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,

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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’ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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.

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12 Comments »

  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 https://ideas.lego.com/projects/99373

    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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