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Kate and her Ducks

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Three little piggies.
« on: March 28, 2014, 16:48 »
Trying not to let my OH know but am really very excited about the fact we are going to be getting pigs. We have paid our deposit on 3 Large Black wearers and collect them in 3 weeks! :D

The OH has wanted pigs for ages but as I already look after the ducks, geese, sheep and bees I had said we could only have them if he does all the work with them :D  I think I am more excited than him now though although lambing has to be got through first.
Be like a duck. Calm on the surface but always paddling like the dickens underneath.


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Re: Three little piggies.
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2014, 18:20 »
 :lol:
I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days all attack me at once...

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Re: Three little piggies.
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2014, 19:10 »
Off to read my charcuterie book.  ;)

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Re: Three little piggies.
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2014, 09:36 »
How many lambs are you expecting?

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Re: Three little piggies.
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2014, 21:35 »
we've only got 5 ewes but pretty sure at least 4 are pregnant. didn't get them scanned (haven't found anyone who will do such small numbers) so not sure about singles and twins etc. One looks like she has swallowed a tyre and has half a dozen in there! I suspect a lot of it is just wool though.
Bit worried about one that had started to prolapse although generally in is going back in by itself. Can be a sign of multiple lambs or more worryingly a dead lamb so regular obs for any signs of things not going as she should.

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Re: Three little piggies.
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2014, 10:10 »
Looking forward to pictures when the babies arrive.

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Re: Three little piggies.
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2014, 22:36 »
Sorry it has taken me a little while to get pics on but here are the three boys.




I'm going to sell my rotorvator. These do the job so much better and all those weeds are gradually being turned into bacon!

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Re: Three little piggies.
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2014, 23:42 »
Arn't there handsome :)
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Re: Three little piggies.
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2014, 08:57 »
My dad always said pigs to clear land worked far better than anything else, plus they manure as they go. Lovely boys.

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Re: Three little piggies.
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2014, 09:11 »
They're beautiful.

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Re: Three little piggies.
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2014, 11:48 »
Yay!  ;)

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Re: Three little piggies.
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2014, 17:01 »
They are lovely :)

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Re: Three little piggies.
« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2014, 18:04 »
Good looking chaps  :D :D

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Re: Three little piggies.
« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2014, 20:31 »
My dad always said pigs to clear land worked far better than anything else, plus they manure as they go. Lovely boys.

They certainly do! Planning on selling my tiller as they are far better. They also don't just chop up the weeds and roots but turn them into bacon! :D

They have almost completely turned over the small area they are in which is going to be another veg patch and then they will be moved into the larger field to do their worst there.

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Re: Three little piggies.
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2014, 08:02 »
Allotment committee's should keep some for clearing overgrown plots or at least allow you some for a short while. I'm sure they would sort my horsetail problem out  :D



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