Our lovely sow, Brunhilde, gave birth on 21 December to 13 piglets.  She was 2 days earlier than we expected so we were so glad we'd finished building her farrowing area. Here's a sneak preview.  Come see them soon  

My how they’ve grown

Here are the 3 little pigs – little no longer.  Les has taken a shot of them drinking their morning milk.  Take at look at how easily 3 fitted around the saucepan when we got them and now, there’s not even space for two. These pigs are getting any excess milk from Sweetpea so we’re... Continue Reading →

New Dung Beetles

On Saturday morning after we’d had Sweetpea grazing on the driveway on Friday night, Les found a different type of dung beetle.   We’ve never seen a dung rolling beetle here before.  We think it is either Sisyphus Spinipes or Sisyphus Rubrus.  We’ll let you know once we’ve had it confirmed - we hope by the... Continue Reading →

Wessex Saddlebacks

Introducing Truffle, Proscuitto and Jamon We got them to work as “pigerators” digging up kikuyu and weeds, ploughing and fertilising the ground  for us to establish more vegie beds and then for making our own ham, bacon – we’ve got the cold smoker ready to go.  They do a lot of sleeping (evidently about 70%... Continue Reading →

Black Jersey House Cow

On Monday this week, while we were breakfasting with Pete, Silvia, Rob and Zuzana (who’d stayed with us for the heritage fruit weekend), Annette got a phone call from Jools: “Are you still looking for a house cow?” “Ummmm….” “Jenny has a black Jersey that’s just calved, it will be lovely” Well, these opportunities don’t... Continue Reading →

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