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  1. leeso-ardoyne

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    What type of pigs they keep. We'd 3 sadlebacks few years ago but when butchers them, alot of fat through the meat. Probably didn't feed them right. Smelly * they are and if I ever get them again, will keep them further away from the house than I did before.
     
  2. clonbhoy

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    Tasty ones!
    Honestly, I don't know the types, I am sure I was told but can't remember. I know that they tried a few different breeds. I remember they called one Elvis, they thought it would make easier for the kids when he 'left the building'.:56:
     
  3. KRS-1888

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    Watching that 'Bald and Bankrupt' travelling the region and it seemed a ridiculously high amount of them have a good understanding of the laguage.Maybe it's just where he is.1 in 10 is still 125 million people,the second highest amount outside the USA.
     
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    Yeah, I just always felt it would be higher than that. I guess I based on the Indian people I have met, mainly in England! I always thought that it would have been around a quarter of the population. It is around a half in Pakistan, for example.
     
  5. leeso-ardoyne

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    The sadle back pigs we had where black with a round pink mark on it's back near the kneck. Hence the name saddle backs! Don't get me wrong, they where tastey however they where abit fatty. We used to get boxes of free veg that wasn't fit for selling from the local veg store. The stuff that was sitting in the shelf to long. Plus fed them organic oats but think it was the oats that made them to fatty. Probably fed them to much. Ya had to soak them in buckets of water before feeding them. When getting slaughterd, we had a choice of getting back sausages or chops but choose the chops. Next time it'll be the sausages. There's an award winning sausage maker near us that does it, he'll be getting a call if we ever rear them again.

    As for naming them, here if you nameh them, you can't eat them so ours didn't get any names!
     
  6. Marty McFly Johnny Mac’s Roadie / Protégé Gold Member

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    NASA have launched a massive * into space
     
  7. leeso-ardoyne

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    That one can't burn coal and timber in a solid fuel stove. It's either one or the other. Well technically one can burn it but your not supposed to!
     
  8. Marty McFly Johnny Mac’s Roadie / Protégé Gold Member

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    STV HD is 103 now on Sky, but they seem to have done away with the regional section of STV News at 6. Used to get a Dundee bit.
     
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    The Beatles song on Sgt Peppers “for the benefit of Mr. Kite” is from a circus poster from late 1840s Lennon bought at an antique shop. A night in Rochdale to raise money for the circus performer James Kite by the circus owner Pablo Fanque.

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    Pablo Fanque.

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    Iker Casillas had a heart attack at training with Porto on Wednesday. He alright now.
     
  11. Marty McFly Johnny Mac’s Roadie / Protégé Gold Member

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    The talent on Emmerdale is decent
     
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    Constipation is a absolute *!!!
     
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    Drink plenty of water mate. :50:
     
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    Trying prof!

    Dunno where it has came from! Literally no appetite and when I do it it’s instant pain!
     
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    painkillers cause constipation , side effect .
     
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    Nah not on any mate on 4 tablets for the old blood pressure! * knows!
     
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    just when you mentioned pain , so not that then . dreadful feeling constipation .
     
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    I learned that Michael Collins's father was 74 when Michael Collins was born in Cork in 1890. Collins's father had married his mother in 1876. He was 60 at the time and his wife was only 23. Oaft. Not only that but they fired out 8 kids thereafter with Michael being the youngest.

    74 and still fathering kids. Im hoping Im still up for it when Im that age
     
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    Draining! Back to work after long weekend off tomorrow plus moving house this week, wean shattered her arm at school last Monday, emergency surgery at hospital for kids in Glasgow on Tuesday * riot!
     
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    jeeze oh ! hope the wee yin is ok .