Saturday, 24 April 2010

The big, bad. . . pig?

Chris pulled the door to his shed aside and what I'm reliably informed is a pig trundled out and strolled into my trailer.

I drove back the mile or so home and had a proper look at the fella from the safety of outside the trailer. I peered in and found a face peering back at me. Not just any face, but. . . well, this. . .

Apologies for the lack of quality, but Ifor Williams rarely fit their otherwise excellent pig trailers with studio lighting.

And I was a bit scared.

What (or who) came to mind was the great Lon Chaney junior, star of the 1941 film The Wolfman.
I'm right, am I not?

"Blimey," I thought. "Little Kim's not going to be happy."

Little Kim is the best part of two years old and has yet to have a litter. She's about a year late starting working, but she's kind of a pet, Molly and Kim have been adequate for our needs so far and the pig farmer couldn't organise a smoothie in a juice bar.

So the Tamworth boar from up the road has been called in. As it happens, he seems amiable enough, but Little Kim wasn't having any of it.

First she tried a head-to-head confrontation, leaving himself with a cut behind the ear and Little Kim with scratches and a nick on her leg. Since then they've been mostly avoiding each other and are in separate beds, a state of affairs that will probably go on until she comes into season.

I'm just popping out to check if there's a full moon.

10 comments:

moreidlethoughts said...

Ooh, almost 85% full moon. Be afraid, be very afraid!

Arabella said...

If he can just make her laugh.....

Malc said...

Di

Yeah, and it was one of those where the clouds were racing across it in the way they did in the old horror films.

Arabella

Chocolates, flowers and the ability to sit through a film with no plot or action would also help.

I, Like The View said...

I'm trying to figure out what kind of film would have no plot and no action. . .

hope that the separate beds situation doesn't last too long, not good for a relationship

(what will their piglets look like?)

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Personally, I am hoping that the Tamworth boar nails Little Kim. She's clearly just teasing him - the little madam! Mind you, he might have shaved before going out on the pull.

Sian said...

Poor Kim - he's hardly Brad Pitt or George Clooney is he? No wonder she won't share a bed with him- bet he snores too!

Richard said...

It's not just about looks. It's good you turfed him out of the trailer, caravans aren't a good USP.

ziGGi said...

Can you provide her with a large paper bag?

elizabethm said...

My God, hope he has a gsoh, not much going for him otherwise, poor sod.

Z said...

Tamworth boars are even better at getting out than sows are. Good job your fences are always in perfect repair.