Pig Keepers Cut

Dec 8, 2016 by

  When you kill a pig and are lucky enough to get everything back from your butcher you should have included shanks and hocks....

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My Little Milly

Oct 28, 2016 by

This evening last week I was going crazy looking for you. In and out calling your name. The last time I saw you, you were skulking...

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Jun 28, 2016 by

Just over 10 months ago I acquired an unusual pet. It wasn’t intentional but now I can’t imagine life without her. Honky...

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The Circle is Closed

May 11, 2016 by

L to R Quacks, Stumpy, Red lad and The Bullied One The circle of life. It closed on Monday. The Kells 12 who became the Kells 11 and...

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What is a Farm?

Apr 6, 2016 by

It seems a strange question. But. What is a farm? Recently the word farm has been hijacked by the big multi national supermarkets in...

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Smallholders of Ireland

Apr 4, 2016 by

Back a couple of years ago I curated the Smallholders UK Twitter account. At the time I had no pigs as they had gone to slaughter but...

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Chicken Tagine

Feb 9, 2016 by

This is a lovely summer dish which can be adapted to a winter warmer easily. The key is to use the best chicken you can find....

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Marscapone Leek and Walnut Can...

Jan 14, 2016 by

Being a vegetarian and eating out must be such a bore. Very often it’s really hard to get much more than a stir fry or a...

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Instagramming 2015

Dec 30, 2015 by

Instagram. In the beginning I didn’t get it. I found it intensely frustrating having to click on photos and wait for them to...

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Weekend in Manchester

Dec 18, 2015 by

Stunning views of the city from Cloud 23 I spent a recent weekend in Manchester. Probably not the best time of year to visit any city...

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Pumpkin Lunch at Virginia Park...

Oct 18, 2015 by

Facing Lough Ramor  Virginia Park Lodge originally the shooting, hunting, fishing lodge of the Marquis of Headfort and in...

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World Animal Week

Oct 5, 2015 by

This week from the 4th to the 10th of October is World Animal Week. Last week I shared several posts from an animal sanctuary based...

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Honky Needs a Job

Sep 30, 2015 by

entente cordiale with the dogs Honky Tonk is a 5 week old piglet who was rejected by her mother at birth. She then developed scour...

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Ten and Honky Tonk

Sep 23, 2015 by

The Kells 12 are one month old today. The 12 are now sadly 11. Well 10 and Honky Tonk. (When my mother was a child her uncle when...

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What They Say

Sep 6, 2015 by

Courtesy of Marie McKenna They said it couldn’t be done. When I was a child my mother met my teacher in the local supermarket....

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Pig Tales

Aug 31, 2015 by

Trying to squish into a dog bed in my sitting room This day last week all hell broke loose. I had three pigs booked in to my local...

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