Thursday, 24 September 2015

Did You Notice ......



Did you spot them on yesterday's post ?


These two little cheeky chappies that we decided to pop on top of our gate posts.


Cheeky, smirking little piggies that will give a clue to our neighbours as to what will be appearing on the landscape in the next year or so.  Just cheap as chips concrete garden ornaments from the local garden centre ....



...  spray painted black by Lovely Hubby.


First one coat of paint ...


... and then another a day or so later.


They now sit proudly welcoming everyone to our house.

I'll take another photo once the tarmac is down, the black of the driveway should make them look even better.

Sue xx



26 comments:

  1. They're so cute. Have they got names?

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    1. No, and they won't be getting any, they are just 'the pigs'. :-)

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    2. I have a habit of giving everything names - something I picked up from all the holidays I spent at my grandmother's house; everything was given a name, from the birds who visited the garden to all the sheep, cows and chickens they kept x

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  2. If not - Porky and Bess? (Sorry error in last comment.)

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    1. Nope ... no names. I'll save the names for the real pigs :-)

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  3. Okay, I admit I didn't spot them on yesterday's post! Must try harder!
    We have a beautiful 'granite' moon gazing hare sculpture in our garden, but he was cheap as chips too, spray painted with a granite effect! It's astonishing what can be achieved with a can of paint and a bit of effort!
    Paul O'Grady chose the best name I've ever heard for his piggies, as a collective they're 'Aporkalypse Now'!

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    1. I love Paul O'Grady and his love for his animals.

      I've been tempted by the granite spray a few times, I think I could get a bit carried away spraying things ;-)

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  4. Pinky and Perky.........shows my age!

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    1. .... and mine. I used to watch them when I was little :-)

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  5. Such sweet faces, are they held in place?

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  6. Cute ! Looks like you are planning on keeping piggies again.
    We started a year ago with 4 pigs. They were saddleback x GOP. At present we have 2 Tamworths that somehow we can't seem to 'let go'. Soon we'll have to make that decision and I'm not looking forward to it. xxx...x

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    1. Yes, we will be breeding Large Blacks like we used to. We loved the Middle Whites to bits but our land isn't right for them here. Large Blacks are a bit smaller and lighter on their feet and will suit the woodland better. Of course there will be a Kune Kune too :-)

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  7. I love the pigs! Bet your house eventually becomes known as "the one with the pig gates".

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    1. Haha, yes it will. Currently we are 'the house with the building work'.

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  8. Didn't I guess "pugs rampant"? Nearly right! Beautiful piggies!

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    1. You did!! And I was sooooo tempted to tell you what they really were ;-)

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  9. Pigs will break your heart when they finally enter the freezer..believe me

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    1. They always did :-(

      The good thing is that the mum's stay with us for a lot longer, and at least I know they have all had a good life, so much better than commercially reared pigs.

      We also have the satisfaction of keeping rare breed pigs rare bloodlines going. In fact when we gave up breeding a few years ago the whole of our Large Black herd went to the Netherlands to start a breeding programme there.

      Of course I never let Lovely Hubby forget that he's eating 'Betty' or whoever is in the freezer at the time ;-)

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  10. They are gorgeous, love the idea!! Pam

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  11. Hi Sue,
    Greetings from Ontario in Canada! Have been watching all the work going on at your home there in Wales and I have to tell you, you have made it into a lovely looking property. I hope you enjoy it for many years! The little pig gate-toppers are so cute!
    Blessings,
    Marie

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  12. They are beautiful - and so right for the gate posts! Great idea.

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  13. Adorable! Much nicer than any cheapy concrete ornaments we get here, and I should know because I got myself through uni by making them for a part time job. :)

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  14. Your entire construction project has been such fun to follow! tons of hard work on your part but made so enjoyable for those of us sitting and reading all about it. thank you for posting and sharing your endeavors with the world .... you guys have done a fantastic job.

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