Exciting news! We have some new pigs on the farm. I love my Gloucester Old Spots but I've always fancied having some Large Black Pigs and a couple of weeks ago, I achieved my ambition.
We travelled to Ruthin in North Wales and bought four fabulous 13 week old gilts and it's many thanks to Mathew Dymock for kindly allowing us to have these beautiful 'Skylark' girls.
Here they are arriving at their new home.
I feel been very lucky to have found my new pigs so local to us and I say this because most Large Blacks seem to be kept way down South or in the West Country.
I'm smitten with my new pigs and have found them to be extremely friendly and calm. I absolutely love spending time watching their antics and I'm amazed at their prowess when it comes to digging. They make my Gloucester Old Spots look like real amateurs.
Here they are just one hour after arriving at their new home and as you can see, they've settled in as though they've been here all their lives.