Litter of 10 piglets born at Penkridge farm

This little piglet is one of 10 born at a farm which are now waiting for families to visit when lockdown ends.

Making new friends, one of the newly born piglets, at Lower Drayton Farm, Penkridge
Making new friends, one of the newly born piglets, at Lower Drayton Farm, Penkridge

Beatrix Trotter had the litter at Lower Drayton Farm in Penkridge less than two weeks ago.

Ray Bower, from the farm, said: "Her last litter she had 14 and reared 14, she's very good.

"They were born a week last Friday, they're very strong.

"When they start running around they're just adorable.

"We closed ourselves as an open farm during lockdown but if we're allowed to reopen we'll be doing a little bit of a Christmas experience.

Getting to know one of the newly born piglets, livestock manager Charlotte Male, at Lower Drayton Farm, Penkridge

"We've restricted to 40 per cent capacity and people have to book for track and trace and we do all the social distancing.

"We had 1,300 people here on the last day of Halloween, people want to be in the countryside.

"Families will be able to pet chicks and rabbits and they can get right up to the piglets but can't handle them.

"We've got a pig called Mavis next to Beatrix and we're hoping we might have some more piglets from her before or after Christmas."

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