Monday, April 11, 2011

All grown up....

Now that our Indian Runners have grown up and have a good sense of 'home' we have been able to dismantle Stalag 13 and let them range around the whole farm. They return at evenings to their hutch for dinner, and despite being hand fed every day since they were chicks, are still very wary of people (this photos belies the difficulty in capturing them!).

Life remains hectic, frantically packing up the house in our spare time. We have until the 1st of July to vacate the premises, but as a friend bought it there is no panic. We have found a place to stay a 1/4 mile down the road from Willowbrook. We hope to stay their until the manor is completed (about a year from now).

No need to build the farrowing pen just yet - our sows deflated over night. We have been told that they must have had phantom pregnancies, but to get 2 sows both with phantoms at the same time is unusual. Let's hope they have better luck next time.


  1. I am living vicariously through you.
    Love the excitment of building and creating. I have made so many wonderful places, too old to start another. It is so rewarding to
    look back at what you worked so hard for. Good Luck, I am still wondering about the pregnacy of the
    two pigs. Did they drop them in the field? yvonne

  2. We did worry about that, but there was no evidence of any birthing activity or still borns. Country life can be disappointingly realistic sometimes, but for the most part it remains a romantic idyll. We shall cross our fingers for this spring. David.


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