Get the sun cream out…

The sun has been out over the last few days….and boy is it hot! The outdoor pigs are tipping  water troughs and making wallows. Heavily pregnant Pip and Stumpy are pretty uncomfortable and slightly off their food….they just want to have…

Business reason to go to the pub…

We had to collect and deliver some pork today and also find orders for a pig to be butchered on Tuesday. Our last delivery of the day was to a lovely rural hotel/pub who sell our pork in their restaurant.…

Soil samples…

Another job done! I’ve been keen to have the sheep fields fertilised to give the grass a real push in the growing department! 🙂 We took what fertiliser our local farmer had as it was he who was going to…

Moss the puppy got her ears pierced…

…well just the one….by Emma! We had been enjoying a rare piece of ‘family time’ by having a barbeque at my parent’s house. The dogs were pretty excitable as my parent’s and sister’s dogs were also there. There was a…

Our first house build post…

We had quite a challenge obtaining planning permission for a house on our farm but in October 2010 after submitting a detailed business plan, being refused twice, appeals, site visits from Councillors and the Planning Panel and even two hearings…

Mrs pig farmer has a cracking time…

Cracked ribs that is! I don’t know how I’ve managed it, but the Dr confirmed it today. I’m quite glad really, as I thought the pains in my chest were a heart attack!!! He’s also running a few tests on…

Maternity unit prepared and occupied…

Our friend Neil cleaned out two of the five arks in the sows large pen yesterday in preparation for today’s movements. Pip and Stumpy are approaching the earliest date they might farrow and, going by the size of them, we’ve…

At long long last!…

Hallelujah! Abby has, at last, had her lambs and she managed it all by herself when we weren’t looking! She gave me a bit of a fright when I arrived at the farm tonight for the evening feed as all I…

Chooks away!…

We are so lucky to live just a couple of miles away from a small, friendly, family run poultry abattoir and that’s where we found ourselves yesterday collecting a couple of crates and a Food Chain Information form. This morning we…

Delivery pains….

No, not another birth on the farm – a feed delivery! We changed feed supplier recently and were over the moon when the delivery truck arrived with it’s very own forklift truck making our life soooo much easier!!! With that…

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