in fact, who were born this morning:

Pinky and her newborn piglets - 20 September 2009

Pinky and her newborn piglets - 20 September 2009

Pinky's piglets - 20 September 2009

All in a huddle!

Pinky's piglets - 20 September 2009

The milk bar's open for business!

Unusually for Kune Kunes, all seven piglets are pink, though I guess that’s not so surprising, given that both Mum and Dad are pink. I had a good look and am pretty sure that four are male, with three females. And no, they haven’t got names yet – I prefer to wait until they’re at least 48 hours old before committing to names…

I dare say there will be more photos tomorrow, so keep your fingers crossed that they all have a good night 🙂

Snipe in the river!

It’s taken me a while, but I’ve finally got round to taking videos instead of just photos, and I thought you might all appreciate the sights and sounds of Snipe in her favourite place in the world: the river!