Piglets’ bacon saved by kind-hearted family

Jo North with her adopted piggies Matilda and Piglet''C111842-1 Chi Piggies  Photo Louise Adams
Jo North with her adopted piggies Matilda and Piglet''C111842-1 Chi Piggies Photo Louise Adams
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A FARM in East Dean literally saved the bacon of these two adorable pigs when they were found dumped in maize fields in August.

They were two of six that survived and were eventually caught in October by the Holt family, who run a dairy farm.

Since then they have been enjoying life on the farm and their cheeky personalities have won over the whole family.

Johanna North said: “We think Matilda, the black one, is Piglet’s mother but we can’t be sure.

“They are New Zealand Kune Kunes, a small docile breed who produce lovely meat.

“Initially we were going to keep Matilda to breed from and Piglet would be for meat, however I have completely fallen in love with both of them!

“They have such wonderful characters, make amazing noises and are a great addition to the sensory visits we do as part of the Let Nature Feed Your Senses scheme as the children and adults love them.”

Johanna said the pigs were very much pets now and with the help of the farm vet and some good advice she was quickly learning about them.