Friday, 19 March 2010

Spoilt Pigs

Fortnum and Mason Cognac Orange Marmalade on chunky doorstep slices of bread. Dipping into the pigs afternoon snack for a tasty bit of pear yesterday, as I strolled over to the barn, I came to the realisation that they are eating as well as us.
Bananas, avocados, apples and pears....Betty's favourite.

At the moment, as we have been unable to find a nearby greengrocers (we have no 'nearby' shops) that will give us unsold and unusable fruit and veggies, so I have been buying cheap packs of the same from the a large supermarket (yes, we did have a word with the manager there, and no, they "are not allowed" to donate unsold fruit and veg to anyone "it could cause foot and mouth disease you know"!! Instead they have been told 'by head office' to throw it in the bin.

Topped off with marmalade on bread.......oooh yummy!
Hopefully thanks to our extensive veggie planting programme we will be in a better position next year to feed our pigs the veggies of their dreams for minimal cost to us. In the meantime however, I will continue to snack on their food and it does mean that the fridges are always full of a most delightful array of tempting fruit and veggies and Mr Cadbury is seeing much less of my pennies at the sweetie shop.
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(FYI - the marmalade was seriously out of date and the bread was a few days old so don't panic too much..........however the pear was delicious!)
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I'll be back on Monday, I have a busy two days coming up so will not be able to post, have a lovely weekend.
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Sue xx

8 comments:

  1. Good to catch up with you Sue. have a lovely weekend xx

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  2. The supermarket manager is 'right' - it's against an EU directive to use commercial food waste to feed pigs, even stuff from a vegetarian restaurant!

    That's progress : (

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  3. I know he is Max....it's just so annoying seeing fruit and veg go into a bin. I'll be so pleased when we have all our own home grown things for them.

    Sue xx

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  4. How funny! I remember my grandmother spoiling her pigs too!

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  5. Its shameful how much 'has to be' thrown away, such a waste and clear signs that common sense is departing from our lives.

    Piggy heaven though! I'd be quite happy with that snack myself, love marmalade!

    Have a good weekend Sue
    Sarah x

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  6. Doesn't this make you feel like going Freegan? Honest the stupid laws make me feel like raiding bins and things!
    We buy cheap bread from our local supermarket at the knock down price of 5p and 10p at 9pm at night. I have a freezer full at the moment and all for our dogs.
    You should see the teenagers faces who hang around outside when I wheel a trolley load of bread out- they must think i am a right scrounger LOL.

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