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GrannieAnnie

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Re: new piggies ordered
« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2012, 14:18 »
Didn't we miss you though?  Thanks Joy, that definitely rings a bell!

Did you have your daughter or someone with you?

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Re: new piggies ordered
« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2012, 22:46 »
Could you post a pic of your pig house - I am intrigued - and probably going to be sharing a couple of pigs with the neighbours very soon - so it would be great to see what you did
My maths shows that bird is equal to or greater than the word...

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Re: new piggies ordered
« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2012, 11:10 »
managed to get hold of 1500ltr orange juice tank, made out of a sort of rubber/plastic, laid it down, cut a piece out longways, approx 33ins wide, this is so it sits on the floor on straight edges, stopping it rolling.

A door way was cut at the opposite end to the filler lid, cos lid has breather holes in it, assisting with ventilation of hut, doorway approx 30x30ins.

A euro-pallet was laid inside and covered with straw, this keeps pigs off the floor and dry, easy to clean out aswell.
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Re: new piggies ordered
« Reply #18 on: April 02, 2012, 13:50 »
Great idea! It looks pretty heavy, but have there been no issues with the pigs 'rolling' it over?

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« Reply #19 on: April 02, 2012, 14:04 »
not as heavy as it looks, one person can move it about, as for pigs rolling it, forgot to mention that it is secured by a stake on each corner, and one at the back to stop them pushing it.

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Re: new piggies ordered
« Reply #20 on: April 02, 2012, 20:25 »
Eee, right proper posh that is, lad  ;) :D
I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days all attack me at once...

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Re: new piggies ordered
« Reply #21 on: April 03, 2012, 16:59 »
Very cool.
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Re: new piggies ordered
« Reply #22 on: April 03, 2012, 23:16 »
Very impressive - thanks

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Re: new piggies ordered
« Reply #23 on: April 04, 2012, 09:25 »
you can find these tanks on Ebay, ;)

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Re: new piggies ordered
« Reply #24 on: May 03, 2012, 15:59 »
our new boys are definitely growing, wouldn't like to try and pick them up now.
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Re: new piggies ordered
« Reply #25 on: June 11, 2012, 12:51 »
moved our little fellas onto new strip to clear, only took them just over a month to clear piece in front of photo.
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Re: new piggies ordered
« Reply #26 on: June 11, 2012, 12:55 »
this is their next bit, just extended what they have cleared. cut the grass down to keep it off electric fence.
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Re: new piggies ordered
« Reply #27 on: June 11, 2012, 13:03 »
They have got all this to clear, each strip belongs to each of our neighbours, and only the first 2 are being used so the neighbours have told us that we can use their bits for our pigs, which also keeps it from overgrowing too much. Where the trees are in the background is a strip of land which we have been told that we can use indefinitely by it's owner as they moved away, sold the house but not the strip of land.

It hasn't been touched for 12 years so when one of our neighbours saw the person awhile ago and reminded her about the strip, she said she wasn't interested in it, so when she heard about us she sent a message to say it is ours to do with as we want.

There is a large fallen tree, and the ground is covered in ivy, bramble etc, so we are going to fence it off, and put a couple of OSB's in it. They will have plenty of shade incase of strong sunlight, they'll love it.
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Re: new piggies ordered
« Reply #28 on: June 11, 2012, 18:16 »
Wonderful, thanks for the updates & piccies  :D

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Re: new piggies ordered
« Reply #29 on: June 11, 2012, 19:01 »
If only I could borrow some pigs to clear my allotment of mare's tail :lol: :lol:



 

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