Category: free range

Saving Our Bacon

Things are in a state of change at the moment. We’ve recently had a good look at our direct selling and it is fairly obvious that, as we have been doing it, it really isn’t viable. It isn’t the best use of our time to continue as we have been …

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The Future is in Your Hands

Our biggest challenge on this direct meat selling adventure is spreading the word about what we are doing and the reasons why we are doing it. I completely underestimated how difficult this would be. So here we go, some reasons to buy our delicious pork, lamb and beef. Taste. I …

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The Blog of Many Beginnings

I started writing this blog post at the end of December. We’d finished another ordinary harvest and I was busting to go to the beach for a holiday (kindly supplied by very generous family members). To tell you the truth I’d had enough of home, work and everything attached to …

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Its Good to have Another Option

When we started selling our pork locally there was the odd person that had concerns that maybe we were drawing business from the local butchers. Every now and then another ‘whisper’ arises and it is something that I find very frustrating so it’s time to get a few facts and …

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The Breaking of the Piglet Drought

We’ve just come out of a long piglet drought. In mid-January one of our sows had 12 piglets. We thought that with the regular, scheduled stays with the boars that we would have been in for a litter a month. When these things are left to nature things don’t always …

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Would you like medication with your meat sir?

There is much said about over medication, of both people and farm animals. The industrialisation of farming has sent the amount of medication fed to stock through the roof. Instead of animals being treated when they are sick they are routinely fed medications as part of their daily ration. Being …

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