02 November 2008

Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud ...

Hmmm ... I wonder what Han and Gran are looking at ...


... apart from a lot of mud ... Let me introduce Pip and one of her offspring. This could be either Wilfred or Percy. I'm not sure which names relate to which piglet!


Here are the other 3, one of which is either Wilfred or Percy! The other 2 are Gormo (don't ask) and Three Spot! They were quite cosy in their little hut, bedded down on the straw, but Han and Rob were determined we were going to get a good view ...



So Rob persuaded them to go out to wallow in the mud!


Once outside they were quite happy to eat the vegetable peelings from our lunch!



My, how you've grown! Pip's not a bad size for 12 months old, is she!




The piglets are almost 4 weeks old. All male, so all destined to become sausages. Sad, but true!



I've had to brighten the photos which has distorted them somewhat, but you get the idea!
Meanwhile, Squeak, who miscarried her first litter, is hopefully due to farrow somewhere around Valentine's Day. I dread to think what names Hannah will come up with for hers! Romeo and Juliet perhaps?


Hope you've all had a jolly weekend ... we have!


11 comments:

Redwoodhouse said...

mum is huge for 12 months and the babies are soo sweet can't believe I ate one of their cousins yesterday!!
Jan

Gingham and Flowers said...

Soooo cute!

Sal said...

They are gorgeous! ;-)

BusyLizzie said...

fab piggies! ... but I think I will stick to just keeping cats!

carolyn said...

There's few things as cute as a piglet.

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Is there a happier sight than a pig in mud?....yes, baby piggies in mud!
Love the photos Sue,
Niki x

sharie said...

what a big girl for 12 months old. Love the little piglets but I'm afraid I couldn't name them and then eat them. When the dogs got one of our chickens and we ended up with her in the fridge I couldn't eat the chicken curry I made out of 'Doris'.

LOUISE said...

I just love pigs. I grew up with them as my dad was a pig farmer. I didn't become attached to any, so eating sausages was no problem! x

Libbys Blog said...

aren't they sweet, thats if a pig can be sweet!! lol!

Shammickite said...

It's so hard to make them into sausages when they all have names!
I'm on holiday in Florida right now so haven't had much chance to catch up on blogs.
The pic of your dad in the N'pton paper was interesting.
When I was in N'pton this summer I stayed with my cousin in Favell Green.... she had just bought a book all about the history of the Berrywood hospital known as St Crispin's. Our grandpa worked there all his life and we found a couple of pictures of him in the book as part of the St Crispins cricket team! I contacted the author and told them who he was, and she sent me copies of the pictures. Wonderful! So I know how excited you are when you got the picture of your dad.
Still in Florida, sunny/cloudy today.
We are heading to Cape Canaveral to see the shuttle launch tomorrow.

Chris said...

:-) Great post LOL. Thanks for your email. A little bit slow over here but it should pick up a bit :-) Hope you are well and thriving! Hope this weekend is as much fun for you :-)