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