Lucies Farm Photo Gallery

Home of Scottish | Kobe Beef, Kurobuta Pork, and Pampered Dogs


swim-pig2.jpg
Tamworth Pig, Swimming564 viewsHaving an early autumn afternoon swim in our heated pool.
swim-pig1.jpg
How Do You Get a Pig in the Pool1108 viewsWe tried to walk him with a halter, but pigs don't like walking with a halter. We put him in the small trailer and when we opened the back gate --- well, he just sort of jumped into the water.1 comments
swim-pig8.jpg
Greg and Emilia Try To Lure the Swimming Pig Back Home813 viewsAfter his romp in the pool, the swimming Tamworth pig wanted to mooch around the garden. He clearly wasn't going anywhere on a halter. So we took it off and lured him back (more or less successfully) to his pig friends with a bucket of feed and some apples.
swim-pig7.jpg
Big and the Tamworth Pig5344 viewsWe didn't know how well the Tamworth would swim: we suspected, from the Aquarena Springs website that he'd swim quite well. Here Big is trying to convince him that it's time to come out of the heated pool.
swim-pig6.jpg
Our Own Ralph6895 viewsBy far the most popular attraction was Ralph, the Swimming Pig. Ralph swam around Aquarena Springs performing tricks and dives until the early 1990s when he retired. A picture of "Ralph the Diving Pig" and the woman he performed with was published in Chic magazine. The woman successfully sued Larry Flynt for presenting her in a 'false light' because the story appeared 'amid stories of bizarre sexual exploits.' Braun v. Flynt
underwater-pig4.jpg
Underwater Pig2854 viewsTo take the swimming Tamworth pig photo, the pig had to be gently pushed into the heated pool. Marjorie, in full SCUBA gear and with an underwater camera and strobe, waited for the pig to, er, fall. I was surprised at how quickly the pig sank. He then soared to the surface, like a submarine in a Sean Connery movie that's blown its ballast.
underwater-pig2.jpg
Underwater Pig1511 viewsThe Tamworth pig, viewed from underwater, swimming around the pool. Taken by Marjorie --- dressed in full SCUBA gear and with an underwater Nikonos V camera. The reflection is the surface of the water, viewed from below.
LQ3V2685.jpg
Resting Tamworth Pigs5097 viewsWith a chicken keeping watch over the sleeping pigs.
LQ3V3327.jpg
The Kune Kune Princess3221 viewsChase's pig -- a cross between a Kune Kune (hence the wattles) and a Gloucester Old Spot (hence the spots). Not the prettiest pig in the patch, but to the enthusiastic young Berkshire boar, seen part way up her back, she's the personification of pulchritude.3 comments
LQ3V3292.jpg
Ballet Cruz Standing Guard449 viewsOur Aberdeen Angus bull, Ballet Cruz, standing watch over the Tamworth (red) and Berkshire (black) pigs. A nice autumn afternoon in sunny Worcestershire.
LQ3V3299A.jpg
Tamworth Piglets512 views
LQ3V3304.jpg
Tamworth Piglet495 viewsQuite brave and cocky. What the photograph doesn't really show is that he was essentially underneath his mother.
496 files on 42 page(s) 14