I got to meet The Ginge and Max from The Wheekly. The Ginge is tiny! (He's so much bigger on the internet!) He was our lightest weight boar at the pignic, at only 636g. A big difference from the biggest pig, Teddy, who weighed in at a whopping 1660g. Over a 2 pound difference!
Biggest and smallest sows were a bit less than the boars: Sippy once again beat out every other sow at 1355g. We had a few youngsters, but I believe Caramel was the smallest adult sow, coming in at 602g.
Several people stumble across the pignic. I loved the woman that exclaimed in delight: "What's this that I've walked into?" There were two families I had a chance to talk to as well. One had a toddler who would have dived into the sows pen if he had a chance. He was enthralled with the pigs moving around and eating grass. The second family had a baby who was more focused on stuffing his socks into his mouth than looking at pigs. But the adults were interested in the different colors and breeds. I gave them a tour, showing off the teddies and the Abyssinian that were still hanging out in the pens.
|Wedgwood and Boadicea enjoyed the pignic;|
they had major grass coma when they got home
I rearranged their pen and by the end of the pignic they were quite relaxed, happily munching on grass and hay. Both of them had come out into the open to explore. Wedg flirted nicely with several people who wanted to meet her.
I never had a chance to put them into the sows pen to see how they would do with a larger group. I've had too many troublemakers in the past. I didn't have the time to watch them carefully. Maybe next pignic.
The day flew by. There was a steady stream of pignic-goers; I spent nearly the entire day inspecting rodents. We trimmed nails and gave some advice. I didn't get enough time to spend with the humans or admire the pigs. I'm glad Rob took a bunch of photos, or I'd have none. I can't wait to see others' photos, because I missed so much of the pignic itself. (Update - Joey Phoenix Photograph pictures.)
The afternoon cooled significantly and people began leaving after 3pm. I had several pignic-goers volunteer to pull down the pens and pack everything to go home. Thank you! It made the strike go so quickly. Of course, a big thank you to my Pig Patrol people. Can't have a pignic without you!
It was a quiet drive home. We all were pretty beat after a day of sunshine and the outdoors. Boadicea knows how to chill, but this was the first time I've seen Wedgwood list to one side. A good time was had by all.