Goat weaning hut.Cuddly Piglets and a Not so cuddly Mum

Well Coco duly obliged ( In the end ) and presented us with 6 little piggies , about a week late but all in good fettle. we have one Red ( Ginger ) the rest are blonde. as you can see from the pictures they are as cute as hell and mum was happy to let me close and give her some cuddles. Well that was then ! Now she has gone in to full protect mode and growls and snarls at my every move.

Because we have our “kid weaning unit ” full of Pigs we have had to adapt an old shed ( donated by my son “B” ) to be a weaning unit for the impending arrival of an as yet  unknown quantity of week old billy goat kids. We have had to use some crates I acquired from DMA Stairlifts wellington to extend it to a serviceable size. We shall use some more to line the inside in order to proffer some insulation. We had everything we needed except roofing material so a decision was taken to make it “Live” an edging strip to hold the growing medium in place will be followed by a grass and seedum topping I may even put a ladder of some sort to let the goats pop up there to keep the roof trimmed.

Our poor poultry are still banged up and are likely to be till the end of February due to the European Avian flu scare   Im not su re how many birds we will have left by then , whilst we may have them isolated from the indigenous wild birds , The isolation is driving them BONKERS. They are really are getting stir crazy picking on one another etc.

Still on the up side even in a uk winter the view is quite something .


Well thats our update this week ,,,,,, More soon




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