Pork Chops From The Blue Pig Company

Preparation Cooked in roasting tin for 45 minutes in a hot aga. Cooked in own juices. Browned the chops on both sides. Served with mashed potatoes, carrots and gravy. Verdict Browned well Moist Tender Succulent Flavoursome Excellent meaty taste Crackling on chops without having to prepare for crackling! Comments My husband commented after the first mouthful, … Read more

The Blue Pig Company

The Blue Pig Company is a family run business set up in 2004 by Andrew and Anthony Bradley. They breed and rear outdoor Gloucester Old Spot pigs on their farm in Settle to produce a range of traditional free range pork products. In the Summer of 2004, the brothers bought six Gloucester Old Spot piglets, … Read more

National Chip Week In The UK 2007

National Chip Week has been held this week (12th-18th February 2007) in the UK. Events have included; · Trying to set 5 different chip records in the Guiness Book Of Records. · 800 chip shops across the country promoting chips. · Creating positive press for chips with many articles and adverts being written and shown in magazines and … Read more

How To Test If An Egg Is Fresh

There are two ways to check if an egg is fresh. 1. A fresh egg is heavy because none of it’s moisture has evaporated through the shell, so if you put a fresh egg in a bowl of water it will sink to the bottom. A less fresh egg will rise in the water because of … Read more

Duchy Originals Garden Organic For Schools Website Is A Great Resource

Duchy Originals Garden Organic For Schools website is an excellent resource for teachers and schools running their own gardening clubs. The website includes lots of useful information, facts, advice and resources for teachers relating to vegetable gardening and shows how vegetable gardening activities can easily fit into the national curriculum. The website can also be used by children … Read more

Cattle and Guinea Fowl Do Not Mix!

Cattle and guinea fowl do not really mix well together. I first realised this last year when my housework was interrupted by an awful lot of squawking. Picture the scene….. Farmer’s wife with feather duster in hand, poised and ready to dust, when suddenly the tranquil calm was disturbed by the machine gunner noise of … Read more

Farmyard Sounds – The Answers

Here are the answers to the farmingfriends farmyard sounds. Farmyard Sound 1 = female guinea fowl call. Farmyard Sound 2 = pigs grunting and squealing. Farmyard Sound 3 = pigs eating. Farmyard Sound 4 = sugarbeet loading into trailer. Farmyard Sound 5 = harvesting sugarbeet. Farmyard Sound 6 = tractor ploughing field. Farmyard Sound 7 = silage feeder. Farmyard Sound 8 … Read more

Gulliver Geese – A Website Review

Gulliver Geese are specialist goose breeders based in Norfolk. They have over 20 years experience of breeding geese and hatching goslings. It is interesting to hear how Gulliver Geese first got started with geese, I’ll just say it started with film stars! Gulliver Geese produce; Day old goslings that are available from April to August … Read more

Pork & Apple Sausages From The Blue Pig Company

Preparation Cooked in roasting tin for 30 minutes in a hot aga with a little water in the bottom of the tin. Served with mashed potatoes, peas and onion gravy. Verdict No fat came out when cooked. The hint of apple flavour made the sausages tasty. Addition of apple to sausages provided a sweet flavour. … Read more

Incubating Egyptian Goose Eggs

Incubation Period The incubation period for Egyptian Goose eggs is 35 days. Incubation Temperature The temperature in the incubator for Egyptian Goose eggs is 99.5 degrees fahrenheit. Humidity Levels The humidity level (wet bulb thermometer) for Egyptian Goose eggs is 86-88 degrees fahrenheit. Final Day Of Egg Rotation The final day of egg rotation for Egyptian Goose eggs is day 32. Please note … Read more