Breeding pedigree Gloucester Old Spot pigs since 2002

Still very hot and sunny

Still very hot and sunny
A quiet but busy few weeks. Spring cleaning apparently takes place in August on this farm! Things have been scrubbed, disinfected, decluttered and organized both inside and outside. The hot, sunny weather continued so there was still daily watering of both the pigs and their wallows and the vegetable garden. There was also the picking of vast quant...
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Spring means cleaning

Spring means cleaning
Well, the weather calmed back down so I got on with fence painting and outdoor repairs and scrubbing arks and sowing vegetable seeds and pruning. And then I started on indoor spring cleaning including shredding and burning old paperwork. I do love a good bonfire! And I made a lot of greengage cake. There is nothing like tea and cake after a day of ...
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Happy New Year and Squelchy!

Happy New Year and Squelchy!
Much activity in the farmyard this month with mucking-out barrows, pitchforks and straw. It's a good way to keep fit. The cattle barn has distinctive sections for where the cows eat and where they lie down. The area around the hay rack gets mucked out every two days, by hand. Very artisanal! The lying area has new straw added to it every few days. ...
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