Saturday 30 November 2013

November - Remembrance Day

The Cuerden Psalter's 'labour of the month' shows a figure knocking down acorns, from an oak tree to feed his three pigs.  This year there has been a particularly heavy crop of acorns and other mast so the sixty days of 'pannage', when foresters let their pigs out to forage on the New Forest, has been extended.

However free-range pigs are not a part of rural Lancashire life today - but Remembrance Day is.

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