Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Pig's Last Supper

Pig's Last Meal, originally uploaded by NellyMoser.

Bert was a bit down yesterday. Here he is just after giving the pigs their last supper.

So will they not be getting any breakfast then?

Oh aye. They'll be getting breakfast alright. Just enough to lure them on to the trailer.

I was a coward and took Matty off on a sofa buying trip to Antrim. I didn't want to be around when they left. But poor Bert had to help Clint load them on to the trailer and take them to the bacon factory. The breakfast trick didn't work. They didn't want to get on that trailer. Afterwards, when the job was done, Clint said I must 'be gentle' with Bert as he'd found the experience a bit hard.


Susannah said...

It is a bit hard with pigs, isn't it? They are pretty amazing and much more fun than the meat chickens. We raised 3 lovely red Tamworth pigs this year. Pig 1, Pig 2 and Pig 3 taste delicious :)
Happy New Year from Susannah in Vermont, USA!

CyberScribe said...

My daughters boyfriends Dad forgot to turn on a heat lamp near a sow they have that was due to drop a few piglets at the weekend. Ended up with 13 born and 10 died due to the cold.

Happy New Yearby the way