Marton Village, Warwickshire

Pig Club v2

The Resurrection

Marton pig

Marton Pig Club will be back soon! We anticipate starting the new rearing season in the Spring of 2022. Under new stewardship, we are currently looking for expressions of interest from those wishing to take part. If you haven’t already done so, please send your name and email address to sausages.marton -at- gmail.com.

We will be making a presentation in the Village Hall on Friday 15th October, starting at 7:00pm. All villagers will be welcome. Come along and find out how the club will be organised and run, including cost per pig, how that cost is determined and how the income will be spent. You will be able to ask questions which you may have and, for new members, meet folks who have taken part in previous pig club seasons and hear their experiences.

The bar will be open, for you to purchase your choice of refreshment!

Finally, don’t forget the vote for the name of the new Piggy Baton! Send your suggestions to sausages.marton -at- gmail.com before the village hall evening. On the night, cast your vote from the full list of suggestions. No prizes for the winner except the honour of having named the Piggy Baton!

Pig club update

Marton Pig ClubMarton’s latest pig cohort seem to be doing well, growing quickly and making the most of their field in the warmer days we’re starting to enjoy. The only glitches so far have been with the human side of the club, with former members accidently called on to feed the pigs from across the globe and youngest members learning about omnivores the hard way.

In the first case a couple was called in Australia and told to feed the pigs the following day, causing temporary confusion but no harm to the pigs who didn’t notice or mind the quick-thinking rota switch-around. In the second case a valuable lesson was learnt: put food in the field before you put small children in the field. The half-asleep parents (one of whom might actually be writing this, ahem…) had to do a rapid rescue when the pigs’ eagerness for breakfast hastily went from welly sniffing to leg nibbling. No harm done, though, and once snouts were happily in troughs of food, the children and pigs got on harmoniously as usual.

There could be further opportunities for creature encounters to come, as the club might be building on its success, with the idea of raising geese for Christmas already on the table (pardon the pun). The suggestion of a home brew club is also being floated, for those with a thirst for more…

2016 Marton Pigs Arrival

4466654845_19f2945b7dThe Pig Club’s new herd will arrive at 1pm this Saturday at the farm field track.

Anyone (not just Pig Club members) is more than welcome to witness their arrival, which is always fun.

If you need a lift to the field, please get in touch (admin -at- martonvillage.com) and arrangements can be made.

Hopefully see many of you there!