Sunday, 22 March 2009

Grand Slam, thank you ma'am

First we had this. . .



. . . then we had this. . .



That'd be Ireland's first Grand Slam for 61 years and nine healthy piglets for Molly the sow. If there's a more exciting evening for a vaguely Irish pig "farmer" who's quite keen on rugby, then I'd like to hear about it.

SUNDAY - they're all doing fine, feeding well and Molly is proving no breed of pig matches a Saddleback for high-quality mothering. If Saddleback sows were humans they'd be the ones to dab your face with a moistened hanky, make sure you had enough sandwiches to feed a football team every time you left the house and treat every girlfriend you brought home with suspicion.

Anyway, here's the gang, doing what piglets do best. . .


. . . and there's always one who'll hang on in case there's seconds. . .

12 comments:

Lindsay said...

Yes - very exciting match - well done Ireland - surprisingly England landed up second!

Timorous Beastie said...

Yeah! Beautiful little grunters. Congratulations.

Richard said...

And after all that happened, England beat New Zealand to win the World Cup but it's not been reported much unfortunately.

You are becoming a proper little breeder.

zIggI said...

Fantastic news! And well done on the rugby too :)

sarah said...

Mmmm....from a Welsh girl..

Malc said...

Lindsay

Not sure who is more surprised - us or Martin Johnson. It pains me to say it, but I think if England can find some fresh legs in the forwards, they could dominate next season.

Beastie

They're lovely, aren't they?

Richard

The women's cricket is much under-reported, but cricket is fast disappearing off most people's radar since selling out to Murdoch and any other shyster who happens along. I remember a time when boxing was a mainstream sport.

Ziggi

Thanks. I played only a minimal role in both events - unless shouting at the telly was a key part of Ireland's gameplan.

Sarah

Ah Sarah, c'mon now - you'd not begrudge us this one? After all, Wales win the thing every other year.

Jimmy Bastard said...

Sweet suffering faither.. fae the West Midlands to Westray, is one hell of a hike.

Some grand looking wee beasties you have there my friend.

Arabella said...

I know it's early but.....break out the HP!

fiwa said...

Ok, that is some serious cuteness. It would be so hard not to make those into pets.

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Aw! You're a grandad! But your grandchildren are just pigs! Pigs I tell you! Did the daddy pig say to the mammy pig "I'm not boaring you am I?"

Gin said...

Wonderful on both accounts! Congrats!

The Birdwatcher said...

Well done the Irish and Molly. Watched the game in a bar in Buxton after a battering by Crewe and Nantwich's finest. Still aching and bruised.