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Fri Jun 05, 2015 5:25 pm

ina wrote: die dümmsten Bauern haben die dicksten Kartoffeln

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Fri Jul 24, 2015 6:14 am

I have decided to only drink beer in aluminium cans

In 30 years or so I should have quite a lot of ali to sell for my pension
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Mon Oct 26, 2015 6:33 am

This years bonhams. I actually got them early September but never got round to photographing them

This year I am going for low input feeding. They get 300g of bought ration, and as much swede as they like, plus what they can forage

This will reduce the cost of fattening them
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Wed Oct 28, 2015 10:29 am

The pigs and the turkeys are making fine foraging companions
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Fri Jan 01, 2016 12:33 am

Happy New Year

Here's to another great year
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Post: #286869 doofaloofa
Thu Mar 17, 2016 6:52 am

Got the artichokes in

2hrs rotorvating, 2hrs planting with the kids

The site wont let me upload a pic
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Thu Mar 17, 2016 7:08 am

doofaloofa wrote:This years bonhams. I actually got them early September but never got round to photographing them

This year I am going for low input feeding. They get 300g of bought ration, and as much swede as they like, plus what they can forage

This will reduce the cost of fattening them



The plan worked well

For a financial input of 200 euro we got 60 kg of meat = 3.33 euro/kg

Not bad compared to 21 euro/kg for organic pork
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Post: #286872 harðfiskur
Thu Mar 17, 2016 6:54 pm

do they cover just the family needs or do you manage do have some extra? Do you also have chicken?

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Post: #286873 doofaloofa
Fri Mar 18, 2016 8:40 am

At present we just fatten the two for ourselves, but I'm considering ramping up production to sell. There are several quite big free range meat processors in the area

We might even consider an organic symbol

We also buy in baby broilers for the freezer
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Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:39 pm

Normal transmission will be resumed...
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Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:23 am

have you still got that pink spade

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Post: #289431 doofaloofa
Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:49 am

Shovel

and it's racing red dammit!!!
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Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:01 am

Did you get lost?
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Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:20 am

We lost our internet service for a month due to 3 buying up O2 and dispensing with any masts that were doubled up

By the time we got service restored I had fallen out of the habit of being online and didn't bother getting back into it

Until now...
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Post: #289440 Odsox
Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:38 am

Welcome back Doofa.
Sorry to hear about your Internet problems, but on the upside I bet you got a lot more work done. :lol:
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