It’s been a while since we have last posted on here, and we have had a lot going on!
To start off with, we have a new farm! Our 3 acre farm is based in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire and we share the land with donkeys, sheep and much, much more. Our piggies are already having a fantastic time as they have lots of space to forage and be piggy, Gizmo has taken to bathing in his water and laying under the oak trees to keep cool in this scorching weather, while Patrick and Kew have taken to sleeping outside under the trees at night. We will be holding an open day to introduce ourselves into the community and to show off our new litter of piglets on the 16th of August from 10am until 2pm – please contact us via our contact page for more details. We would like to thank the amazing Jamie for looking after our pigs and being fantastic when helping us!
Our other brilliant news is that Scarlett, Boe and Delilah have all given birth to beautiful piglets! Boe gave birth to 3 little cuties, one black and white and two black. Delilah had two little black piglets and Scarlett had a beautiful litter of 8 black and pink piglets. All mothers and piglets are doing well and are extremely cute! We are looking for forever homes for our new additions, so all that are interested in having a micro pig as a pet, please contact us.
We re-homed two of our pretty micro piglets to the most fantastic school. Epsom downs primary school has the most amazing facilities, their students have the opportunity to do gardening and work with an array of animals they have there, including rabbits, chickens, goats and now their new pet pigs!
We did a whole school assembly on the importance of caring for pigs correctly and teaching the whole school on what pigs need to be happy and healthy. The whole school were fascinated to hear interesting pig facts, including that they cannot eat anything that has passed through a kitchen. After the assembly and introducing the new arrivals to the entire school, we decided to settle them in to their new home. When we arrived to the farm side of the school we were amazed! An enclosure had been built, complete with chicken coops and small stables for the goats (who were extremely cute but naughty!) When we looked over, the piglets had the most amazing pen built for them, complete with a Wendy house that had windows and a little veranda for them to lay there and enjoy the sun! It’s safe to say these piggies will be extremely well looked and all of the staff couldn’t help but fall in love with them instantly. We couldn’t believe that the 5 staff members who took part on our pig keeping course had documented so well what is needed in a pigs area of living, and it was definitely perfected.
We can’t thank this amazing school enough for the beautiful home they have created for their pigs. It was great to work with you on the process of building, learning how to care for the pigs and delivering them to the amazing school and seeing the children’s faces. We will of course be back to check on them (and see the goats)
We’ve had a fantastic morning with Jack Wills & Orillo Productions. We were booked to come along to Jack Wills head office and take part in a photo shoot with our 3 month old piglets.
In preparation we bathed our beautiful little piggies and made sure they were looking their best for their first ever outing! They loved their little bath and looked amazing once they had been washed with baby shampoo, they smelt better too! They were then towel dried and look amazing!
Our morning was lots of fun as we worked out what would work best with the piglets, making sure they were comfy and letting them run around the studios. Luckily, the piglets were extremely well behaved at the head office and loved having a cuddles with all of the models and team, they even posed for the camera! The piggies were only there for an hour, but definitely made an impact as everyone fell in love!
We hope to be working with the team at Orillo productions again as we had great fun with the team and were made to feel welcome as soon as we arrived! We hope Jack Wills got some lovely shots of the models & piglets, we hope to see them soon!