Will the pigs = summer?

I am borrowing this title from a good friend of mine who said this on my Facebook page last night when I posted that at long last the search was over and we had finally sourced two pigs for our St Boswells co – operative.

I do hope my friend is right as not only do pigs love the sun I do too!  The pessimist in me is wondering if yet again we are in for another wet summer with no heat!  But the optimist in me which usually wins through hopes that this lack of heat in spring means that we are going to be rewarded with the sun in the next few months!

What ever the weather though it is great news that we have finally sourced our pigs for 2012!  Last year by this time we had been keeping them for three months and enjoying the caring for them with friends.  This year we started the conversation about sourcing pigs earlier but although we were better organised this year we had difficulty finding pigs to buy!

So my husband was delighted when my father in law finally noticed some pigs for sale in Haddington last weekend and yesterday the deal was done.  And the 2012 St Boswells co -operative is up and running!  We look after the pigs with two other families.  There are many benefits to doing so it shows the kids involved that it’s a team effort and more importantly it shows the kids where their meat comes from.  And the importance of looking after and caring for animals!  Plus the end result was the best gammon that I have ever tasted!

So I do hope my friend is right and that along with the arrival of the pigs summer is just around the corner!  But what ever the weather I look forward to pig rearing 2012 and the challenges and lessons that it will bring!  Lets hope though these pigs don’t try a Great Escape.- https://fionadranesblog.wordpress.com/2011/03/16/escaping-pigs/

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About fionadranesblog

40 plus mum of two married with a mad cocker spaniel. Along with two colleagues run Bright Light Marketing a rural marketing agency who specialise in getting rural businesss noticed. www.brightlightmarketing.co.uk. Live in St Boswells in the wonderful Scottish Borders. Love books, walking and living life to the full here in the Scottish Borders though its sometimes a juggle!
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