I popped up to see my brother John tonight-after a rather frustrating computer free week [hubby downloaded a virus last Saturday] I had asked John`s partner Chris to download some extra security software on my laptop for me, for those who follow my brother`s Going Gently blog-you will already be aware that John is opening his allotment to raise funds for St Michael`s Church in Trelawnyd on the 17th of July-he will also be making a donation from the proceeds to the Motor Neurone Disease Association. One of the MND fundraising ideas John has had is to name the pig and save it !! So while Chris was busy with my laptop I went for a wander round his allotment.
John was given two rather gorgeous piglets a few weeks ago [for his birthday ] to fatten up for the freezer !! Hmmm ? One is rather cute-she is the female pictured here above- enjoying a good scratch-she is in fact a little bugger !! Armed with camera I thought I would get a few photographs of her for the blog -Last time I had met her she was a timid little thing !! this time she marched up to me and decided to bite my shoe-I jumped a mile-sensing this was going to be fun-as I`am such a scaredy cat she aimed her next nip at the back of my calf- at this point the only squealing taking place was by me as she continually charged me [ John found this exceedingly funny and tried to reassure me she was only playing] I in the mean time fended her off in true matador style with a metal feeding bowl !!
Seeing a close up of her teeth now- I`am rather glad I did ! John rather patiently explained it was best I stood my ground and be firm with her and in the end that worked a treat- she got bored with her game and gave up and pottered off ! [though I hasten to add while John wasn`t looking I gave her a bit of a twang with the feeding bowl -naughty I know ]
Well if you want to save her from getting the chop -enter our competition !! Starting from Monday 11th of July we will be asking people to think up a name for her and then by making a donation to MND [on this site] you will automatically be entered into a raffle-plenty of time to come up with a really good name then !
The open day starts at 1pm -admission £1.50 adults- children 50p[complementary tea and cake ]
There will be raffles/stalls/produce/Trelawnyd History Exhibition/poultry and of course the piglets !!
If you get the chance do pop along and join us and say hello- [ I will be serving the teas ] You can find John`s allotment situated behind St Michael`s church,Trelawnyd- look forward to seeing you all there then !!