We have a highly trained, top-notch piglet extraction team working here at the smallholding. It is not an easy job to extract squirming piglets from their travelling crate but we are lucky enough to have professionals to help out.
Nathan and Caleb are in charge of initial extraction; James receives the piglet; George makes the wallow – critical in this heat; and Belle overseas everyone making sure the team work together smoothly with no hiccups.
The first extraction went well
And the piglet settled down into the wallow that George was making
That left two in the crate.
The next extraction wasn’t quite as easy – the piglets didn’t want to come out and see their new home.
Team Pig had to have a rethink. We decided to carry the crate over the hurdles and electric fencing.
And then we lured them out
George kept making the wallow and the other two started to explore it
These little piglets are Large Black x Middle Whites. We realised that we would need some more sausages and bacon for our lovely campers before our own homegrown piglets are ready at the end of next year so picked up these three little girls.
Aren’t they gorgeous?
Oh, and what is my job on Team Pig? Well I am the official photographer of course 🙂
Thank you everyone ……