Category: Pork

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 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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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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Grain Fed or Not Grain Fed

I’ve had some queries on what our stock are fed. While our stock are very free range we cannot and will not say that they are 100% pasture fed.  None of our stock is solely pasture fed all year round. In areas with our rainfall there isn’t pasture in sufficient …

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Beef, Pork & Lamb

Well, the first ‘real’ delivery month has been and gone. We had our first orders through the website and payments through Paypal. I felt as excited as a kid receiving a long awaited treat when those Paypal emails popped up, almost a little teary (I hope that is normal). Actual …

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