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Eastling

  • Joined Oct 2010
Hi from Kent
« on: October 08, 2010, 11:23:43 am »
Hi from Kent.

 We has just moved here from Sussex and are busy getting an area ready for our first pigs. Would like to meet/contact local people as we don;t know anyone in this area.

Jackie
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Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Hi from Kent
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2010, 04:14:11 pm »
Hi and welcome from Carnoustie  ;D

You'll meet likeminded folk soon - also see if there is a local smallholders association.

Eastling

  • Joined Oct 2010
Re: Hi from Kent
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2010, 08:30:48 pm »
Thanks will look into that. Will probably be on here picking peoples brains once we get our pigs :)
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LeonardCottage

  • Joined Oct 2010
  • Lincolnshire
    • Leonard Cottage
Re: Hi from Kent
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2010, 10:42:10 pm »
Hi.  Do you know what pigs you're getting yet?  We kept pigs for the first time this year and got them back from the butcher on Tuesday.  I've never tasted anything quote like it.  Marvelous!

Good luck finding a local smallholder's club.

Regards
Jason & Fiona
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http://www.leonardcottage.co.uk

Eastling

  • Joined Oct 2010
Re: Hi from Kent
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2010, 12:16:31 am »
we were thinking of gos or saddlebacks for our first pigs. What breed did you have?

Kind regards

Jackie
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Frieslandfilly

  • Joined Apr 2009
Re: Hi from Kent
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2010, 07:55:51 am »
Hello and welcome, we also had our first pigs this year, have been eating them for a couple of weeks (yummy) we have a couple of Gloucester Old Spots boars, they were easy to handle and friendly.

morri2

  • Joined Jun 2008
Re: Hi from Kent
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2010, 09:13:01 am »
Hiya! We're not in your area, we're in Wales, but welcome to the site! 

Eastling

  • Joined Oct 2010
Re: Hi from Kent
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2010, 04:54:48 pm »
Thanks for the welcome. Quite fancy GoS  but have not seen any breeders close to us yet. We have been talking to someone today that says there is a saddleback breeder quite close to us, so will have to go and have a look ;D but still need to finish the pig area.
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ballingall

  • Joined Sep 2008
  • Avonbridge, Falkirk
Re: Hi from Kent
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2010, 06:40:50 pm »
Hello and welcome

 :)

Beth

Daisys Mum

  • Joined May 2009
  • Scottish Borders
Re: Hi from Kent
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2010, 09:38:54 pm »

Hi and welcome from the Scottish Borders, I have had 2 lots of Saddlebacks and they were great but I must say I am finding my Oxford Sandy and Blacks are even more laid back. I can even be a little late with their feeds and they have not trashed the electric fence like the Saddlebacks did, I am sure that they could tell the time  :D
Anne

Eastling

  • Joined Oct 2010
Re: Hi from Kent
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2010, 10:11:35 pm »
lol they are pretty looking pigs and sure butter wouldn't melt
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LeonardCottage

  • Joined Oct 2010
  • Lincolnshire
    • Leonard Cottage
Re: Hi from Kent
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2010, 08:59:15 pm »
Our first pigs were crosses from a Large Black boar and a Welsh sow.  They put on weight well and taste great.  As to their behaviour: one was excellent, the other was a bit nippy from day one and stayed that way!  They made an excellent job of rotavating their field ready for sowing some broad beans throughout October / November.
Jason & Fiona
Leonard Cottage
http://www.leonardcottage.co.uk

Hilarysmum

  • Joined Oct 2007
Re: Hi from Kent
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2010, 09:15:48 am »
Hi welcome from Brittany, too far to be of assistance enjoy your pigs.

Sylvia

  • Joined Aug 2009
Re: Hi from Kent
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2010, 10:11:12 am »
Hello, I lived for a while in Kent when I was eleven-twelve, in Walmer. Are you anywhere near there?

Eastling

  • Joined Oct 2010
Re: Hi from Kent
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2010, 01:11:05 pm »
Hi We are 4 miles from Dover in a place called Waldershare, sorry haven't been here long enough to get to know the area that well.
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