Poppy Is In The Driving Seat!

Pixie Finds Her Voice!

Quick! The camera is here! You do it, Pixie, I’m too small!

It seems I have been voted spokes-piggy so, if we may have a drum roll, please . .

It gives me great pleasure . . .

. . . to announce the arrival of a brand new family member!

Freshly delivered yesterday may I introduce Lady Florence Plimsole!

A grand name for a rather grand piggy, bestowed upon her furry little head by our friend and celebrated writer, Auntie Alden.

This is the bit where we eat our lunch, Lady Flo – tuck in!

Go steady, you don’t need to eat it all! (I can see I’m going to have my paws full with this one!)

I’m sure you will agree her new title suits her most suitably – I think Fairy would approve being such a Royal piggy herself.

Did I do it ok, Pansy . . . PANSY!

It’s the little ‘uns you have to watch, Flo!

We’d better get all this grass tidied away before Pansy finds it – get munching!

If you need a reminder of Fairy’s Royal and Titled connections you can go here, here or here!

A Very Magical Memorial Stone For A Very Special Fairy

Fairy’s Memorial Stone has arrived – we are so happy with how it looks and it feels good to mark Fairy’s special spot in the garden.

Here are the troublesome foursome, in their barrow, heading along to inspect things.

Mmmm, smells good.

Let’s check all round it first.

I like this bit!

We ALL like this bit!

But that’s enough of posing for now . . .

Daddy only has so much patience!

Fairy would be proud of us (maybe not)!

Thanks to Teucer Wilson for creating this wonderful, magical piece for us.

New Additions!

Life goes on . . . and it is time for an update.

Welcome to the new arrivals! Meet Poppy and Posy – a pair of proper pirate-pigs, into mischief and causing mayhem at every turn!

And another new guinea pig joined us recently, Big Bear, in memory of our own beautiful Bear.

She is an amazing and very beautiful chainsaw carved sculpture, created for us by the very talented Mick Burns. He also created Big Mavis and all the other ‘Bigs’ a few years ago.

She is a very BIG Bear indeed! We may need to acquire a new fridge to store the vast quantities of salad and snacks needed to sustain her!

As summer approaches, Pixie and Pansy have been enjoying a few minutes in the garden.

And the whole herd went for a ride in Fairy’s wheelbarrow. It was remarkable they all managed to face the same way for their photo – if only for 2 seconds!

Dear Fairy

It is with the utmost sadness I am writing to tell you our dear, sweet, beautiful and very magical Fairy passed away this morning.

She had a little seizure yesterday morning and fell into a coma soon after. Being Fairy she wasn’t in a hurry to leave her wonderful life but she finally went peacefully this morning at 10am

I know many of you will be as heartbroken as we are.

Let’s be thankful for the fantastic life Fairy had, every day was filled with love, fun, the best salads, hay and the most beautiful pig-sisters ever! She brought so many lovely people into our lives too and huge enjoyment with her little tales!

One day, I want to post some photos and to celebrate her life. It may not be for a little while . . .

Thanks for everyone’s support and for the kind words I know will come. I may not answer them but reading them will mean such a lot to me and Ian.

Fairy – June 11th 2009 – March 9th 2014