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Tuesday, March 31, 2009


I’m still trying to sort out our PigPass, this allows me to sell pork from the farm to the public – it’s a kind of Quality Assurance guarantee. It’s bread day and of course it’s an early morning drive into town. We had a little bit of misty rain when I left the house, but I don’t think it amounted to more then 0.2 – 0.5mm’s.

It’s time for the orphans to be exiled to the pig yard. One of the little dears has started jumping out of their box. I was making their weetbix last night when I got a real fright as she ran her wet nose up the back of my leg. So; maybe tonight there will be no animals in the barn/house.

The bushfire started by lightning in the State Forest to our west is still going. It’s a week since it started. Another broke out on Thursday about seven kilometres to our south west as well, but that fire has been out for a couple of days.

I nearly locked George in with the pigs this morning. The trouble maker pushes his way in to get a feed of bread in the morning and because it was dark I didn’t see him. I think he would have been quietly upset and rather put out if I had of left him there. I wonder if they would have eaten him???


Mad Bush Farm Crew said...

I hope that bush fire get put out and soon. As you guys need anymore of them - not. Hope you get your Pig Pass all sorted out and on leaving George in with the pigs - maybe they would have eaten him? I've seen pigs eat chickens alive before now - not nice.

Valley View said...

Hi MBFC, I noticed your helping out on Farmblogs, good luck with that. I feel a little bit responcible being the one who reccommended you to them in the first place. I've heard of pigs eating chickens, we havent lost any yet!

Mad Bush Farm Crew said...

Well I had a shock when I saw this Farm Blogs thingo appear on my Reader. So I went over and there was your recommendation. I'll say thank you rather than where's the brick bat. Pigs do eat live chickens. If I ever get any pigs I'll keep the chickens here well away. I like pigs great animals and they taste nice as well.