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Pigs away!RSS feed

Posted: Wednesday 24 September, 2008

by Rosemary at 9:35pm in Pigs No comments Add your own

Well, the pigs went off yesterday without incident. We set up a race from the pen to the trailer - it was a bit Heath Robinson, comprising sheep hurdles, bits of shed, a patio table and a couple of hen houses - but it worked.

Pig race

The three pigs loaded like a dream - followed the bucket then got the scent of the sliced apples hidden in the straw in the trailer and in they popped.When I left for work, they were asleep in the trailer. Dan said they were a bit reluctant to come out at the other end but all went pretty well. We'll get them back from the butcher on 4th October, jointed, cured and minced.

If it stays dryish, we'll get the pig pens resown at the weekend, fences repaired, hut cleaned out and maybe painted - ready for next year. I've cleaned the snak-a-ball already.

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