Sunday, 29 September 2013

Baler Move

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

A Pukka Porcine Palace of Positively Palatial Proportions

We need to move the piggies. They have outgrown (and outdug) their existing pig-pen, and we need to put them to work clearing the next field, so Eco and I have been fettling a new pig-ark.

These piggies are monsters, so we have to use some fairly robust construction in the new house. Big timber, big screws and big bolts!

Ends on, and doorway finished with some serious architrave!

4x2 D rail timber used to form the door surround....these should be pig-proof, fingers crossed!

Purlins cut ready to fit. These will stop the galvanised steel roof flexing too much when the ark is assembled.

I hate to think how much this will weigh, but we won't be moving it into place by hand, that's for sure! Four slinging rings will be fitted to the base allowing us to move this beast using the forks on the tractor.

Ah yes indeed, a piggy palace to be sure. Hope the girls like their new home!