Pigs

Elizabeth’s long standing threat of getting some pigs has happened.      Two Oxford Sandy and Black pigs will be arriving in the next few days.   OSB’s are sandy in colour with black spots and are another ancient and rare breed.    As with many of the ancient breeds, they were almost considered extinct as they are often longer maturing than other breeds, and commercial farmers are looking for quicker and more productive yields of whatever they produce, something thats true if they are growing corn or rearing animals.

Pig arks have been obtained, some of the fields have been fenced off and made pig-proof, so we just await the arrival of the animals themselves.     Piglets hoped for spring…