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Pigs Keep You fit

Pigs Keep You fit

Hello Everyone,

We hope you are all very fit and well. Bob and I have been starting each day, this week, with an extra fitness session. …….

Our Organic Tamworth pigs have been earning their keep by clearing areas of our Pond Field. They have been eating weeds and any vegetables left behind after harvesting. The pigs live in the Well Field. Bob and I have been moving the pigs from the Well Field to the Pond Field by (I wish I could say walking) running them from their pen, through the field gate, along the Pond, over the growing area and into a portable pen. The pigs then munch away at whatever they find in the ground. At around five in the afternoon, we reverse the fit session and take the pigs back home, into the Well Field….another little jog! After catching our breath we feel much fitter.

We do have a fitness video….look on Instagram or Facebook….then see how fast and surprisingly agile our pigs are….amazing!

This Sunday coming the Tamworth Breeders Club are holding their annual AGM in the Shire. They will be visiting us after the meeting. It should be really interesting. We are hoping to gain ‘top tips’ from the committee members. At least we can say our Tamworth pigs are fit!

Our polytunnels are still pretty full. We are constantly tending the plants, to ensure they look good enough to eat. One of our biggest challenges is to ensure that we have organic vegetables throughout the whole year. Even though it is nearing the end of one growing season, we are filling our tunnels with beans, beetroot, spring onions, leaves, mustards, leeks, carrots, fennel, cauliflowers, broccoli, cabbages, spinach, rocket, sprouts, squash, onions, turnips, parsnips, kales and kohl rabi. All for the next autumn/winter season. Plus, we still have many tomatoes, cucumber, peppers, chilli, shallots, garlic, celery, swede, potatoes and summer brassicas from the summer season.

As we change from one season to the next, so our list of produce changes. Please check out the list to see any new produce.

Next week I am going to be telling you about our exciting plans and methods which we will be adopting as we go forward into the new growing season and the new year.

Till then, enjoy,