Archive | 16 August, 2008

Three-berry jam

Our soft fruit bushes and vines are still fruiting well, so I decided to make a batch of three-berry jam. While I started getting everything ready inside, the Other Half and the boys picked 750g of strawberries, 350g of tayberries and 900g of raspberries (a total of 2kg of fruit). I picked over the fruit, […]

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A difficult farrowing

Daisy, our best Berkshire sow, started farrowing this morning but ran into difficulties. Her contractions were weak, which meant the piglets were not being moved along the horns of the uterus fast enough nor was she able to deliver the piglets in one smooth push. I had to insert an arm and pull some of […]

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