Archive | 4 March, 2008

At last, another use for horseradish

Whenever I mention that we grow horseradish, people ask if there are any uses for it other than in horseradish sauce. Well, I can now safely say that there is indeed another use for horseradish—it can be used in fire alarms (video link). Japanese scientists have developed a way of using horseradish to alert people […]

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Difficulties getting pigs to slaughter

On top of all the paperwork hassles, I’m now having problems getting two Berkshire pigs booked in with Scotch Premier for slaughter next week. In the past, I’ve been able to call Scotch Premier, the nearest abattoir that takes pigs, eight to 10 days before the date, tell the receptionist how many pigs I want […]

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