Sunday 19 February 2023

Barley The Gloucester Old Spot And Her New Arrivals.


 These beautiful piglets were born about 2 in the morning on Friday.  

Barley was bought in pig a couple of weeks ago.  

We put her in a room of her own (stable) and she farrowed away on her own no problem.  They are lying on a straw bed and they have an electric heat lamp hung over them to keep warm.  Can I send the electricity bill to Barley the Sow?

It's great to see new life being born on the smallholding. 

Any one else had any recent new livestock arrivals?

26 comments:

  1. There is something about piglets (epecially spotted ones) that makes me smile. Lesley

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  2. I will pray that the little piglets are safe.

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  3. Yes they make you smile Lesley. Amazing characters and walking about with their eyes wide open already.

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  4. Thanks Rachel. They are in a shed on a bed of straw and lying underneath an heat lamp. Soon they will be outside with the others in the field rummaging with a pig ark for shelter.

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  5. How wonderful. Bet they're cute, squealing little piglets

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  6. Five girls and two boys Linda. Barley the Sow seems happy and she's eating our surplus eggs glut.

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  7. Great result, Dave. Only 2 boys out of 5 is helpful too.

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  8. Thanks Philip. They are beautiful and we are very happy with them all.

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  9. Aaawwwww. F has very soft spot for baby piggies. She had a dog once that used to sit on top of a muck pile for hours watching pigs and she can lean on a fence for just as long watching their ears flap when they run.

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  10. Amazing creatures Tigger. Eyes wide open and walking around in less than 24 hours. I suggested Clover for your allotment fox name. I am sure lots of people can think of a name for your fox Tigger.

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  11. Why can't human women birth like that? Why does it have to be so complicated and scientific? Just give 'em a bed of straw and a heat lamp and tell em to get on with it. How many piglets are there? Please name the most handsome one Yorkshire Pudding. You have my full permission.

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  12. Biff would be a good name for one of the Boars YP. Named after Saxon Vocalist Biff Byford. One of my Rock heroes and from tother side of the Pennines.

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    1. He was born and raised in Skelmanthorpe - the same as the first woman to play Dr Who - Jodie Whitaker. She is nicer to look at than Biff.

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  13. Princess Of The Night. What a classic Rock song about a locomotive or maybe Jodie?

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    1. She was a princess of the night
      I saw the writing on the wall
      She was a princess of the night
      I take a ride across the sky.
      Wheeay! I am head bangin' in the mosh pit now mate!

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  14. Could there better song about a locomotive YP?

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  15. Nope, no new critters here, but those little pig faces are adorable. Take lots of pictures for us!

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    1. They are Debby and much more alert than new born puppies or 😸.

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  16. PS: I think a piglet naming party is in order.

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  17. Good idea. Shall we name them after politicians or rock stars?

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    1. Well, I know of quite a few piggy politicians, so....

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    2. We also bought their father and he's called Elvis.

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  18. Six cute little piggies :) Are they destined to become hams and bacon and sausage?

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    1. They will probably be sold and for breeding and for meat. We have other pigs also.

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