I went for a walk this afternoon around the pig paddocks to check on all the pigs. This is something we do each day, but I haven't done it for a while. Maitland has been doing it for the last few weeks, but he has gone today for a week off. It was a lovely walk - something I do enjoy doing, because it gives me a chance to say hello to some of the girls! The older pigs seem to be pleased to see me and will come up grunting and looking for a scratch.
The temperature is quite lovely at the moment - cool at night and quite pleasant during the day. A little bit of winter might be coming back for a while, but it's not as cold as it was the other week.
This pig is one of Kim's pets, she's as ugly as all get out, but lovely and quiet. I couldn't get far enough away to take a photo of her and her babies, because she wanted a scratch.
This Tamworth has 5 piglets and she was just happy to lie there, but the babies wouldn't stay still......
A huge Box Tree.
Our latest litter born today. This is a first time mum. Those babies are so cute!
Don't forget the markets are on next weekend. Orders close on Sunday night. We will not have a lot of pork cuts, as I'm focusing on making lots of bacon. We'll have beef, goat and lamb as well.