Rambling on the Akamas

Published 5th of October, 2018

The Abandoned Farm

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This is still in relatively good nick. I wonder when people stopped living here?

Des Res

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So who lives here now?

Piggies!

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A family of pigs reside in the farm now. They are not fenced in, but presumably appreciate the shade so much they have no desire to wander off elsewhere.

Pig Mama

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Our daughter has named all the pigs here, as we have visited the area fairly frequently (my wife does love her crystals). I can't remember what this lady is called, but she was good natured.

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Update: our daughter tells me this is Daisy.

Tired Piglets

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She had a brace of piglets to look after too.

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Update: there are five piglets, called Norris 2.0, Cerrie, Billy, Squirtle and Cindy. The original Norris was shown in the first pig picture. Now go to bed.

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