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some days are just more exciting than others

 

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Just to remind us what total amateurs we are, Adam went this morning to build a farrowing nest for our girl pig who we suspected might be pregnant, and discovered we had piglets. Eleven of them. 

Of course it happened the first morning Dad was home. Not yesterday. Not two days ago. The first morning. Of course it did. Because we desperately need at least one person in the paddock who knows what they are doing. We were grateful he was here. He and Adam quickly built a safe cage around her and undertook some emergency fencing. Dad kept an eye on the circling crows, who apparently go for the wee little eyes, nasty buggers. 

I'm also grateful to my eleven-year-old friend Emily for the last photo here of her Mum, my dear friend Linda, holding one of our new charges. 

Fiasco farming at its best, Adam said.

PIGLETS! Hooray!

xxx

 

 

25 Comments on “some days are just more exciting than others

Cassandra
May 14, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Oh how exciting. I love them! When I was about 6 years old I used to go to the chook shed and say hi to my guinea pigs which ran around wild in there. Some days there were more than usual, breed like rabbits. But piglets, wow!

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trixi
May 14, 2012 at 9:30 pm

They are sooo sweet…what a lovely way to start the day!

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Tricia
May 14, 2012 at 10:11 pm

Hooray indeed!

Pigs are unfortunately the one thing I can’t convince Daddy Eco we need..

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Darren (Green Change)
May 14, 2012 at 10:20 pm

Too cool! Megan will be jealous.

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Sue
May 15, 2012 at 1:01 am

Wow.

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Joolzmac
May 15, 2012 at 8:21 am

Perhaps you should change your blog banner to “Inner Piggle” for a couple of days? How exciting are the new additions? Cool!

Joolz

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innerpickle
May 15, 2012 at 9:36 am

BAHAHAHA! * Looks pleadingly towards Cassandra *

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kim at allconsuming
May 15, 2012 at 10:02 am

That is most excellent. ELEVEN! Mmm suckling pig. Tasty tasty pig. I’m sorry, is it too soon? if it makes you feel better, some friends of ours, both of them with ag degrees, failed to notice one of their sheep was pregnant until it had lambed and even then it was quite a few days later. Whoops.

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Ngo Family Farm
May 15, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Piggies!! Too, too cute! 🙂
-Jaime

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Renee
May 15, 2012 at 4:05 pm

They’re super cute!!!!

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Christina
May 15, 2012 at 8:06 pm

Piglets, hooray indeed! They are super cute. What an awesome surprise. 🙂

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Vanessa
May 15, 2012 at 8:58 pm

Oh how gorgeous. What wonderful pictures.

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Serena
May 15, 2012 at 9:56 pm

Piglets are soooooo cute it would be awesome coming home to piglets they are super sweet. Enjoy!

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Julie
May 16, 2012 at 3:03 pm

How sweet! We had a filly born on Easter morning. I looked out and thought there was a big dog in the paddock with our horses. Turned out we had a precious palomino filly born on the side of a rocky hill! And we thought the mare was eating too much!

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Kylie
May 16, 2012 at 3:48 pm

sweet! The kids must love them. Thanks for your latest lemon slice recipie! Have just tried it (and mucked it up by not baking the base) – somehow has still turned out delicious…

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Artificial Grass
May 17, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Nice to see your blog here. Piglets are looking so cute and adorable. The last photo is really very beautiful. I wish if I could have so many cute piglets like you have.

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Wild Colonial Girl
May 21, 2012 at 5:04 pm

Piglets. That is so exciting. What kind of pigs are they? I remember seeing some when we were in south France that looked a bit like that, roaming about. So gorgeous.

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littlegreenvillage
May 23, 2012 at 12:04 pm

What a fantastic surprise!
I like the low key pregnancy.
Wish it were the same in humans~

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Tammi
May 25, 2012 at 7:21 pm

What sweet pictures…your piglets are adorable!

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Lisa
May 27, 2012 at 7:45 pm

Very cute, wish we had space for a pig. Presumably you have to cover the pen too in order to keep the crows out until piglets are quite a bit bigger.

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Julie
May 28, 2012 at 4:44 am

Hope you’re okay? I’ve missed you!

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dad
May 31, 2012 at 4:41 pm

where are you?

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Sue
June 1, 2012 at 2:03 am

Okay, your Dad said that? Now we’re getting worried- check in, kiddo!

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innerpickle
June 1, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Next door, you clown. Less alarming smoke signals thanks!!

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innerpickle
June 1, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Back shortly. Lots of love xx

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