Life at the end of the road

September 13, 2015

Anyone seen some pigs :-)

Filed under: daily doings, pigs — Tags: , — lifeattheendoftheroad @ 9:37 pm

They used to be well signposted for a good reason,

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but the council removed them,


now there’s just one, but there are four missing real pigs Sad smile 

I set off early this morning to feed the ‘Tamworth Four’, taking the quad and trailer to collect a few stones to finish the gable of the house. Trouble is, after feeding the ‘wee darlings’ I spotted a good stone over the wall of their enclosure and climbed over to get it. Then after struggling to roll it up the hill to the trailer I forgot to close the gate.

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Of course there was a time that I’d have just lifted it into the trailer, now I have to make ‘steps’ to help me.

Once that lot was all ‘palletized’ and lifted into position with the telehandler I started tinkering about with with ‘OutBack backup’ system and got the voltmeter fitted.


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A bit low at 48.1v but these cells have been resting for a couple of months and prior to fitting them yesterday I checked all the individual voltages, just like I did when I acquired them. Both times all 24 cells were within .1v of each other so I wasn’t worried.

A visit form my parents followed by a fine roast pork Sunday lunch cooked by Wifey and MiL


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then a nice chilled afternoon in the caravan, just like a holiday really Smile

After they’d left I got back on with the OutBack,


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connecting up the 70mm DC cables and putting the battery on charge for a couple of hours whilst the sun was out.


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It was after that, when ‘feeding time’ arrived that I realized our pigs were AWOL, as you can see I found two but a couple are still ‘at large’. I got these two back into the fank but got driven away by the midge, returning later on the quad there was still no sign of the ‘Tamworth Two’ I’m sure they’ll turn up soon, pigs do like their grub Smile

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After all, they have a fine wee hoose with a lovely view.



  1. Thanks for sharing another great sunset from your new domain!

    Comment by Morgan — September 14, 2015 @ 2:38 am

    • Good to hear you again Morgan, in a couple of years we’re going to do ‘a road trip’ out west so may pop in and visit you all out there in California, Texas, Arizona and New Mexico 🙂

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — September 15, 2015 @ 6:22 am

  2. You know what happened to the real famous two, they survived the knife.

    Comment by Stan — September 14, 2015 @ 6:52 am

    • Aye Stan, they live to a ripe old age 🙂

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — September 15, 2015 @ 6:21 am

  3. Love the sunset from the ‘pigs house’. Hope the escapees are soon back for their food …

    Comment by SOTW — September 14, 2015 @ 7:52 am

  4. Oops that posted prematurely…Do pigs eat seaweed ?

    Comment by SOTW — September 14, 2015 @ 7:54 am

    • Morning She, I think they do, they certainly love grubbing about in it, I’ve seen them at the shore by the end of the net shed path. I call it the Fairy Grotto but I’m sure you’ll put me right with it’s proper name 🙂

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — September 15, 2015 @ 6:20 am

  5. Something for these long winter evenings

    Comment by Ron — September 14, 2015 @ 6:50 pm

    • Funnily enough Ron, the CEO of Lego was wanting Norman the stone mason who’s doing our gable to do the stone work on a new house he’s building!!!! I kid you not his PA saw some off his work on the mainland and said it was the best he’d seen !!!!!!!!!!!

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — September 15, 2015 @ 6:16 am

      • Skills being recognised, I presume that would be his Rosshire house rather than the Danish one. Get in there and get a model of the RHallaig on the chocks.

        Comment by ron macakay — September 15, 2015 @ 7:23 am

  6. Great to see it all coming toghether.

    Comment by tonylucas — September 16, 2015 @ 11:11 am

    • Thanks Tony, we’re getting there at last.

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — September 17, 2015 @ 11:19 am

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