Yesterday, for the the first time Lovely Hubby decided Butch could come out of his enclosure and have a play in the orchard. However, Butch decided he would much rather explore the farm and the surrounding countryside.
For the first time in ages, I had managed to persuade LH to sit down, relax and watch a rugby match on television, of course after being sat down for ten minutes he promptly fell asleep. Next thing we know there is banging at the door and our landlady is standing there saying "did you know your boar is in our barn watching the men fix the tractors?"
We quickly donned shoes, I grabbed a bucket of pig nuts and LH hitched up the pig trailer. Jill was giving me a lift to the barn, (it's over half a mile away) and who should we bump into on the track, but our landlord and Butch, casually strolling together towards home.
Butch it seems is even more bucket trained than our girls and enjoyed strolling along grabbing a mouthful of pig nuts every few minutes. We got him back to his enclosure with not a step out of place.
A pleasure to handle is a well trained pig. So, thank you Bruce (who we bought Butch from), and also a huge thank you for changing his name, as a baby he was called 'Love Potion'. Now can you imagine LH running through the fields calling that after an escaped pig!!
*All pictures on this post courtsey of Bruce from The Berkshire Pig Company.