Wednesday, 18 March 2009

There's a pig in our living room!

Posted by Rosie

Pignatius is settling in to his new quarters, namely the part of the old barn that will one day become our living room!! Simon finished the fencing around his pen today and Pig spent the afternoon in the sunshine, gobbling up grass and no doubt planning his escape!

He is a Kune Kune pig, a breed which originally came from New Zealand and means fat in Maori. Despite nearly dying out in the 1970's they are now thriving. We hope to add to the numbers as in a few months Pignatius will be introduced to Isadora Duncan and Charlotte Rampling, two females currently residing at our friends. Hopefully they will ermmmmm ....... "make bacon" and we will have a good supply of weaners for meat and maybe to sell on.

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  1. excellent! - where will the weaners live.. or have you yet to break that to simon...:D

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  2. Shhhhh - don't tell him ....

    Actually he is on the case fencing the area that used to be the old veg patch and will one day become the natural swimming pool. In the meantime the weaners should root over it nicely and get rid of all the tree suckers thast are in there.

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  3. Fantastic...hope all goes to plan.

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  4. ooo the pig pic :o) he is a handsome chap indeed,there are kune kunes at Longburton Farm where we get our meat from,they are very friendly pigs
    GTM x

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  5. Good one. Funny to hear about Kune Kunes being over there. People mainly have them for pets here, although I gather they are very tasty :-)

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  6. Super duper exciting and what a handsome pig he is. Best of luck with the 'baby project', not much cuter than a tiny piglet!!

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  7. Ah the pigs. We have just collected our two GOS/British Lop. They are very sweet and, as last years, are called Sausage and Bacon.

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  8. Last year our weaners were called Scratchings and Crackling!

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