Lots of folk about today…

I do love meeting new, like-minded people! Before we could get to the farm this morning we had pork to deliver to two of our restaurant customers, both of whom now have Ardunan Farm listed on their menu ­čÖé Its…

Perky’s surprise :-( …

Well this is one of those days I would love to just rip up and forget about but this diary was never going to be filled with just rosy, cheery tales it was always my intention to give a ‘warts…

A lot of interest in piggies…

I advertise our piglets quite regularly online and sometimes we get no response but normally one or two people will get in touch. These last few days I have been absolutely inundated with emails and calls for people looking to…

Just in time…

So after all the┬ápreparation┬áyesterday the wait was over and at 6.30pm the fist piglet made its entrance! David called Catherine who had been with us on work experience as she had been desperate to help with a pig farrowing –…

Speedy work Kate…

I checked on Kate, our soon to be mum, first thing this morning and everything appeared normal. Her teats seemed fine and despite my ‘tugging’ on them there was not a trace of milk, she hadn’t fully bagged up with…

Another vet student….

Catherine, a local schoolgirl with ambitions to study at Glasgow Vet School arrived today for a weeks work experience. As well as some hands on experience of caring for the variety of animals we have, we hope that ‘Kate’ will…

New sheds delivered

The new poultry sheds arrived this morning, and having unloaded them all by hand, the delivery men were rewarded with….sausages!!! They were happy chappies! We’ve bought two large 13 x 7 foot Shire sheds from Elbec Garden Buildings. We haven’t…

Busy busy day…

With no help at the farm David and I arrived really early, determined to get everyone mucked out, fed and watered in record time before loading three pigs to take to Dunblane abattoir. Everything got done super fast, the trailer…

Visitors!….

We had a visit from Debby and Colin today who came to visit their growing piglets. They have pre-ordered two females from Belles litter and in a few short weeks they’ll be back to collect them. The piglets demonstrated how…