Updated: Apr 17
Crikey! I can't believe it is that time already...
Time moves so fast and the piglets are no longer the tiny intrepid little things they were a few weeks ago. As you will have seen!
Having reached the critical two month mark, it was time for them to be re-homed. Having had the best possible start in life they, and their mothers, have now gone their various ways - apart from three who are staying to start the cycle once again – the circle of life no less.
The thought of re-homing the mothers was, as you can imagine, stressful. How would we get them out of the paddock? Would they make a fuss? Would we manage it at all? However, it turned out to be quite remarkable. Ze Felipe (the owner of the boar) sped across the pig paddock to the gate holding the girls breakfast aloft in two buckets, and Bangers and Mash raced after him. Once out of the paddock and onto the track he walked like the Pied Piper of Hamelin, holding the buckets of food in front of them, as they trotted back to their original home down the road.
We had been concerned that if the piglets squeaked whilst all this was going on the big girls would call a halt and go back to them, but not so. There was not even a backward glance as they clattered along behind Ze Felipe. Nice to go back to where they were born.
Seven others have been picked up and taken to their new abodes, there is one more to go, leaving us with two girls: a saddle back (black and white) and the brown piglet with black spots, plus a tricolour boy.
So, your mission, should you wish to accept it, is to help me find names for the remaining piggies.
Names please… what can compete with Bangers and Mash?