Shearing!…

Craig Harrower from Craigievern Farm came this evening to shear our sheep. ┬á Our friend Peter also turned up to help us round them up. What followed was the fastest, most stress free shearing we have experienced. Maybe it was…

Lovely to hear from the Aviemore girls!…

I got a lovely, long, news filled text from Glynis in Aviemore today with an exciting update that of the four pigs we delivered to her in April three had now farrowed and she was proud ‘mum’ to a massive…

Everybody move (again)…

The latest pen was emptied today when two pigs went to the abattoir and we wasted no time in scrubbing it out and preparing for the little piglets to move in to it from their small temporary enclosure. My master…

A long to-do list…

David had plenty of jobs to keep himself busy with today. A trip to the fruit market started his day early…his reward was a van full of bananas for the pigs! ­čÖé After all of the usual morning tasks it…

50 shades of mud…

We had planned to move Pip and Stumpy’s piglets indoors in around a weeks time but on seeing Stumpy attack a few of her little ones as they tried to feed made us move quickly and set up a temporary…

Could anything else have gone wrong?…

Our new butcher has messed up our entire pork order for the week by skinning the pigs and reducing them to a fraction of their original size…the thing that makes me angry most is that they new they had made…

Gobble Gobble…

This years turkeys are ‘cooking’ in the incubators as I type. I candled the eggs last night to see how many appeared to be viable and remove any ‘dead’ ones. To my surprise it looks like we are going to…

Farming in the dark…

Oh my goodness…12.20am and we’re just home from the farm!!! We took the opportunity when one pig escaped from Muffin the boar’s pen to move all three of the sows that were in with him (2 were VERY reluctant) its…

Show jumping piggy…

Just what we need! A 4 month old piglet who has learned to escape from her pen….over and over and over again!!! I googled “show jumping pig” and it looks like they have a passion for it!!! This cheeky monkey…

Fluffy bundles now at the farm…

We had lots of visitors today as we were moving our 4 day old hubbard chicks out to the farm. Now that we have gas brooders there is no reason for us to rear them at home….especially not while I…

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