Saturday, June 26, 2010

We have pigs!

Woohoo! Great excitement today as we have at last bought x2 piglets. They are Tamworths - a rare breed, originating from England. We've got them in with the chickens at the moment, while they are small. We've been wanting to get pigs for a while now, so are feeling very happy to now have them and a very fine pair they are too. These pigs are destined for the table so although they are very cute, we have to always bear in mind the reason for getting them. If you haven't already watched the River Cottage series (Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall) and the segments about keeping pigs, I highly recommend it.
Anyway, here they are just after arriving:

And a little later, after a bit of a feed, relaxing in the afternoon sun:


Sandra said...

Brilliant !! you will never regret having pigs..they are the best : )

Our last pigs were Tamworths..and probaly the best we have had.

They look fantastic ...enjoy !

Cabbage Tree Farm said...

Yes it feels good to have them. We've put up some corrugated iron fencing now as they are very quick to make an escape!

Mrs. Mac said...

Nice 'table food' :) They will be a good addition to your homestead.

Cabbage Tree Farm said...

Yes, and I quite like hearing their snorts and grunts when I go near them!