Archive of January 2009 Articles

Pig Moving Day

25th January 2009 | Southlands Farm News | No Comments

The pigs that “don’t rootle” have made such a thorough job of rotovating their bit of the field that we had to give them something new to go at. To this end we fenced one of the young tree plantings on the farm, it’s really very picturesque being on a hillside with a belt of ... Read the full post

As if three dogs weren’t enough we now have a fourth!

19th January 2009 | Dee's Diary | 2 Comments

When Charles and I went to collect Grindle the Dexter bull from Suffolk we detoured to Shropshire (I know my geography has never been good!). The reason for the detour was that I had been in touch with a lovely man Damon who bred Sporting Lucas Terriers and he let it slip that his bitch ... Read the full post

Poppy & Ruby find a man……

19th January 2009 | Dee's Diary | No Comments

Poppy and Ruby our two Kune Kune pigs have been with us for just over a year and an executive decision was made that a husband had to be found! I searched the Kune Kune society for Boars but they were all a long way off to take for a quick romance and the stud ... Read the full post

Barrel burning- New Year in Allendale

2nd January 2009 | Events, places to go & things to do. | No Comments

Having sent people off to this marvellous spectacle but never been ourselves, we thought we had better give it a go. It was a crispy, cold, clear night with a spectacular haw frost, we followed the trail of lights heading south up the valley to Allendale. We had to park on the road side about ... Read the full post



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