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  1. Congratulations to you both and baby Joe wonderful news and pleased you are all doing well Exactly the same weight as my first Lisa P
  2. That's excellent news, congratulations Liz We are all very pleased for you, including Lizzie and George Lisa
  3. Fingers, toes, everything crossed for you and on a practical note, if you need somewhere to stay when you attend the interview, we're only about 25/30 mins drive from the Botanic Gardens, just let me know Lisa P
  4. I am so sorry for your loss, best wishes and hugs to you and your family. Lisa P
  5. A lovely present and at least you won't be getting into any trouble Lisa P
  6. Oh my goodness, such suspense, how exciting Lisa P
  7. Wow, congratulations, that's wonderful news Lisa P
  8. Oh Emma, I don't know what to say, I am so so sorry Lisa P
  9. Lovely message Freddie Merry Christmas to everyone Lisa P
  10. Congratulations March will be here before you know it. Lisa P
  11. I am so sorry for your loss, what a terrible shock for you. Lisa P
  12. They do the butchering there too, if you want them to. Neil is very helpful and will do what you request but will offer suggestions too - he certainly knows his stuff. He is also quite happy for you to go and visit before you book and that is what we did, to be honest we didn't have a clue and he talked us through the whole process. You do need to book quite well in advance, he booked us in when we went to visit 7 weeks before. I think the fact that he is very busy is a good sign Lisa
  13. Lesley, don't envisage eating meat again but who knows, never envisaged myself raising pigs either It is a very satisfying feeling though, now that we've done it The abattoirs do sound similar, small and friendly, ours even reversed the trailer for us because OH isn't totally au fait with it yet
  14. We would love to pop over and meet Frankie and the girls and you of course When is Frankie arriving? He sounds very sweet, all cute and squishy We will going back to the abattoir in a couple of weeks to collect the bacon, waiting for a call to find out exactly when but maybe we could pop over then if convenient. We had to move our girls area several times, they did plough but where they have been has grown back much healthier looking and a totally different colour to the rest of the field. I don't want cows either, I find them mildly terrifying Lisa
  15. Ooh yes please Emma, top of your list for piglets if you have any spare, would definitely have to be given names though We used the abattoir in Tregaron, so just down the road from you. It was obviously our first experience of using one but we are happy with it, it is a small set up and Neil who runs it is very nice. You are actually booked in with an appointment and the animals are handled with compassion. Yes I am veggie and Neil (at the abattoir) was a little taken aback at first but I explained that I had taken care with raising the pigs and I wanted their departure to be handled with care too and he was with that. Although both myself and DD are veggie, OH and 3 sons are not and I am used to cooking meat and fish for them and to know where it has come from is brilliant We also have 4 table birds that we're currently raising, un-named and living in a separate eglu, another first for us Lisa
  16. Ooh exciting, the news about Frankie I mean, not what type of animal Lewis might turn up with Love to see pics when you get him, I've just posted on my piggy thread that I'd love some kune kune's as pets. Lisa P
  17. Thank you for your replies It's actually been a strange few days with emotions a bit up and down, we did cope with it better than anticipated possibly because we were not quite so enamoured with them by the time we had managed to get them in the trailer, more just relieved that we had and hadn't missed our "appointment" I'm still missing them at the moment, although to be honest with the current vile weather we're having here I'm also relieved OH was the one who suddenly declared on Friday that he wasn't sure he could go through with it again this was a bit of a shock as this was always part and parcel of the whole plan of moving to a smallholding Anyway turns out that whilst sitting in a traffic jam on the M4 Thursday morning, he'd actually started thinking about them and realised that he missed them too and just wasn't entirely sure how he felt for a while he just needed a little time to get his head around it I think The abattoir did the butchery for us this time although it is something we'd like to learn how to do ourselves. We have a variety of cuts, joints and sausages of various flavours and we'll be collecting the bacon in a couple of weeks. We also have a big bag of mince so that we can make some of our own sausages, in fact OH and our two youngest boys have already had a go Apparently the sausages, both professional and homemade and the chops they've had so far, are absolutely out of this world Just the same as not being able to go back to shop bought eggs once you've got chickens, they'll be no shop bought sausages any more Of course being vegetarian I can only take their word for it We were very clear too that these pigs were not pets and were simply called Pig 1 and Pig 2 and the next ones will be Pig 3 and Pig 4 and so on. I would love to get some kune kunes, for me to keep as pets. Debs, don't know if there will be any 'spare' at the moment but will certainly let you know if there is Lisa P
  18. Our first two pigs, who we got as weaners back in July, went on their final journey yesterday. It wasn't as bad taking them as OH and I had worried it would be but it does feel strange without them here now a part of me is relieved as I was finding them increasingly more challenging to look after, they were lovely friendly pigs who were just totally unaware of their size and strength and this was always the plan for them. We'll be going back to collect them, so to speak tomorrow. Lisa P
  19. Excellent news, very pleased for you. Lisa P
  20. Excellent news there's nothing better than being in your own home and sleeping in your own bed and nothing like it to help toward a speedy recovery Continued HUGS and best wishes for you both because you can never have too many Lisa P
  21. More hugs from here too, you can never have too many Hope you start feeling better soon and best wishes for a speedy full recovery. Lisa P
  22. Total disbelief when we heard about it on the local news here, actually I read about it on the BBC local news site first before it was mentioned on TV. We can't comprehend why someone would do that Most of OHs aunts and uncles live in Cardiff. Lisa P
  23. So glad to see your update and that Rosie has had her ear op and the catheter removed, as someone who has been on the receiving end of a catheter once or twice, I know what a relief it is to have it gone As Space Chick has said I was with her yesterday morning and commented that I'd always got the feeling from your posts that Rosie is a lovely, positive girl and Space Chick replied "oh she is, and some!" So pleased she is well on her way to recovery and hugs and best wishes for it to continue so positively. Lisa P
  24. Thank you for the updates, so glad to hear that she is already making progress, I keep logging in just to find out - I think it's a Mum thing Lisa P
  25. Only just seen this and so sorry to hear what has happened. Best wishes to all of you, will be thinking of you. Lisa P

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