Thursday, 22 September 2011

Two Fat Pigs


The two little piggy wiggy's are no longer, in their place we have two fat pigs who have recently been introduced to Trout. The two girls spend a fair bit of time tickling trout. They all lie together, top and toe and bicker aimably enough together. They eat prodigious amounts, have required purposed built, reinforced housing to handle the rigorous self-scratching regime.

They have now ploughed up three areas of land and it means re-fencing the electrics on a regular basis and taking advantage of their ploughing to re-seed the areas they've been in. I've written an article on pigs for the upcoming ABC Organic Gardener Magazine.

Trev is on close terms with the pigs, though he, like me, is very careful not to fall over at feed time! They are incredibly solid animals and single-mindedly hungry.

At this stage Pinky and Browny are both due around Christmas day, can't wait for piglets!

7 comments:

Jayne said...

What a gorgeous pair of pigs :) My neighbours have a couple of pigs that look very similiar, they're slowly ploughing up our paddocks. Pigs are such adorable creatures- I look forward to seeing photos of your piglets :D

firestar40 said...

Well Linda and Trev and the gorgeous little man Caleb,I have only just found your book"Living the good life" and i could not put it down.Im about 2/3,s of the way through and have had a good laugh at times.I got home from work and googled your name Linda and here you are in Tassie!WOW thats the life aye,you have truly inspired me to do more in my modest vegie patch and your lot in Tassie makes one green with envy:).... But happy for you at the same time..Will be tracking your pages with keen interest..Jo

dixiebelle said...

I haven't dropped in for ages, sorry, but so glad to not only see some lovely fat piggies, but doesn't Trev look awesome & healthy! Hope all is going well for you all...

Ravs said...

'Ploughing up the paddocks' - I guess that rules a pig out for my suburban back yard, much as I like them.
Just have to stick with the chickens & native bees for now.

melles said...

If you don't want it to plough & only be a pet you put a ring in their nose Ravs

Linda Cockburn said...

Not sure rings through noses is legal Ravs. Kind of like burning the end off a chooks beak so it can't peck other chooks...

Sharon said...

I really enjoyed your piggie article in Organic Gardener. I'm considering getting some piggies for ploughing duties in the next couple of years I think. Not till we can keep the goats in their paddock, they would have to be THE most stubborn animals ever!!!