Pigs for the first time

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Pigs for the first time
« on: August 03, 2009, 15:28 »
Last weekend we finally got 2 weaners, it was very scary as we have never kept pigs before. I have been reading all about chickens (we got them in April (for the first time)) for a few months and have had loads of good advice. I thought it was time I registered and showed some pics of the pigs whilst they are still cute. The picture shows there first time outside the pen, they were a lovely clean pink - not any more! :blink: Pics show first night out and sometime the following day.
The intention is they go for a holiday just before Christmas and come back in a different format!!!! :wub: But before then it looks like we shall have lots of fun.
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Re: Pigs for the first time
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2009, 15:46 »
The will not stay that way for long.  You will be amazed how quick they grow.  What breed are they?
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Re: Pigs for the first time
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2009, 16:04 »
They look lovely  :).
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Re: Pigs for the first time
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2009, 18:24 »
Thanks for the interest, The Boar is a Welsh breed and the sow is a lovely gentle Gloucester Old Spot, both live on a very nice smallholding and get spoilt rotten.

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Re: Pigs for the first time
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2009, 18:26 »
Pot or Pet?

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Re: Pigs for the first time
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2009, 18:38 »
they look great, good luck with them and if you rub their bellies they tip on their sides, it's fun!  :)
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Re: Pigs for the first time
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2009, 11:02 »
There looking nice, when we eventualy move I'm thinking of renting a small space of the field behind us and get 2.
Graham = 2x Border collie Dogs, 2x Cats, 1x Wife, 2x Kids, 2x Hamsters and now 10x chickens.

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Re: Pigs for the first time
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2009, 18:47 »
Dare I ask if you will be including Bacon as part of your different format ?  :wub: As I make all of my own bacon and gammons, so should you be looking for a realy easy recipe give me a shout when the time comes and I will be glad to pass the one I use on.  :nowink:
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Re: Pigs for the first time
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2009, 21:53 »
Dare I ask if you will be including Bacon as part of your different format ?  :wub: As I make all of my own bacon and gammons, so should you be looking for a realy easy recipe give me a shout when the time comes and I will be glad to pass the one I use on.  :nowink:

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Re: Pigs for the first time
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2009, 05:12 »
OK.  Let me finish my Bacon sarnie and i'll fish it out.  ::)

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Re: Pigs for the first time
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2009, 12:49 »
Dare I ask if you will be including Bacon as part of your different format ?  :wub: As I make all of my own bacon and gammons, so should you be looking for a realy easy recipe give me a shout when the time comes and I will be glad to pass the one I use on.  :nowink:
Yes bacon is a definate and I really would appreciate your recipe. Thank you very much. Will also try sausages if I can get hold of a second hand machine, so if you have a good spicy recipe for those I would like that too.
Have also started stroking their bellies, they have turned in to the softest, daftest pigs and seem more interested in a stroke than their dinner. :nowink: We are having a lot of fun with them - and so far no problems.

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Re: Pigs for the first time
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2009, 19:37 »
We have really enjoyed looking after ours.  This was me yesterday measuring them up, they are about 3 weeks ahead of the ones we had last winter, they are putting their food energy into growing rather than keeping warm.
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Re: Pigs for the first time
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2009, 18:42 »
OK.  Let me finish my Bacon sarnie and i'll fish it out.  ::)

Yes please too, I can get organic pork and wanted to try curing, found a pot yesterday to cure it in, so would be really interested - thanks  :)

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Re: Pigs for the first time
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2009, 06:07 »
 Sorry for the delay re. Bacon recipe, it will be here soon.
  If you are looking to make sausages and have a spare hour or two (it will take you that long to get through them all ) have a look at  http://home.pacbell.net/lpoli/index.hmt  .
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