Sunday, 13 November 2016

Here At Last

Today we went to collect our new additions
 4 gilts
 10 weeks old
 Welsh x Pietrain

 All settled into there new home doing what pigs do best grubbing up the ground looking for goodies to eat, 
Although the neighbors are not impressed 
 The goats were just snorting in disgust
 Not impressed at all with there neighbors
 The Alpacas all straining to see what was going on in the paddock
 Then started alarm calling.
Sol just wanted to join in and share in what they were eating.
And before anyone asks yes they are all destined for the table.
When we get round to keeping our own and breeding we will be getting Tamworths.

 

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  1. Filling up nicely, Sol will keep an eye on them all.

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    1. he will if it means he gets to share there food

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  2. Gorgeous....I just want to cuddle them all-x-

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    1. they now let us give them all a rub down

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  3. Do you have lots of freezer space or will you stagger culling? I'm so excited for you Dawn! I've always wanted to grow my own meat, pigs are on the list!

    And happy belated birthday for yesterday! Hope this is a wonderful year for you!!

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    1. Slaughter will be staggered, we are not keeping them all only one for us.

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  4. What amusing photos...animals really do have expressive faces. I'd never heard of the pietrain breed of pig...do they make good pies or something? Last time we kept pigs they got far too fat...gamekeeper gave them a bucket of food each time he passed I should think...will you be sausage making in the future...and brawn? x

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    1. Pietrain are a breed from Belgium they are a leaner pig, the first ones we did were a bit on the fat side.

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  5. Raising your own pigs for food is great. You'll know they have been well fed and have been cared for. We are in the city and have no space for pigs but maybe one day we'll have chickens, for eggs, not meat.

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    1. Yes we will know everything about our meat

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  6. This will be us come March so I will follow with interest. They look great.

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    1. looking forward to you getting yours

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  7. I'm interested to see how the pigs get on in the coming weeks. Do you send them to the abattoir all at once and process them or do you stagger it?

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  8. Happy birthday for yesterday🎂
    The piggies look cute but would nevertheless make a great bacon sandwich. I know they'll have a great life before that happens.

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    1. I am looking forward to a few good hams, they have nice shapely hams

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