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Emma Heseltine: This week I’m taking my last two pigs to the abattoir. I’m sure it’s going to be just as sad as the last time, but this time I’m hoping they are bigger and so provide more delicious food than the previous one. My mistake last time was not to weigh my pig so this time I’m getting it organised. John and I fetch the lamb weigher over from Wallace Field and get them in the pens. As the pigs have been moved a couple of times now they are quite used to getting in the trailer for a little ride, its not difficult with a bit of a treat (a couple of carrots).

03 February 2013 | 4 Comments | Recommended by 3

My first pig...

Emma Heseltine: This week I’ve got a job that I’m not looking forward to. I’m taking the first of my pigs to the abattoir. I’ve been umm-ing and ah-ing about it for ages and have decided that the biggest of them is about ready. I don’t have a very accurate way of measuring them but I think she is an okay weight for a Berkshire. Getting her loaded is a bit of a nightmare, its not easy getting her out of the shelterbelt and into the trailer, there is some squealing (pig), swearing (humans) and almost escaping (pig). A treat of cucumber finally swings it and we get her in the Lambulance.

25 November 2012 | 18 Comments | Recommended by 3

Getting lost, abattoir and feet...

Emma Heseltine: Alex, one of our Monday helpers and I are checking the ewes and lambs at Wallacefield. It doesn’t quite add up and I can hear a plaintive baaing coming from the vicinity of the river; someone is lost.

20 May 2012 | 2 Comments | Recommended by 1

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