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brewer66



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:23 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote

I got two duck eggs yesterday from 20 ducks, 9 hen eggs from about 48 chickens and no goose eggs since the end of May but they are all eating plenty.  
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Dave C



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When mine stop I will be dropping them onto mainly wheat, it's a lot cheaper.
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brewer66



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Killed 6 LS cocks today.
I just took the leg, thigh and breast meat.
I always feel it's wasteful, I like to make soup or stock from the carcase and giblets and the dogs get a feed as well, but I hadn't time to pluck and dress them.
I still put 16 lbs of skinless meat in the freezer. They were big boys.    
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

 
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2016 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They sound delicious  
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 6:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a busy time for our household , after being away for 4  weeks on holiday ( visiting our daughter in Australia ) we are now trying to plough our way through loads of produce , the first project will have to be jam making , just so we can get some more space in the freezer , last night we went through our boxs of apples , and packed away a good few , Apple pies are on order for today , so my family will be finding Dad turning up with a few goodies over the next  week.  next week i have 5 cocks that were always destined for the pot fortunately my mate who works in the fish industry is sound for a bit wheeling and dealing , interesting times , and im sitting playing on the internet ?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spent most of today, in between the routine jobs, making sausage and burgers with some of the pork from our 6 pigs.
We've made gluten free Lincolnshire sausage and burgers (Jean is celiac) and "ordinary" traditional pork and pork and apple sausage.
I love proper, home made sausage.
 
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Mo



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ooh! I like this thread

Tomorrow we shall be having a leg of lamb - not that we reared but which we received by bartering our own reared pork with a local farmer .

We exchanged pig for a lamb.
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Dave C



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice, tomorrow we will be having Lamb as well.
I helped the farmer over the field put up his barn.

It was a days labour for half a lamb  
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2016 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roast pork tomorrow, some of our own Oxford Sandy & Black.
It really is excellent flavoured meat.      
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Christmas day was roast beef,ham and corned silverside from us. Potatoes, tomatoes and peas from Joanne's. Salad, chicken from Darren's. So not bad.
We are not allowed to grow peas here in the Wairarapa for 2 years as a wevel was found in seed that came here.
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Mo



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dave C wrote:
Nice, tomorrow we will be having Lamb as well.
I helped the farmer over the field put up his barn.

It was a days labour for half a lamb


Good innit?

We also got some lamb for loaning out our trailer - and a load of logs for the same thing
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Dave C



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

brewer66 wrote:
Roast pork tomorrow, some of our own Oxford Sandy & Black.
It really is excellent flavoured meat.


My mouth is watering  
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Dave C



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sod wrote:
Christmas day was roast beef,ham and corned silverside from us. Potatoes, tomatoes and peas from Joanne's. Salad, chicken from Darren's. So not bad.
We are not allowed to grow peas here in the Wairarapa for 2 years as a wevel was found in seed that came here.


Good job sod  

And interesting about the peas.
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Dave C



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mo wrote:
Dave C wrote:
Nice, tomorrow we will be having Lamb as well.
I helped the farmer over the field put up his barn.

It was a days labour for half a lamb


Good innit?

We also got some lamb for loaning out our trailer - and a load of logs for the same thing


Yeah Mo, I also love a good Barter  

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