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Windfalls for the Kune Kunes

 
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Pen Y Bryn



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Location: Dinas, Pwllheli, Gwynedd

PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:37 pm    Post subject: Windfalls for the Kune Kunes  Reply with quote

Well since my last posting, the Piggy trail, things are looking up. My wife and I harvested 200 Mangolds just before the frost came. They have been stored in plastic trays , each tray being covered with straw. I hope that helps them keep longer ?

Today I visited Bodgers apple orchard and he kindly said I could have the windfalls for the pigs. I filled two large sacks within an hour and he says I can go back for more.

I cant thank the forum and Bodger enough. I purchased some of his apple juice and its great.
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bodger



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its a pleasure Graham.
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Dave C



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Location: Last seen wondering the Teesdale Fells

PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your very lucky to have such a good neighbor Graham  


Are the Kune kunes destined for sausages or just pets?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They're pets Dave but early summer, Graham and myself may very well toddle off to Chelford market and get some more commercial type weaners. There are sometimes as many as ten weaners in a pen at the cattle market, so being able to split a load could suit both parties.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like a plan  

I'm getting some more OSB x Large white next year, can't wait.
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Pen Y Bryn



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 3:51 pm    Post subject: Windfalls for The Kune Kunes Reply with quote

When I got the two Kune Kunes I did intend to bring them on for meat. I was new to keeping pigs and soon discovered they were unsuitable. The sow was four years old and the boar a similar age and was castrated.

I have grown very attached to both pigs and they are now pets.

I am looking forward to next spring when I will accompany Bodger to the sales to buy weaners for bringing on for meat.

Each day I am learning more about pigs and am thoroughly enjoying it. The forum as been a great help.
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Dave C



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good luck with them pal
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I suspect you're doing Bodger good too
He must be missing having his pigs to check over, etc., and you've given him a bit of that back, and if he's talking of splitting a pen of weaners with you in the Spring, he's obviously planning too…..keeps folks active and awake and interested in things to be be busy and it's good to share knowledge.
I hope it all thrives for you.

I find the forum an interesting place; it's full of people who know the most amazing range of 'stuff', and they're helpful and happy to share too.

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