Tuesday, 24 February 2009

more pictures

Here are some more pictures:
The pigs ( hodgepodge and raisin ),  the buffs, Ben, Charlie when he was young.

Monday, 23 February 2009

Stuff about pigs

There are quite a lot of different type of pigs such as the Saddleback, the ridgeback and
 Oxford sandy and blacks
 Ben talking;
And Guinea pigs, that are of course the best type of pigs!               Saddleback pigs   
Hattie talking; Yes just like Ben to say that! Anyway were was I? Oh yes Pigs
are lovely animals and they love attention and they like to be warm and cosy. 
We suggest on making a small shelter made out of straw with a tarpaulin to keep them dry. Pigs can be a bit naughty on the first couple of days trying to escape all the time, and you always have to keep the electric fence on because they always test to see if its on. Pigs never jump but they do go under so make sure the electric fence is very low down. hope you like the post


Monday, 9 February 2009


I got a new pig, Smudge. We decided that we would get another pig for Hodgepodge since Raisin died. So we decided to get Smudge. Smudge is really sweet and Hodgepodge and her get on really well. They love to nock over the buckets of water and food! As soon as I put the food down and warm milk they go MAD!! They are both really good friends, when we first got Smudge Hodgepodge gave an anxious oink and then wandered over,
gave an exited oink and... nudged Smudge on the shoulder and Hodgepodge showed Smudge the best places to sleep. Hope you like the pigs,


Friday, 6 February 2009

The Pigs view of things

( Raisin talking)
Hello, are names are Hodgepodge and Raisin, we are Oxford Sandy & Blacks.
This is a picture of me, Raisin with hodgepodge eating next to me ( she is quite greedy!) Hodgepodge talking)
Hello I am Hodgepodge, Oh Raisin apparently has already said that sorry about that. Anyway I am Not AT ALL GREEDY if that's what Raisin said! I am quite worried about Raisin she doesn't seem to be eating much...  (Raisin)
I don't think I am very well I am never hungry.. ( Hodgepodge) Boo hoo hoo
I am really sad Raisin has just died, Well I suppose I will get to see another of my sisters soon, anyway I get all the food and get to do all the talking. 
All of those pigs out there I just found out that it's really nice if you find a think branch and chew on it. Really got to go

Hodgepodge & Dead Raisin boo hoo hoo

Thursday, 5 February 2009

Answers to your comments

Thank you for commenting about the Bantams here are some answers:
We decided what to call the rooster, we called him Kensuke because that is a Japanese name. 
Yes I have read and listened to some Michael morpurgo books to. We took your advice and have called him Kensuke, Thank you very much for suggesting Kensuke.
We were very tempted by Artichoke! But we then thought maybe a Japanese 
name would be better.
Thanks! We think our bantams are beautiful to! I really liked the fun facts on Falabella's . Thank you for suggesting some names. We now have Kensuke, 
Akane and Akemi Thanks!


The Pigs

We got some Pigs on Sunday; Hodgepodge and Raisin, Raisin was mine
and Hodgepodge was my sisters. Sadly on the second day Raisin died of 
Meningitis. Meningitis is were they kick around madly trying to get up, it was really horrible to look at. So now we only have hodgepodge. But my mum said that we could get another one in 20 days ( it has to be 20 days if they died of a disease ) . Hodgepodge seems OK about Raisin disappearing though. Hodgepodge and Raisin are Oxford Sandy and Blacks, that are very good starters pigs.