Monthly Archives: January 2012

The Large Blacks go for slaughter

The least enjoyable part of keeping pigs, but we  are confident that they have been happy and content every minute they have been on the farm.

We chose our slaughterhouse carefully and they will be dispatched humanely. After all this is one of the main reasons we are keeping pigs, and if we are going to eat meat it is important to come to terms with the fact of where it comes from. It is all to easy to go and buy packaged meat and not even consider that it was a living breathing animal!

This blog documents the whole cycle of Ipswich Pig Club so it would be wrong to gloss over this final stage.

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Moving the pen…

The two Large Blacks have turned their original pen into a lovely fertile mudbath, devoid of weeds. Time to move them onto the old carrot bed to get that cultivated in time for some spring planting: