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Ian

  • Joined Mar 2009
Hi from Wicklow, Ireland
« on: March 10, 2009, 12:46:59 am »

Hello All,

Spent most of this evening reading through the site and these forums.  Lots of great knowledge and advice on here.  Hoping to soak up much of this and maybe give some help back wherever I can. 

Cheers,
Ian

sausagesandcash

  • Joined Jan 2009
  • UK
    • IrishHandcraft
Re: Hi from Wicklow, Ireland
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2009, 12:56:31 am »
Hi Ian , from theTamworth pig  breeders in Co. Cavan. Best of luck in your endeavours! If you need any help give us a shout @ morganconnell@hotmail.com

Morgan

Ian

  • Joined Mar 2009
Re: Hi from Wicklow, Ireland
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2009, 01:27:37 am »

Hey Morgan,

I've been thinking about tamworths for a while actually as I've about a half acre of mainly tough scutch grass (couch grass?) to tackle.  Thought they'd save me a wee bit of back ache!  But I think any pigs will be next year as I couldn't give them enough of my time at present.. :(

cheers for the friendly welcome!

Ian

sausagesandcash

  • Joined Jan 2009
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Re: Hi from Wicklow, Ireland
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2009, 03:58:53 am »
The Tammies would devour it! My fondness for them comes from their Irish lineage. Everyone says they are the escapologist of pigs, but we've found them rather easy (bar day one! to train to the electric fence). The kids just can't get enough of them, as they have wonderful personalities. We're biased, I suppose, but we just lov'em!


Morgan  :bouquet:

suomi

  • Joined Nov 2008
Re: Hi from Wicklow, Ireland
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2009, 04:08:02 pm »
Hi Ian and welcome.. :)
sending you snowy greetings from Finland :)     where in wicklow are you?    I lived in  ireland for over 15 years,  and spent most my weekends in the wicklow hills and a lot of time in glengalough staying with friends.
Have to admit I do miss the hills....its quite flat here, but oh so beautiful.   we have about 33 acres its mixed field and forest, right now we have 8 sheep and 23 chickens and are growing most of our own veg, there lots of work to do rstoring teh old barn and general up keep..but its fun :) :) :)
look forward to hearing how you are doing..

Hilarysmum

  • Joined Oct 2007
Re: Hi from Wicklow, Ireland
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2009, 07:18:52 pm »
Hi welcome, tamworth pigs are the greatest ground clearers.

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Hi from Wicklow, Ireland
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2009, 08:12:03 pm »
Hi and welcome.

Ian

  • Joined Mar 2009
Re: Hi from Wicklow, Ireland
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2009, 01:57:46 am »

Hey, thanks for the welcome posts.

Suomi, I live just 15 minutes drive from Glendalough.  It's beautiful part of the world to be in though I've only got half an acre to call my own.  Not sure what I'd do with 33 acres! :)
I'm growing a small selection of vegetables at the moment but I'm hoping that later in the year when I have more time I will get some hens, followed by two pigs next year (tammies by the sound of things!).
Hope the barn restoration goes well, keep us updated!

Cheers,
Ian


doganjo

  • Joined Aug 2012
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Re: Hi from Wicklow, Ireland
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2009, 05:11:27 pm »
Is half an acre enough for two pigs?
Always have been, always will be, a WYSIWYG - black is black, white is white - no grey in my life! But I'm mellowing in my old age

Hilarysmum

  • Joined Oct 2007
Re: Hi from Wicklow, Ireland
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2009, 06:58:32 pm »
Best divided into two rest half at a time.  Well fed pigs will be fine.

 

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