Babe.....I'm back again...
Highest Explore Position #387 ~ On Tuesday 11th August 2009.
Blythburgh Free Range Pigs - Blyhburgh, Suffolk, England - Sunday August 10th 2009.
"Babe" ~ Take That ~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3nh-92WBcg
Well, unfortunately this lil piggy will soon find himself between two slices of bread...:(((
But at least he would have lived a happy and free live, that's something I guess...:))
These lil piggys are nothing if not friendly.....every time I wandered up to their enclosure, they would come bounding up to me in clouds of dust.....all the dry weather in Suffolk has turned the sandy, soft soil very dry.....thus creating dust ball conditions, still as they say, the pigs were as happy as pigs in ermmmm...Muck...lol
Oh...and there was a foot high electric fence running around their enclosure to keep them from running away.....it worked quite well too...cause I electrocuted myself several times getting these shots...lol
Well, still no news on the Cancer tests I'm afraid, I did call the doctors today, but received no joy...the wait continues I guess....Oh well..:((
Anyhoo....I wish you all a wonderful start to the working week and thanks for your continued visits, comments and faves, they are all very much appreciated, thanks from the heart of my bottom..:))
Blythburgh Free Range pigs are born on the sandy soils of the Suffolk Heritage Coast. The piglets remain with their Mothers (sows) in insulated arcs for nearly four weeks until they reach a healthy size and strength to be weaned off milk onto solid food. This means the sows can have a well earned rest allowing them to recover after having so many hungry mouths to feed and the piglets are moved into large straw filled tents and huts that become their new homes.
Our pigs have large acre paddocks to roam in giving them the freedom to display natural behaviours like rooting in the soil and playing with their peers. This extra space and activity not only ensures a vastly improved standard of living and welfare, but it also results in the pigs growing at a slower rate. This is for the simple reason they are burning off more calories than a pig that is sat in a concrete pen all of its life. By growing at a much slower more natural rate, Blythburgh Free Range Pork aquires a flavour and succulence that pork used to have when your Grandma used to cook the Sunday Roast.