Damsons in the Pigs' Orchard

General discussion on feeding, quantity, types, etc.
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biddydog
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Damsons in the Pigs' Orchard

Post by biddydog » Mon Sep 01, 2014 4:47 pm

This year is a great year for damsons. The problem is there are three damson trees in the pigs' orchard (two two-year old KKs). Should I celebrate and let them enjoy or worry about the stones and an excess of fruit.??? :(

The Rushbury Pig
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Re: Damsons in the Pigs' Orchard

Post by The Rushbury Pig » Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:40 pm

I currently have 9 pigs in an acre orchard which has lots of apples, pears, damsons and developing sloes. I have been shaking the trees as best I can to get some to drop early; in fact my husband has made me a long rod so i can reach branches to shake them :wink: I am doing this to try and spread the drop of fruit a little. I usually move them out when too much is dropping and then collect in buckets and give them amounts I can control. I'm not too sure how much is too much but I think you will instinctively know when enough is enough!!
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