Curly Tails Pig Sanctuary

One of the great things about being a School Governor and generally being a big kid is that occasionally you get asked if you can help out on a School Trip, which is why I found myself putting on my see-thru boots and Pig Socks one day last week, as I thought it would be fitting to wear Pig Socks to a Pig Sanctuary.

Piggy Socks in See-thru Boots

It was quite spooky timing, as a friend of mine had mentioned the Sanctuary to me just a few days before as a possible recipient of a Service project for the Young Women of my ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and so I thought I could check out the sanctuary, see what help we could offer as well as hang out with a bunch of four or five-year-olds who are uber cool and know it.

We were met by Jane, who had set up Curly Tails to home rescued Pigs and whos love of Pigs, knowledge and passion were more than evident in the time we spent with her.

Jane told us about different breeds, answered questions from the children and Grown-ups, told us about the different personalities, about the food we were giving the Pigs, about the pigsty names (they are named after posh Hotels and the like!), about the volunteers, about the rescuing of various Pigs and much more. Honestly, I would volunteer just to spend time with her as she was fabulous fun.

Eric a Juliana Pig at Curly Tails Pig Sanctuary

The children were just as enamoured with Jane and the Pigs, as us grown-ups and were brilliant with the questions they asked and answers they gave to questions they were asked, and the visit was rounded off with Jane reading "All Pigs Are Beautiful" by Dick King-Smith.

If you are local to Milton Keynes, there is an Open Day for Curly Tails Pig Sanctuary on July 7th or contact Curly Tails to arrange a visit as honestly it is really worth it... even if it is just because you want to stroke a pig or have a Selfie with one!

Bertha or Beryl with PippaD at Curly Tails Pig Sanctuary

I think I may have a new love of pigs, and as the Sanctuary is only minutes away from my home, I really do see myself volunteering here in the near future!