When I started on my self-sufficient journey, I would often fantasize about keeping pigs. But what did I know about pigs? Zilch! Not one to be deterred, I did lots of research, made lots of phone calls and eventually I got my pig herd licence and offically became a pig farmer.
Nowadays the freezer is full of the finest pork and bacon – you can’t beat it.
Our pigs live the life here – they are showered with love, fed delicious fruit and veg and while they don’t have an acre to forage in, they are a million times better off than factory reared animals. The day I bring them to the abattoir is a terrible terrible day – but that’s the price I pay for feeding my family with the highest quality meat from the garden. It certainly would be easier to pop into the supermarket and not give a thought about where the meat has come from. No, it might be difficult, but it’s the right thing to do..