Last Sunday James went to collect two little piglets. We are trying out keeping different rare breeds to see which one suits our situation best (and which make the best sausages, bacon and charcuterie!). This time we managed to get a couple of Berkshire pigs.
They are dark so won’t suffer from sunburn so much, they grow slowly, thrive on pasture and eat grass etc, and they don’t grow as big as the Large Blacks. They are also very very cute.
We made sure they had plenty of hay in their bed
And then they explored outside and started to eat some grass
We keep them in a smaller area for the first few week or so until they get used to their new home – then they will have the pig field to explore.
N.B. of course the curious hens had to explore the trailer as soon as it was vacated