|All that waste!|
|And yet more waste.|
Our pigs are certainly enjoying their very varied diet,
Mixed leaf salads from Spain, clearly we cant grow salad crops in Ireland, Mange tout peas, French beans from Kenya, both of which grow extremely well here, Raspberries, Bananas Blueberries, Passion fruit from Colombia, ready prepared fruit salads, bags of apples, amongst other things, far too numerous to name, all imported, and just about everything in plastic containers.
|Perfectly good food, still in date.|
The fact that these shops can afford to dump perfectly good food and still keep their shareholders happy rather shows just how cheap these things are bought for, after all, supermarkets are there to make money. I just wonder how much the producers receive, barely a living wage, maybe enough to feed their family's, and for us to waste it is in my opinion a crime, but many people do not care where the food has come from or how it is produced as long as it's cheap, yet I often hear comments of how expensive food is now, clearly not enough thought is given to where all these goodies have come from and just who has produced them, and under what conditions.
Years ago I was given a tour of an intensive vegetable farm in Morocco, this was a flagship farm, where conditions were considered good, I guess this term was used relatively in comparison to other farms.
|A good harvest.|
Life is not all work for us, although sometimes it does feel that way, we have had several trips out to interesting places,
|Entrance to the ringfort.|
|The walls form a perfect circle.|
|Steps up to the defensive platform.|
Another trip was to the ruins of a castle that we had seen signposted a few days before hand, again, very impressive, but we have been unable to find out much information about it, other than it was a
|It would have been a very impressive fortification.|
|Remains of the entrance arch.|
|The rockery is a blaze of colour in just one year.|