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by Polly
Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ear tagging
Replies: 3
Views: 2719

Same here, the only time I had to 'paint' tag mine was when they went to the town square for a Countryside Alliance event!
by Polly
Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Glorious mud?
Replies: 27
Views: 14990

All I can say is 'LUCKY YOU!!!' to those whose pigs don't root! The breeder where we got our gilt said none of hers had rooted either. Possibly it was to do with the pigs smelling apples in the soil in the orchard, I don't know (but they obviously found something very tasty!! :roll: ), and perhaps o...
by Polly
Mon Nov 16, 2009 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Glorious mud?
Replies: 27
Views: 14990

What a funny pic, no of course he didn't do it whatever gave you that idea! :D This is a pic of my orchard after the first summer mine were here - it's quite a small orchard but suffice to say there was not one blade of grass left by December and one apple tree toppled over. It was like the Battle o...
by Polly
Tue Nov 10, 2009 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An interesting pig tale!
Replies: 5
Views: 4211

My piggies live in a paddock by the lane and when they first moved there I wasn't too popular with the local horse riders! However I offered many of them to come onto the yard and see the pigs while I fed the horses carrots, and most are now desensitised to them. My pair are soooo friendly and just ...
by Polly
Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Three questions from a beginner
Replies: 8
Views: 5265

Yes I agree that the woodland would be ideal over winter, and allowing them access to grass during the summer months. I have two who are on about and acre and a half, they don't root at all during summer but over winter when the ground is wetter and softer they do. They haven't managed to ruin the w...
by Polly
Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An interesting pig tale!
Replies: 5
Views: 4211

An interesting pig tale!

I went on a horsey holiday to the Brecon Beacons with ten companions this autumn. We had a really fab time and on the second day we were coming back from a long ride around Hay Bluff, I was in the middle of the group with horses in front of and behind me. As we rode along a stock-fenced bit of land ...
by Polly
Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Glorious mud?
Replies: 27
Views: 14990

Not very wet here in north Shropshire and still a good covering of grass, but my pair do root during winter although so far haven't managed to totally destroy their paddock over two winters (about an acre and a half). The trenches make for quite an exciting harrowing/rolling session in spring! They ...
by Polly
Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Well done!
Replies: 14
Views: 8163

My name's Gill Bridgeman
by Polly
Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Well done!
Replies: 14
Views: 8163

Wendy am I still a member, I was but may have missed the deadline for renewing.

If I've let it lapse apologies and I'll sort it out asap!
by Polly
Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pigs rooting
Replies: 11
Views: 7677

When I got my two in July 2006, they were put into our small orchard which is approx 20m square. By November, they had rooted up every square inch and there was not one blade of grass left! The orchard looked like the Battle of the Somme and we even lost an apple tree :cry: So on Christmas Eve they ...
by Polly
Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many drinks do pigs have during a meal
Replies: 10
Views: 6113

Mine have never done this, they will eat everything in sight and don't seem interested in water at the same time!
by Polly
Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Countryside Alliance event
Replies: 0
Views: 1650

Countryside Alliance event

I was roped into bringing Polly and Ernie to a Countryside Alliance event last month in Shrewsbury town square. It was a blazing hot day (one of the few we've had!) but luckily we were parked in the shade. We kept the pigs in the trailer for the day and there was a hairy moment when I had to attach ...
by Polly
Fri Feb 22, 2008 9:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you keep your pigs in the house!!
Replies: 5
Views: 5176

I couldn't imagine mine in the house, they would just demolish everything in search of food I think! :D . I don't think pigs belong indoors ...
by Polly
Mon Dec 17, 2007 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two KK piglets lost
Replies: 5
Views: 5357

I'll keep my ears and eyes peeled, I'm in Shropshire. When did they disappear?