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Posted: Saturday 3 March, 2012

by Rosemary at 10:29am in Pigs 5 comments Comments closed

Well, our three Hampshire gilts have taken up residence in their new accommodation.

We picked them and their two brothers up yesterday from Robert and Lillian Waddell, dropped their brothers off in their woodland idyll then, rather unceremoniously, bundled the girls into their ark. We decided to keep them shut in last night rather than try to herd them to bed, so I put in a bucket of water and their supper, then left them to chill after what had been a challenging day for them.

This morning, we could hardly see them in the straw, but breakfast tempted them out.

Hampshire weanersHampshire weaners at breakfast

They've now explored the boundaries, rootled around in the leaf litter, been back in the nest for a nap, greeted a few visitors and had their supper. Phew, busy day.

Tom and Hampshire weanersExpert pig feeder Ben serving dinner to the Hampshires

They are really bonny and remarkably calm. Tomorrow, we'll make a start on the apple slices smiley



Saturday 3 March, 2012 at 9:18pm

are the 2 in the woods urs too?

what are their characters like? look great x


Sunday 4 March, 2012 at 12:46pm

they're so pretty. apple slices...... you're a meany!!


Sunday 4 March, 2012 at 3:21pm

PP - the two in the woods are our vet's. We picked them up for him.

Claire - they will love apples slices :-) Get's them nice and tame - they're too young to garnish yet.


Wednesday 7 March, 2012 at 11:51am

Welcome back! I've been waiting for news, thought that something must have upset the apple cart when there was such a long period without news, ( latest entry was late January for quit a while).

Are the gilts for food or breeding?


Wednesday 7 March, 2012 at 1:02pm

Neil - got obsessed with Facebook :-)

They are for eating; none are good enough to register and breed from.

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