More piglet Ooohs and Aaahs!

Patch - 29 September 2009

Patch - 29 September 2009

That’s Patch. He’s the smallest of the litter and is currently being bottle-fed on top of what he gets from Pinky. And yes, the others do have names as well, but I’m still struggling to tell them all apart, let alone get them to stay still long enough for me to take a photo!

Piglets at the milk bar - 30 September 2009

Piglets at the milk bar - 30 September 2009

You know you want to steal one, really!

Curly, Pinky and their piglets - 1 October 2009

Curly, Pinky and their piglets - 1 October 2009

Amazingly, considering it was the first of October, it was so hot on Thursday that the pigs declared the Grand Re-Opening of Wallow Season and I spent much of the afternoon carrying buckets of water across the field to refill empty water bowls.

Pinky wouldn’t let Curly share her wallow … he had to wait til she’d finished!

Piglets on the move - 2 October 2009

Piglets on the move - 2 October 2009

I swear that this lot are far more adventurous than my previous litters … this morning they were all for heading off down the drive, and this afternoon their courage (thankfully!) failed them just as they were about to pop through the electric fence making up the sows’ enclosure! Little monsters… On Sunday, I’ll be switching their electric fence on in the hopes of encouraging them to stay put!

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11 responses to this post.

  1. Li’l devils. 😉

  2. Posted by ceebs on 3 October 2009 at 8:53 am

    contented piglet!

  3. Posted by Julia on 3 October 2009 at 10:42 am

    So cute!

  4. LOL, you’d better get some chicken wire on the bottom of that gate, methinks! Otherwise you’ll have another Harold moment when one of them finds their way to the farmhouse!

  5. Posted by Jan on 3 October 2009 at 2:35 pm

    What great photos! I’ve never had anything to do with pigs, apart from eating them (!), but they look like great fun!

  6. Yes, cute and naughty – and dangerous combination!

    Yesterday, they finally managed what they’ve been threatening to do and popped through the sows’ electric fence while I was feeding them. Luckily, Snipe was with me and by some miracle she understood my desperate command to “get rid of the piglets”! She bounced up to them and they all squealed, turned round and ran away as fast as their little legs could carry them. Which is faster than you’d imagine….

  7. Hooray for Snipe! Did she get an extra biscuit?

  8. Well, no … but she did find some pig poo!!

  9. Those piglets are adorable!

  10. They seem to get cuter each day, but I know all about their secret identity as Little Monsters To Be 🙂

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