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New digs for the pigs

We should have guessed that our plot to move Porky Pig into a separate area in the run wouldn’t quite go according to plan… On Saturday afternoon, we set to work sectioning off a portion of the land with posts about two thirds of way down its length. 466 more words


Manchados de Jabugo: The rare spotted pigs of the Sierra.

On our countless rides on the paths of the Sierra de Huelva, it is not at all unusual for Chaparro and I to come across herds of black Iberian pigs foraging under the holm and cork oaks of the… 1,002 more words

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New Addition to our flock of lambs

As I really like the fleece of Black Welsh Mountain lambs, we decided to add a couple of lambs to our flock of Llanwenog, now we not only have one black sheep in the family, but two. 97 more words


Heritage Breeds Podcasts

Today, I read an article on HobbyFarms.com called Listen and Learn: A Podcast on Rare Breed Farm Animals . This is a new podcast series sponsored by the… 15 more words

Rare Breeds

News from Tracy Worcester

Local residents and campaigners have written to Derbyshire County Council to urge councillors to reject the Foston ‘factory farm’ which would house 2,500 sows, producing 1,000 pigs a week. 332 more words

Tracy Worcester

The joy of scrumping

The pigs have done very nicely out of the hundreds of apples friends and family members have donated to us over the past few months. The trio have benefitted from at least two each every day (and, ultimately, we believe this also gives their pork a sweet flavour) until the last couple of weeks when supplies have started to dry up and the lower parts of trees are bare of fruit. 184 more words