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Category Archives: pigs
A perfect pig move! Well done to grower John and team: you are truly the “pig whisperers”. Get ready to order your side of Oak Tree Pork for collection towards the end of April… details soon!
We’ve got moving our pigs onto fresh ground every fortnight down to a fine art – almost! Moving the pigs regularly makes for healthy pigs and healthy soil. We’ve never needed to use antibiotics on our pigs as they are … Continue reading
An open letter to local supermarkets: Dear Sir or Madam, I’m getting in touch on behalf of The Oak Tree Low Carbon Farm on the edge of Ipswich. We are a not for profit social enterprise which offers a wide … Continue reading
Thank you to everyone who joined out annual guided farm tour yesterday, and welcome to our new members who signed up on the day! We are now inviting a strictly limited number of new members to join the farm Community … Continue reading
CSA member Filipa Fisher is a talented illustrator who has been spending some time painting farm animals recently. She has kindly allowed me to share these lovely pictures of our Gloucester Old Spot pigs – aren’t they beautiful!?
Comfrey is an amazing plant – its deep roots draw up minerals from the subsoil which can be used to provides nutrients for vegetables – we do it the easy way and just use it as a mulch. It was … Continue reading
It has been quite a week. The first week when all our flower share members received a bunch of early summer flowers… and of course our handsome new boys Forrest and Gump arrived from the Calf at Foot Dairy and … Continue reading
We’ve approached two big supermarkets to ask if they would donate their (legal) waste food for our pigs. The wonderful Pig Idea Campaign has been drawing attention to this utterly common-sense way of using food waste that is no longer … Continue reading
It is the (relatively!) quiet season at The Oak Tree, and Richard has been wanting to see the blue cock in Trafalgar Square for ages so The Pig Idea Feast today was the perfect excuse to go. The Pig Idea … Continue reading