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Feeding time, again

Feeding time for the pigs becomes more of a circus with each day that passes. The deer are becoming bolder and more numerous, and seem more concerned about the reaction of the pigs than os us. But it doesn’t stop … Continue reading

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Freedom!

I let the pigs out of their pen this morning. They had escaped twice and returned both times so it seems that it is time to make it official and to help that food and warm bed will be enough … Continue reading

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Saddlebacks

What do you do when you are in the middle of both lambing and calving? It’s obvious really. You add a few piglets to the mix. Yesterday we drove up to croft by Rogart and picked up four weaners to … Continue reading

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In charge for a week

On two occasions over the past ten years I have declared that I have retired. Fortunately on both occasions I was lying, at least to myself; I suspect everyone else knew it full well. What I was actually doing was … Continue reading

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Free range pigs

The pigs are now old enough to be allowed to roam free; free at least within about 500 acres. They seem to enjoy it and are doing well, though they are sometimes a challenge to find. I think they meet … Continue reading

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Tamworth Pigs back at Croick

  This years four Tamworth piglets arrived safely from Staffordshire the other day, travelling very quietly in the back of my car. They are doing well and growing daily and should be ready to have the freedom of the place, … Continue reading

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Happy Tamworths

Our Tamworth pigs arrived from Staffordshire in late May, at about 8 weeks old. Since then I am pleased to say that they have adapted well to their new environment and seem to love all the space they have to … Continue reading

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