Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Oink Oink...

Patunia and Pattty.. but Brian would like to call them ham and bacon...

We got our newly waened pigs today!!

Brian brought them home in the dog crate in the hybrid true yuppy style : )

... they are VERY cute but they DO smell I must admit ... and I'm hoping the car recovers... (I think a trip to the professional car washer is in order.. next time the pick up may be the better choice) l
then into the wheel barrow to get them up to the barn we really didn't think it would have been wise to pull them out of the crate and "walk" them up to the barn.. I'm thinking we would have been chasing pigs all afternoon had we tried that.. so into the pen with the crate and they can out when they felt a little more relaxed...

We put them in the stall I built for the goats (who are now happily browsing full time)

we will keep them in the stall there for about a week then the plan is to set up a low electric fence where our garden will go and put them in there to act like rototillers!! : ) we'll see if it works in the mean time they are rooting up the stall I put them in and generally doing what pigs do ... I now understand why people put pigs on cement...

here they are : )

4 comments:

Lois said...

Oh, Clare - they are sooooo cute! I love baby pigs - and even bigger pigs. Are you going to get heritage pigs in the future? They are so cool. Love your pictures - that universal cute baby animal rooting in the dirt look! Hey, wouldn't Clementine have herded the pigs into the stall?
Lois

chou-chou said...
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Johnny Sprocket said...

Is it true that a fully grown pig can completely chew up a human body in just 10 minutes? If it is, please do not tell my wife.

Clare Carver said...

LOL Mr John yes it's true and they eat babies too!! you nut...


Ch -ch oh my gosh I LVOE the new names... Proscuitto and Pancetta!

L- yes your right our little dog should be able to do that we'll have to work on that : )