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 | 19 Comments
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I thought I would write up my notes from the recent meeting of farm and estate managers hosted by Rhug Farm in north Wales in mid-October. All attendees had travelled from the south-west and south-east of England on what was a blissful autumn day.
15 October 2010 | 0 Comments
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Last week finished with a couple of days in Aberystwyth, one of which was at the Organic Centre Wales Producers’ Conference.
23 October 2009 | 0 Comments
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