relocated to hitchin

We have relocated most of the herd now to Hitchin and have started to send porkers to the abattoir. The first to go are the Iron Age, a very tasty breed according to comments back from the chef…. So back on to the herd, all the porkers are coming along nicely. I’ll soon start going…

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Electric fence packs in!

Came home to find pigs roaming around on the lawn and electric fencing had packed up… So with a torch in hand I got some food out to help get them all in. Once I’d got them down by the arks I went about some emergency patching on the fence where they had got out….

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GOS move back home

So I’ve moved 8 pedigree Gloucester Old Spots back home into the back garden and moved the chooks as well… The pigs have already done a good job clearing the nettles and the veg patch. There are still damsons on the tree for them to munch on. Spent the morning cleaning out all the pig arcs as…

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Bee’s on the move!

I’ve moved the two bee hives we had in our garden to my bee buddy’s house – Thanks Margaret! This is to make way for the pigs who will be moving back in soon… getting ready to open up hive entace winer feed going in grass over entance so bee oriantat on way out bee…

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Fencing for Gisele and babes

Our Iron Age piglets Gisele gets a new outdoor pen as she bull-dosed the other gates – one of the piglets managed to push through the bottom of the netting, luckily we heard the squeals and arrived to the rescue – little Houdini! They’ll stay in here with Mum until they’re 8 weeks old and…

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Our first honey harvest…

Nasty wasps robbed our hives, but we still managed to collect some delicious honey. Was definitely worth all the effort – delicious! Bees building the honeycomb on frames Bee coming in to land! Queen excluder – this is a shield to keep the Queen in the brood box, which stops her from laying eggs in…

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Our new blog!

Follow us on our journey through the seasons on our smallholding – we’ll share the successes, antics and sometimes disasters of our rural pursuits… We hope you enjoy and look forward to your feedback.                Andre, Jane and Santiago x

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