Breeding pedigree Gloucester Old Spot pigs since 2002

Two new litters - one better behaved than the other

Two new litters - one better behaved than the other
The 16 year old farm car gave up the ghost this month and died the peaceful death of a bashed-up old warrior. We decided not to replace it and so we got a tow bar fixed to the other car. It took all of five minutes for me to bash my knee on it. Owowow. Spatial awareness is clearly not my go-to skill. Both Edith Pig and Effie Pig farrowed this month...
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Lots of piglets and a lot of wind

Lots of piglets and a lot of wind
Some of Priscilla's new piglets. Very pretty indeed. We're getting our breath back after an exceptional month in which three piglet litters were born. The logistics of this took some planning as each mother needs her own maternity quarters and heat lamp. Priscilla Pig gave birth on the same day as Effie Pig. With perfect timing Effie started j...
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Not so much flaming June as busy June

Not so much flaming June as busy June
A daytime summer solstice rose: 'Sir Walter Raleigh'.Above shows the summer solstice sunset over the farm.  Another busy month in the maternity wards, thanks to Effie, Edith and Pandora Pigs. Two of them kept us on the hop by being very late. So there was a lot of regular mid-wifely checking at all hours. All mothers and piglets are doing very...
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