Saturday 7 January 2017

Hairy pigs and feisty goats at Gorgie Farm

We had a lovely wee visit to Gorgie City Farm today! We enjoyed meeting the wonderfully hairy Mangalitsa pigs for the first time! Here are the females

and here are the youngsters

You can find out more about this breed, which is an ancient European breed derived from the European wild boar here.

The pygmy goats were on fine form today! This group seemed quite quiet

but things were a bit more lively on the other side of the pen, at one point fighting broke out but I wasn't able to capture that on camera!

Meanwhile the sheep were mostly just eating

while in the wildlife garden the hazel catkins are already on display! Notice the wee red female catkin, which is showing well in this photo, though often overlooked


eileeninmd said...

Hello, I love the cute piggies and the goats. Great shots. Happy weekend!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wow this almost seems like Spring, what with the baby animals and the catkins. Those pigs are super! I'll make a point of showing this post to Bill -- he raised pigs in his farm boyhood and loves them -- but not ones this furry I'm sure.

Lowcarb team member said...

These City Farms are usually quite popular ...
Lovely to see all of your photo's, including those hairy pigs - have not come across these before!

Good wishes for the coming new week

All the best Jan

Lynn said...

Love the goat on top of the tire!