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Martha Roberts @martharoberts Abergavenny, Wales

Smallholder, pig-keeper, northern corporate woman gone rogue in Wales. Small-scale producer of free-range, rare-breed pork via The Decent Company

2,446 Following   8,588 Followers   26,345 Tweets

Joined Twitter 1/27/09


@engcountrylife Next door and refusing to cooperate with sitting under the light (can’t see ‘em in the dark) 🤣Piglet-shaped calm 🐽 https://t.co/ETcx7f27b5Walking Eleanor-and-PriscillaPigs to a new paddock this afternoon. And if they want to go the wrong way and then wa… https://t.co/DGlymKHdCg
Retweeted by Martha Roberts @KerryJaneN1 Sugarloaf mountain 🏔 @sixwheeler Thank you oh bearer of weather news 🤣 @fionajbentley So sorry Fiona 😢OMG I love this. 🐽 https://t.co/x1g2hovHCXOctober 20th 2020 - a bright new day in the welsh hills https://t.co/4ZQ6cCvSe1
10/20
2020
@jo_tapp You can hear mum Nelly in the background chomping her breakfast 😀 @SueArcher6 No floppy ears though Sue!When all around you feels a bit bleak, piglets can provide a much-needed temporary distraction. Here’s some of the… https://t.co/teX3oxHOb9Moving Bear (our #Mangalitsa x #RedWattle boar) down to the sows so he can earn his keep. #pigs #naturalfarminghttps://t.co/hsyXy0OLjQ
Retweeted by Martha RobertsOf course not only affecting Wales, but that’s where I am and where know the most people 🙁Feeling so sad and weary on behalf of all my friends in welsh hospitality and small business who are battling to stay afloat this year 🙁 @NesbittF Love you my friend xHettyPig’s little spots out and about early this morning 🐽 https://t.co/36DJHcpfM0
10/19
2020
@AcWatsDyse They should be with at least one other pig - they’re a herd animal. 🐽 @R_o_s_i_e_H I ran some electric fence around them and left them under an oak tree while I spoke to the builder. 🤣 @R_o_s_i_e_H I hear ya. I was swearing uncontrollably at three wandering sows yesterday morning and looking like a… https://t.co/CJkt1aQG5r @R_o_s_i_e_H I find myself cursing and shedding layers as I do similar with pigs who won’t travel anywhere in a str… https://t.co/4u9DfGKOZw @adaysadventure Regular sow and weaner pig nuts (16% protein). Huge increase in the amount with this size of litter… https://t.co/hIhiU4HVWxNightfall. HettyPig eating in her doorway, the warm light from the piglet creep behind her. No matter how many time… https://t.co/XOCRPJ9fPyBig Pig, Little Pig 🐽🐽 https://t.co/h914ZVuawKFamily portrait https://t.co/2OW95mqbfO
Retweeted by Martha RobertsLook what I just picked up 🐥 aren't they so cute 😃 10 little Aylesbury ducklings, only a couple of days old 🐥🐥🐥 A… https://t.co/IJ3GETRgND
Retweeted by Martha RobertsSunday breakfast with #TeamHP 🐽 https://t.co/QjK1QukPZn
10/18
2020
Yes - they are all feeding from mum but also now eating pig nuts twice a day, so nobody going hungry 😀 https://t.co/rPJd6P7oJB @pedrodefelicio 13 Pedro! Just approaching 6 weeks old 😀 @longbushpork Pig n mixes 🐽😀🐽 @Jojosolitaire Yeah it’s not too bad at the moment but only because we’ve had a few days without any rain. I also h… https://t.co/nW4ADzRPQx @ValerieLemer I put my hand on them (to test how warm they were). Answer - toasty 😍 @Tuttlebees Different kidney function I think. They absolutely love them. @foodborn Most of them will go to other free range homes at 8 weeks old 😀 @ShelbyLynnLFC Yeah - easily distracted 🤣 @Spaniels_Rule 13!Yes. It’s her way of telling them to come and drink. The grunts tend to speed up as the milk flows #PigGeekery 🐽🤓🐽 https://t.co/Jvu3qTkUG3At 36 hours old, Hetty’s little ones have discovered the creep 😍 https://t.co/rq8kuJIT9tThis is HP’s fourth large litter. And she’s perfected the art of the standing milk bar (apologies for dodgy camera… https://t.co/OOHcVYcawf @engcountrylife 🤣Hetty’s piglets cuddles up against the warmth of her belly - silky, spotty, snoozy 🐽 https://t.co/Hd03235XK9Flo, Dora and Winnie munching their way through a huge quantity of acorns. Winnie is taking a short break in betwee… https://t.co/I3WOX64E1j
10/17
2020
@RowvilleCK Currently, Swagger 😀 @infographicsrme I posted because I spent at least two decades too long being at war with my body. And feeling that… https://t.co/yNPwbYVyRlHettyPig and her puddle of little spots in the corner. It gives you an idea of the size difference. It usually take… https://t.co/DTZ8JqBjvnEstellaPig has that #FridayFeeling She's got her Old Lady Pig SlowMo MoJo EarFlap ! 🐽😊🐽 https://t.co/unhvp3Oemp
