Saturday, 5 January 2008

Piglets and Frogs in pink wellies

They are here!!
Look closely, this isn't some smutty image, but a photo of my piglets born this evening. They are just an hour or so old in this photo. My lovely Mummy Pig, Pepper, has had six gorgeous piglets who squeak and grunt delightfully. They had soft rubbery noses, pink padded feet and soft furry backs, I love them!
Being the farmers wife I am (that is completely useless)I felt rather squeamish watching the poor thing giving birth and then having to have so many nipples yanked about..ooh! But, I did look rather cool (bloody freezing) in my new fuchsia Hunters and Aubergine Toggi jacket (well I think I did!).
Spending a Saturday night in the barn with a large pig in labour was OK, but we did have to for-go a rather nice drinks party at Richard and Christina's (humph!).
Anyway, I'm off back up to the barn to check my post-natal hog and babies before bed.


Iota said...

Ooooh, brooooody feelings...

Potty Mummy said...

Oh, they are JUST the CUTEST! (Which one have you earmarked for next Christmas Eve's roast Ham, by the way?)

WHAT? (She is a farmer's wife after all, Iota...)

dulwichmum said...

Congratulations darling Frog,

You must be exhausted! What a lovely picture.

Pig in the Kitchen said...

I want one! I want one! Can i?!
Happy New Year!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Gorgeous! Absolutely delightful. Reminds me of the lambing.

Crystal xx

Frog in the Field said...

I LOVE them.
Potty, how can you be so cruel??
I couldn't eat them. Just because I'm a farmers' you'll be saying I look like Esme Hogget (Babe).
Just for the record, no I am not in the WI, I am not short and round with rosey cheeks and I don't wear my hair up in a bun. There, that's blown all the cliches in one!!
Pig, I don't think live exports are allowed any more, sorry!
I think I'll keep them all, they are very cuddly and squeaky.....Darling Husband has already started muttering about bacon though...

Elsie Button said...

what a great pic! i am no animal lover, but i do have a soft spot for pigs, weirdly.

She's like the wind said...

Hi Frog, just catching up, the piglets are lovely. Hope you had a well earned rest like myself.

SEM (please note the change of name) xx

Rachel said...

they are very sweet!

(Ps. I am in the WI and I am a 26 year old girl who works in the city - don't write off the WI as stereotypical!)

Rachel said...

No offence taken about the WI (I just feel honour bound to point out that all WI members are not like most people imagine!)

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