New Arrivals !
Written by Sam Woodfield
It’s that time again – Saturday 10th December saw the arrival of the latest batch of Marton Pigs to their new home.
After much work to tidy up the pig field and a fancy new water trough, this round sees the arrival of 16 new pigs – 15 Oxford Sandy Blacks and a freebie Kunekune thrown in by the breeder.
Fluffy pigs and a party
Written by Faye Chambers
Pig club update, January 2011
The New Year pigs were the best yet for taking a dignified departure from Marton. After another good team effort preparing the pigs for travel, on the 10th of January, 16 Gloucester Old Spots were loaded into the trailer without any fuss for their final journey.
Club chairman, Andrew Cooke, was so stunned by the success that he felt compelled to email members using no less than 9 exclamation marks to describe the 15 second loading process.
I then heard an equally passionate description of the departure from another club member, who was overcome by how pretty and fluffy the pigs were once they had been washed for the journey. Rest assured, despite remaining anonymous here in case of reprisals, she was still happily contemplating the much altered return of the animals.
Pig Club: New Equipment !
Written by Michael Koch
This morning the Marton Pig Club showed off the new equipment we have been able to receive through the LEADER project. Thanks once again to Andrew Cooke for getting all of this on the way and driving it. Below are some of the pictures I took.
A small contingent of the Pig Club
December 2010: Media pigs and ambitious geese
Written by Faye Chambers
The current herd of Gloucester Old Spots - formerly known as the Christmas pigs - has been given a reprieve and will be with us until 10th January.
This is great news for them and their growing waistlines, but spare a thought for Rob and Helen Lummis who are on the rota to start Christmas day bright and early measuring feed and fluffing straw for the beasts. Rest assured, this will be at the forefront of our minds as the rest of us slob about in dressing gowns, reaching for the bucks fizz…
For the start of January, we’re hoping for slightly higher temperatures than we experienced in November and December, too. The softer of the pig club members resisted the temptation to knit jumpers for the pigs but so far they’ve all made it through the unusually cold weather without complaint.
Perhaps they were kept warm by basking in their unusual levels of fame, as this particular round of pigs has had more publicity than ever before.
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