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Spring on the Farm

Winter has abruptly left us and spring is finally free to arrive! For me the most tangible evidence is in the huge influx of eggs we’ve been getting from our poultry as the days lengthen. 418 more words


Growing pigs

Somebody told me that chickens were gateway animals…this was certainly not a lie!

Once we realized how amazing it was having our own free range eggs right outside our door the obvious next step was bacon to go with them! 574 more words


About a pig.

If you walk south from our house, across the lawn, under the Chinese Elms, past the pond and through the hedge to the orchard, you come to Pigley’s House.  

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Uganda: Where a pig in the backyard is a piggybank for one million households--and rising

This curious pig in Kiboga District, Uganda, will be sold in about 2 months and generate between 100,000 to 150,000 Ugandan shillings (USD40) for the household (photo credit: ILRI/Kristina Rösel). 533 more words


Thought for the day.

“The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.”
-William Morris

We never tire of the simple pleasure to be found in the morning ritual of walking the dogs  … and taking our wonderful pig,  ‘Pigley’ for a wander down to the pond for a wallow.   24 more words


Policy dialogue held to support small-scale pig farmers in Nagaland, India

Last month (27 Feb 2014), the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and partners convened a meeting of actors in the pig sector in Nagaland, India, to review policies that could better support pig farming in this very poor state. 285 more words


What Do You Know Wednesday (because that's how you learn)

Welcome to What Do You Know Wednesdays! As you know, we are still learning how to be farmers (we’ve actually known how to be charming for quite some time). 486 more words

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