Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Come dine with me

Listening to: Takk... (Sigur Ros)

Kim has been out on her own in the paddock at the back of the croft for several weeks now. Pigs are social animals and I worried that she would be lonely, but I needn't have. . .


Meanwhile, there's bad and good news for Molly. The boar on the island (a rather handsome Tamworth) is unavailable so she's going to have to keep taking the cold showers for a while.

However, Orkney's other Saddleback breeder is due to take delivery of a boar in a few weeks. I've offered to buy a share or to rent him (a rent boar?) to show both sows a good time. Watch this space.

22 comments:

Richard said...

Pimp.

(Do we have to watch?)

Ginni Dee said...

It's called a stud fee Malc! All the good ones get paid!

I wanna watch, I never saw pigs do it before. Indelicate? sorry.

Murph said...

Makin Bacon.

Like the collie-on-the-rocks!

fiwa said...

What exactly are the cows watching?! Cows are very nosy, aren't they.

mig bardsley said...

The cows are watching Malc approaching with a camera - they're terrible for all trying to get into the picture together. And for licking lenses and breathing wetly all over them.

ziggi said...

How about AI?

The cows are great! They're funny things aren't they, they always want to be the other side of any fence, bit like cats and doors! (and Freddie)

I, like the view said...

love the barnacles on the rocks. . .

must look out Takk (Sigur Ros) you've been listening to it for days - it is good?

will keep my fingers crossed for Molly that her new man turns up trumps (well, turns up would be a good start)

Malc said...

Richard

Hmmm. . . pig porn? Not sure about that, although boars often have to helped to. . . err. . . hit the target.

Ginni

So you should be!

Murph

That's Owen, the nice-but-dim collie/spaniel cross.

Fiwa

They're fascinated by Kim, who couldn't give a damn about them.

Mig

Wouldn't be surprised if at least one is making a funny face or an obscene gesture behind their friend's back.

Ziggi

AI is certainly an option - and I'm sure it would make a great blog post.

ILTV

They're sort of light folktronica - a bit enigmatic, especially as it's all in Icelandic.

Molly's man is due in 'a month or two' - so it may be that the pig farmer has to do the honours (through AI of course).

Richard said...

ILTV, think the theme of The Blue Planet or whatever the latest Attenborough blockbuster was called.

Dave said...

I'm sure I had something to say, before I started reading the comments.

I, like the view said...

thanks richard - now, my other musical question (which you might be able to answer for me!) is would I ever have heard of the music of that 80s band (I think) Flock of Seagulls?

Malc said...

ILTV

Flock of Seagulls were a desperately ill-judged attempt to leap onto the New Romantic bandwagon - only with far less 'style'. When I say Duran Duran and Spandau Ballet were far better, you'll realise just how dire they were. The most distinctive thing about them was the lead singer's hair, long fringe brought to a point at the tip of the nose and sticky-up spikes at the side.

Quite popular 'over the pond', I believe.

I think one of the Sigur Ros tracks has been used on an advert (never a great recommendation). Can't place it at the moment. Good album if you want something a little different.

I, like the view said...

one of my fave tunes ever was used in an advert - remember the "Beep-Beep" song, from last year?

and also, from ages ago, "Mad About The Boy" with that young man diving into people's swimming pools as he went from garden to garden. . .

in neither case can I recall the product being marketed tho, so perhaps that shows how ineffective the ads were

I was on a plane to NYC when I encountered the Flock, the only time I have ever encountered them so to speak, since I've never heard their music. . .

new romantics didn't really ever do it for me, but then I did like Abba, The Eagles and The Beatles (which probably says it all), and my older brother's Pink Floyd albums

I, like the view said...

one thing that's bothering me tho - where do you get the fresh sperm from, to artificially inseminate a sow?

Richard said...

ILTV Radio 2, for some reason, have been playing the Flock of Seagulls single Wishing (I had a Photograph of You) a lot recently which is probably their most familiar noise. I can't say I was that bothered about many 80s bands.

The Mad About the Boy version you remember was by Dinah Washington but it was originally a Noel Coward song I think.

Malc, have you heard any of the new Mercury Rev album? If you like Sigur Ros you'll probably like that from what I've heard. Not sure if it's out yet though. Another of those ethereal noises that's most pleasing is the final track on Coles Corner by Richard Hawley, the name of which temporarily escapes me.

I, like the view said...

is that the Richard Hawley with a connection to Elbow?

Radio 2, eh. . .

(ps thank you malc, for hosting this conversation)

susi said...

Hello everyone!
If it's off the pig-farming topic to write about football why are you now all writing about music?
Just wondered...

I, like the view said...

. . .I kinda wondered that too

but I'm just filling in, while I'm "watching this space" as instructed by malc. . .

:-)

Donnnnn said...

I like the Flock 'O Seagulls song Transfer Affection..but my son loves the intricate keyboarding on the video for I Ran..HAHAHAHA!

I am quite looking forward to the romantic antics of the local porcine population...which is pathetic now that I think about it.

You could upload a special section on YouPorn called YouPork...which would be an improvement over most of the Do-It-Yourself presentations..
or so I've heard..
((ahem))

Richard said...

I'd mention the pigs but they're not really doing much at he moment.

lettuce said...

great photo! have they bought tickets?

pissoff said...

We've got a pig that we need knocked up too. Unfortunatley, the only excitement she's seen lately is me coming with a bucket of food. If you're pimping, maybe you could set something up for my poor girl.

BTW... found you via Garfer.