Thursday, 25 August 2016

The Wallow

Piglet in the Wallow on the HenSafe Smallholding


Hot here today. Too hot for this piglet not to discover and enjoy the wallow. Amazing how instinct kicks in.

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Gloucester Old Spot Piglets



Collected our weaners today for raising on the HenSafe Smallholding here at Boggy Bottom. Four lovely Gloucester Old Spots from a local farm. A bit later than we usually like to have them which means they’ll be going off in early Winter rather than mid-Autumn. Let’s hope the weather stays good. But the bonus is they’ll be munching faller apples from our friends’ orchard this Autumn, which they’ll love! Introducing them to grass and wide open space was an experience, never having seen the green stuff before. A bit stressed by the electric fence, running around like mad things, they did eventually calm down. Thank goodness… 
Gloucester Old Spot Piglets on the HenSafe smallholding

Learnings:
* May be good to turn off the electric fence initially when introducing piglets to their new home.