At the time of our visit she had a litter due for their iron injection so we were all given the chance to first catch and then inject a piglet.
This was an excellent course run with a very personal touch. There are only a few places on each course, I think there were about 7 or 8 of us the day we went. We met all Sarah's pigs and came away with a wealth of knowledge and some hands-on experience.
The Course only cemented what we already knew. We wanted to keep pigs. And we had fallen in love with Tamworths. But we already had our favourites sorted - Tamworths, Gloucester Old Spots & Berkshires. I recently added Oxford Sandy & Blacks to my list.
We spoke to our neighbours who were delighted with the idea and so we were off.
We applied for out CPH number.
We needed fencing, a gate and a hut. After a lot of research we happened upon a local timber merchant that we knew nothing about, but which everyone admitted knowing when we mentioned them. How frustrating.
One big lesson we learned is not to blindly trust B&Q. Now, B&Q are, we feel, all well and good for some things but once they have you under their roof and you realise that you can get everything you need in one place....well, you know the story.
"Hold on, I'll ring and find out."