our next venture

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Re: our next venture
« Reply #15 on: October 02, 2012, 17:41 »
Hi Grannie,
Hope you are keeping ok,
We are toying with the idea of a couple of lambs in Spring 2014, we are having our strips of land ploughed over, levelled and seeded with pasture grass, but won't be properly ready until 2014, so that is our plan.
Still having pigs aswell as they will be in wooded area.

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Re: our next venture
« Reply #16 on: October 03, 2012, 21:40 »
latest update from butcher,

135lbs sausages, :ohmy:
loads of lean bacon, :)
aswell as all the joints, :D

not bad from 3 Berkshires. :D

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Re: our next venture
« Reply #17 on: October 03, 2012, 21:43 »
So that'll be a fourth freezer you'll be getting on order then?!

Really well done   :D
I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days all attack me at once...

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Re: our next venture
« Reply #18 on: October 03, 2012, 21:51 »
it's definitely starting to look that way, seems we got alot more back per pig than we did first time, still don't believe that we got all our meat back from butcher we used last time, but can't prove it.
This time we got all offal back, last time we didn't get anything.

As they say,

"you live and learn, and learn by your mistakes".

We thoroughly enjoy doing it and that is what it's all about in the end. ;)

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Re: our next venture
« Reply #19 on: October 05, 2012, 13:12 »
here is a "very small" sample of what our pigs have given us, :)

196kg/430lb, approx, of nothing added, proper free range pork,  :ohmy:

Collecting bacon on Friday, and that is being dry cured, just like they used to do it. ;)

We have now decided to stay with Berkshires because we can't fault them. :)

These were approx 8 months old when they went.
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« Reply #20 on: October 05, 2012, 16:49 »
Ooooh looks yummy!

Yes, we are fine thanks.  Brian said he wishes we had a bit more ground, but please don't encourage him!!    ;) ;)

He's thinking of going into beekeeping now!   :lol: :lol:

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« Reply #21 on: October 06, 2012, 08:37 »
If it gets him out from under your feet - is there a problem?  ;) Perhaps you are looking for something more time intensive for him?    :D
All we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about (Charles Kingsley)

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Re: our next venture
« Reply #22 on: October 25, 2012, 18:56 »
Light at the end of the tunnel, taking some clearing.
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Re: our next venture
« Reply #23 on: October 26, 2012, 21:34 »
newbies
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« Reply #24 on: October 26, 2012, 21:42 »
enjoying Piggy Wood
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« Reply #25 on: October 26, 2012, 21:45 »
"What ya looking at?"
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« Reply #26 on: October 26, 2012, 21:49 »
Wow, how old are they?

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« Reply #27 on: October 26, 2012, 22:18 »
10 weeks old. GOS x Berkshire

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« Reply #28 on: October 27, 2012, 07:47 »
I think the "spot" part of their heritage is clearly to the fore!

Are they clearing all those spaces for you, or are you clearing them first?

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« Reply #29 on: October 28, 2012, 09:02 »
They're certainly enjoying themselves rooting around.
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