Today we went and picked up our new critters. They are not pets, as they will be food in about 6 months time. They are Saddleback/ Large white cross, both males.
They seem pretty relaxed, and have settled in quite well, not as skittery as some we have had. Check out the jewellery, we ringed them when we got home, as although the pen is pretty secure, they do tunnel out if given the chance. Nathan helped Ian with the ringing, while I took pictures
After that there was time for Ian to cut down a couple of trees that are going to be part of next years firewood. I found this Weta on one of the logs.
I love the way the wood looks all stacked up. We are using this lot as a wind break for our little garden behind the wood, which is growing garlic at the moment. We get 150k gusts of wind out here, so sometimes the plants can get a bit knocked about.
I’m so glad that we had a sunny weekend. Most of the seeds I planted have now started sprouting, I’m so excited every time I see a new one.
Okay readers, now a call for some help. I’ve run out of ideas for names for the pigs (yes, we do name our food), so I’ve decided to ask for suggestions from my audience Both pigs are male. If your names get picked, I’ll send you a wee prize. Some previous names we’ve had for other pigs were “Frank and Ginger” named after Frank Sinatra and Ginger Rodgers, “Iggy and Diggy”, “Shakey and Janice”and “Christmas”. Leave your suggestion in the comments section. I’ll make a decision on Friday (5th Sept).