Hi Everyone! Just a reminder to everyone with surplus produce, nuts, apples and pears to name but a few, this is a good time to think about exchanging with others. Exchange is a good way to meet up with other smallholders and gardeners and a fantastic way to spread all that lovely produce around. For your nuts and fruits at least, perhaps you know of a local pig keeper who may be interested to swap with you for some tasty pork chops or roasting joints. This is a great time of year for the pigs who are lucky enough to have access to all of that surplus, and offers a great boost against the food bill for the pig keepers themselves. You can meet up with others on our forum link TALKPF on our website www.petites-fermiers.com Happy Exchanging!PF
Hi thereWe are thinking about moving to Strasbourg, and was wondering whattype of garden one might have. Assuming we purchase some type of townhouse, what is a typical block size? What types of vegies and fruit grow easily? For example can one grow tomatoes, cucumbers and oranges -- or is it a little too cold there?How long do you typically get snow cover for each year?Thanks!Sean
For those with surplus produce, I wonder if you might like to look in on our website www.petites-fermiers.com/ It was suggested by one of our group that we include an Exchange facility on our new forum, TALKPF, so that people can advertise their 'swaps' to others within their own departments. Please be welcome to try it and perhaps you could spread the word around also. Hopefully it will work, and just maybe there is someone in your area just dying for some of your surplus courgettes or plums! We hope you enjoy our website, and very importantly, we hope you will find the information we provide useful. We have been here before and taken note of the comments sent in to us about the site. There are two more sections to be added in over the next week or so; one is a comprehensive section about keeping pigs, and the other our legal section, offering good quality information about keeping livestock in France. We really hope that you will look in on us regularly, and add us to your favourites for later on! Thank you PF
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