Three Little Pigs

By the end of May we’re usually feeling strong enough to start thinking about getting piglets again, ready for a summer and autumn of fattening. This year we returned to Andrew Tuck, our usual supplier, to find he had only three available, unless we wanted to wait. We didn’t, and these three have moved in […]

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Great Cottage Breakfast

Sometimes the only way to start the week is with a massive fry up. We wanted to eat a full English breakfast that had been entirely produced at home – but in the interests of health we let some shop-bought mushrooms sneak in. That will keep heart attacks at bay, surely. First up the bacon […]

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Butchering the pigs

We’ve spent the weekend processing pork. On Friday we picked up the three pig carcasses from the abbatoir, Broomhalls in Eastington. They fitted snugly into the boot of the car, and while perfectly legal, it’s always a relief not to be stopped by the police with that kind of cargo on board. Here they are […]

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