Saturday, 8 October 2011

Crumble goes for a Sleepover

It wasn't exactly love at first sight, although Walter was very interested, but if you look closely at the photo, you will see it was a bit of a threesome at first!  I took Crumble up the road to stay with a very handsome boar called Walter, but unfortunately he already had a visitor who didnt take kindly to the arrival of rival! 

Last year was the first time we went in for breeding pigs rather than just fattening them and as many of you will know, we ended up with 25 piglets between Plum and Crumble, with only one day between the litters.  Although we had no problems selling them, I have decided to spread the litters apart and have been lucky to a. find a boar close to and b. find one who likes the ladies to come to him!

Poor old Plum is a bit lonely on her own, but doesnt seem too bothered and we swop them over next month!  In the meantime, we wait with baited breath to hear what happens next (if anything - we kept two of Crumble's sons for fattening and one of them got in with them just before he left for "The Departure Lounge".  Hopefully he was just too young to do anything!).....

1 comment:

  1. Well done Jules! I'm looking forward to following your blog. I hope you manage to update it more often than I do mine - the spirit is willing....!
    Glad to see everything is going well. Fiona