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Very Small Mercies

It was just as well that there were piglets and tree surgeons at the Farm today.  There was little else in its favour.  Wet, muddy, cold, miserable.   171 more words

Loving Pigs Destroyed by Local Housing

I’ve wrote about this issue before and well, my blog doesn’t get a lot of attention, but I continue to write when it upsets me. Or there’s something I’m passionate about. 898 more words


Basic farrowing practices for the cottage piggery…

by Alana Schoffstall

We thought we’d jot down a few tricks of the trade to share with our farming friends….you know; the little hacks that only those who have tried-and-failed-and-tried-again can attest to. 1,071 more words

Black Valley Farm

Going the Whole Hog

The USA is quite high up discussion topics these days, but fear not, I’m not about to launch into a political diatribe. Rather, I noticed that yesterday (1st March 2017) the USA celebrated the day of the pig.  392 more words


Spring Fever

I admit I get a wee bit crazy at this time of year. Every year by the time March rolls around, we’ve usually had some great warm, spring like days and I start to dream about gardening. 560 more words

Queen Bee for Gridsters: Piggies!

I am the Queen Bee this month for the Gridsters Bee, and thought and thought and thought of what I could do.  I happened on this design while surfing the blogs, and something about it just made me smile.   1,782 more words

Quilt Bee

Mothers And Sisters

There were two more sows who were due to give birth last week – Bess and Bacon.  Both of them looked enormously pregnant.  Their swaying bellies nearly brushed the ground when they waddled to their food dishes.  295 more words