The piglets are now six weeks old and have grown an enormous amount since I have been away. They are now eating solid food as well as suckling milk from Pokey. I bought down a bag of treats for them, including jam sandwiches that proved very popular! In a weeks time five of them will be going to new homes and Pokey will be able to return to the top fields to be with her boyfriend Chewey, who will be extremely pleased to see her.
Just before leaving the yard I put an old hay bale into the sty for the piglets to play with (see video above). I cannot tell you how much fun they had, tearing it to pieces and rolling around in it. If only such simple things in life would create so much happiness for all of us - the world would certainly be a much better place.
As promised, I will be posting up some sneak preview illustrations of the new book by the end of the week so make sure you keep watching.