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Learning to Rear Pigs

Last week was an extremely busy one here.

Four chefs came on separate visits.

Cakes and cups ready for Hospice morning

We hosted a coffee morning for the local Hospice but the highlight (for us anyway) was the Pig Rearing Course on Saturday.

We had been toying with the idea of running such a course for almost a year!  The content had been worked upon, but we were not sure if people really did want to learn about keeping pigs!

Then there was that article in Country Living – and the response was phenomenal from people all over the country who wanted to learn about pigs.

So there we had it!  People did want to know, so there was no better time to schedule a course!

participants at pig rearing course

So last Saturday we had our first course.  Seven people travelled from various parts of the country to learn, and get up close to the pigs.

Alfie covered topics including housing, space/land, feeding, farrowing, fencing – well, he can and did talk for hours about his pigs! 🙂

Participants on pig rearing course

It was left to me to cook up lunch…. so I shared my 2 miracle dishes – feeding 10 people with one, yes ONE, pack of sausages!  Sausage and Chickpea Pot (which I must share with you all) and the now almost infamous Tomato and Sausage Pasta.  Both seemed to be a big hit!

At the end of the day, it is what the participants think and we think they enjoyed it…. here are some comments

Good weather good info good food what more would you want. Well done and thanks!

Thanks so much for a great day, me and dad learned loads from you both, you should write a book!

We’ve actually had such a huge interest that we have scheduled another course for Sunday, 6th November…. bookings are already coming in, so if you’d like to come along, you can book here!


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