Retweeted by Martha RobertsNot sure but believe more than one predator and they carried them but then dropped them at various points when they… https://t.co/qUOt3rXVXELast time Hetty lost three and we saved five but she was a bit traumatised and was unwell for a couple of days - th… https://t.co/hBvsTdArgq @diggerdansmith Which one was it Dan?This farrowing for Hetty is a bit different to last time when a fox attacked her piglets and carried them hundreds… https://t.co/MjgzXY6H4tTeam HP having dinner 🐽 https://t.co/Heyx40dJmGNew little spots for HettyPig 🐽 https://t.co/ZU1fCMEwww
10/16
2020
@ZambieOverLoad They’re so smart! @ZambieOverLoad Amazing. What a relief! @ZambieOverLoad And doing a good job by the sounds of it? Are the piglets a few days old do you think? @ZambieOverLoad OMG that’s amazing news Jessie!!And NellyPig taking a dinner break from the piglets 🐽 https://t.co/INZTpMqktfMinnieThePig is a fair weather pig. So we had a chat as she ate her dinner #PigChat 🐽 https://t.co/pWRMnn737s @ErnestPig @lizbrixey Liz is amused by my vocabulary 🤣Perfect. Just perfect 👇 https://t.co/tcR3uHDgQm
10/15
2020
@1unleashed2 @ErnestPig Sounds like our kind of pig 🐽Patience is not a virtue to a pig. #WednesdayWisdom with ErnestPig Old Lady EdiePig wants her tea NOW. #HurryUp 🐽😊🐽 https://t.co/U8KHHmTrcj
Retweeted by Martha Roberts @ErnestPig Fluffy and stompy 😍
10/14
2020
@Jac25369445 Berkshire pigs!And then they return to snooze under the warmth of the heat lamp (well, all but one of them who chances another dri… https://t.co/qVYHFzGhXMMama NellyPig calls to them and they react. There is then a bit of a melee as they all get settled on their own tea… https://t.co/D6cHEDn8YASometimes you need a break from the world. And so I give you one whole minute of zen sow and piglet footage… https://t.co/WEhEad2M31 @diggerdansmith Miss Pickle? @theshepherdswi1 🤣
10/13
2020
Imagine my surprise. The rank hypocrisy of too many. Next time those MPs who voted this down attempt to tell you th… https://t.co/Ue2WJdvyCwWhat Peter says... (in response to the channel 4 #dispatches programme) 👇 https://t.co/MAiTNwXoPqMore ponies in politics please 👇 https://t.co/qezOaKpivy @pmsoc Oh yeah. Anything to be like grandad! @wendymurp Yes! Although you spend the first 48hrs worrying they’re all ok 🤣More pigs in politics please 🐽👇🐽 https://t.co/W2GWrOOaXtAll little squeakers present and correct #NellyTots 🐽🥛🐽 https://t.co/bh02Qwm1uiHow it started... How it's going... https://t.co/EBx4Phi6AO @DrDowhittle @RandRFarmingPod @KatrinaDunford @herdyshepherd1 @M_launderfarm Thanks Claire! @antoniab46 Pretty much. Here they are next to mama 🐽 https://t.co/Sb0ibcm4FWGiving good face. Old Lady EdiePig. #HappyOutdoorOldSpot 🐽😘🐽 https://t.co/t1OIRtQ6dj
Retweeted by Martha Roberts @plumpuddingpigs Nope. Me too! @JeniMorgan Morning Jeni - pigs farrow all year round so we’re on a constant loop.Morning #NellyTots 🐽 Warm inside while mama eats breakfast outside https://t.co/upl9lQWydf
10/12
2020
@Hentherapist 11! @Sooty69672198 11 @RowvilleCK 11!HP and team at nearly 6 weeks old 🐽 https://t.co/RbbCXzlqQK @lizbrixey 🤣 @ErnestPig Nicely done EP 😀All tucked up for the night. This is Nelly’s fourth litter and she’s a pro. She’s been out for a big dinner and dri… https://t.co/ZKfsA4MKVnBig day at Temple Farm today! Pedigree in-pig #MiddleWhite sows arrive to live as #RareBreed pastured-pork! Huge th… https://t.co/5vTSJoDC6t
Retweeted by Martha Roberts @JeniMorgan 11! @candystripe @FreeToChoose73 Almost! @iboogey1 She’s a Berkshire pig 😀All finding their place #NellyTots 🐽 https://t.co/qtzozbKMxsNellyPig and the #NellyTots 🐽 https://t.co/eFnffismqbNew arrivals for NellyPig #NellyTots 🐽 https://t.co/EmC9Y7DGnj @longbushpork Slow and steady...MPs vote tomorrow on this - make it clear, flood their inboxes with: WE DO NOT WANT FOOD COMING INTO THIS COUNTRY T… https://t.co/lGcj9ve95B
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10/11
2020
Saturday morning is like this 👇 Yawn like an Old Lady Pig. #BeMoreEstellaPig 🐽💤🐽 https://t.co/HiJ6VMHcOP
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10/10
2020
If you are a smallholder, a small food producer, a small anything to do with food get in touch. You've a week to te… https://t.co/OhWahC9Yns
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10/9
2020

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