Saturday, October 1, 2011

Who's afraid of the Three Little Pigs?


Well - here they are! Three Gloucester Old Spot X Large White piglets arrived in the back of the truck this afternoon. They are absolutely gorgeous - three bundles of cuteness.


But, noses in the trough straight away, so they wont stay small for very long.



Then off to explore their new world - I think they will enjoy it once they settle in.


Robbie is a bit bewildered by them - although they look very interested in him.


In fact they are extremely inquisitive little creatures -
 and their first quest was to find a way out.


And sure enough - they succeeded! 

 This evening, after a lovely dinner and very nice glass of Chardonnay, I wandered outside to photograph the stunning sunset - only to be met with three cheeky faces grinning in from the other side of the gate.  Then, they turned their curly tails and trotted off down the road.
A rather frantic dash down after them, rattling a bucket of pig nuts, and we caught up with them at the Post Office. They dutifully trotted all the way back up - making a slight detour into a neighbours garden, only to run straight back out again when they came face to face with the Alsatian who lives there.


Alls well that ends well, however, and they are safely back in their home, suitably reinforced at the suspected weak spot.  They are now curled up together, asleep in the middle of the shrubbery - recharging their energy for another round tomorrow.  Challenging times ahead, I think - but fun too. xx

35 comments:

  1. oh so sweet but sounds like you will have your hands full. I have a bunny like them.... find any weakness and will keep digging till it gives!

    I so want your land!!

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  2. It always amazes me the moments you have your camera to hand! Certainly looks like fun times ahead, I have a feeling you will see those little piggies grow before your very eyes!

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  3. Three gorgeous little pigs! What fun you will have!xxx

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  4. Looking forward to reading more adventures about the three little pigs. Have you named them yet?

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  5. Sounds like you need an electric fence run around at little piggie level. Mine used to dig out under the fences so we had to bury corrugated iron around the perimeter to stop them. They'd end up digging up the neighbors garden otherwise. They were wonderful for rooting up the vast mounds of blackberries (a dreaded weed here in Tassie). Hope you enjoy them. I enjoyed mine with apple sauce, eventually.
    Deb

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  6. Lovely pigs! :) It makes me feel quite sad that the last of ours (for this year) will be ready to go next week. I hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoy rearing pigs. Mo

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  7. Hi, I'm new to your blog, but couldn't resist commenting on the lovely pigs!
    My dh just peeked over my shoulder and before I could say anything he said "we are not getting pigs!"
    We couldn't where we live anyway, but I can dream...

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  8. Please tell me that you didn't trot after them all the way to the post office with that glass of chardonnay in your hands!! ;-) LOL

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  9. Love pic number 3!!

    You'll have your digging and clearing done in no time!!

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  10. oooooh how sweet, we've got 8 pigs and 5 off them are piglets, quity-pie's arent they,enjoy enjoy, you will smile from this day on , love marion

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  11. Claire - I had nipped out to take a picture of the sunset - we have had several stunning pink ones this week, and there they were - couldn't resist a snap, but it is very blurry, as i was fighting a rising panic at the time. :)
    Lol Veronika - I am laughing at that image.
    deb - we do have electric fencing around the back of their plot, but don't want it along the side of the drive, where dogs and children can wander into it. Hopefully we have it covered now, but i think we will be hovering nervously for a wee while.
    Mel and Steve - we love them already - and i am not even thinking of being at you stage yet.
    AC - the word cute doesn't even begin to describe their cuteness.
    Jeanette - hello! I am sure there will be plenty pig action on here, which you can enjoy vicariously - and without having to chase them too!
    Thanks to you all for sharing in this with me. xxx

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  12. I can imagine their sweet little piggie faces staring up at you as you catch them the wrong side of the gate, and then trotting off down the road in their bid for freedom.....you will certainly have your work cut out but I'm sure it will be lots of fun and well worth it. x

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  13. Ha, ha, ha, ha, couldn't stop laughing. Perfect! Thank you. Enjoy the new adventures with those three. And please let us know. ;)

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  14. Awwww, they are gorgeous, I do hope they wont be too much trouble :)
    Sue XXx

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  15. Hi Jacquie, they look fine. They always find the weakest spot and go for it.....no doubt you'll have further chases in future. The bucket usually does the trick, though. We had an Oxford Sandy & Black once that used to get onto the top bar of the gate, rock back & forth to shift weight forward, then drop down into the main garden area and was known to wander the common and chase the postie at times. Great fun and very, very inquisitive always. And boy, can those things eat!

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  16. Oh no, I can't look, ok I peeked, I love piggies.

    I can't have any. No no no.

    Enjoy, pesky little piggies escaping!

    Loved the last post. Clearly we need a trip to both Lewis and Harris x

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  17. Your new additions are adorable! I like how they stick together and trot down the road.

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  18. Ha lovely, and already found an escape route ;-)

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  19. They're just like Pip!! It's no good, you'll have to buy them retractable dog leads!! Either that or you'll need to don your running shoes!!

    Hugs San xx

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  20. They are just beautiful! I had a pet pig, a gift from my husband, who we named Vivian. She would always escape, eat all the pecans from under the trees, lay on my front porch and try to come in the back door. I really think she thought of herself as a dog. xx

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  21. I was thinking, like Claire, 'I can't believe she remembered her camera!' I think these little "mucan" will keep you on your toes! Have fun.

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  22. What fun! I am sure they will discover every breach in your fencing for you. Just give it time :)

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  23. oh piggies!!! what smart (naughty) animals pigs are! Love your little pigs :)

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  24. LOL! glad u were able to wrangle them in! great pic of the little man with the pigs :-)

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  25. Naughty piggies! So glad they were found and are safe at home.

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  26. I do so love pigs! Looking forward to more adventures! :)

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  27. Absolutely fantastic! They're so enchanting those little piggies. Real characters the three of them.

    I'm so envious Jacqui, what a wonderful addition to your smallholding.

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  28. They are indeed characters Chris.

    We have not given them names, although i think James has decided to call one Noo-Noo, but I don't know which one!
    Yes - i think they will be a lot of fun.
    And honestly, i do not carry my camera around everywhere - well... ok - most places - lol
    xxx

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  29. Friends named theirs Christmas and Easter. The children had no problems with understanding and enjoying that!

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  30. They are so cute! I am glad that they came home with some encouragement!!

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  31. at last I am back online on a computer that works properly so I can say WELCOME LITTLE PIGGIES! That is so exciting, and they're so beautiful and clever. There's no doubt about it, you're a REAL smallholder now! Congratulations!

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  32. They are lovely Jacqui, congratulations. And welcome to the joy of zero waste - so satisfying to feed them food waste that would otherwise end up in the bin.

    We wouldn't be without electric fencing for ours - I have witnessed a young pig lift up a gate with his nose and just toss it over his shoulder like it was cardboard!

    Enjoy them x

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