Saturday, 21 May 2022

Cheap Veg and Fruit For The Pigs And For Us.

 That's a afternoon treat for the pigs.  There's bread which a bakery gave us a cardboard box of hard loaves and the fruit and veg was only 49 Cents a bag from the German garden centre and beer providers and supermarket in town.

I don't grow half the vegetables I use to do because they are so unbelievably cheap.  Even the big high street supermarket chains have started selling vegetables and fruit for 49 Cents.  Plus I have become something of a plantaholic and there is little room for the vegetables.

We buy pig ration and barley but we like to give our livestock a varied diet and it gives the meat a much nicer taste.   Yesterday I strimmed some of a field and took the grass to the pigs.  

People and newspapers and the radio and television news complain about food getting expensive.  I find the cheap supermarkets like Aldi and Lidl very reasonably priced.  I think it's because they source so much of their food from Europe.  There's a lot to be said for being in the EU and shopping in the cut price supermarkets. 


  1. "There's a lot to be said for being in the EU..." Okay, okay dude - don't rub it in! Almost half the Britons who voted in the ****ing Brexit referendum wanted to remain in Europe. The others were hoodwinked by Piggy Johnson and his gang.

  2. You only need to look at the EU investment in road infrastructure in Ireland and Portugal to see the benefits of EU membership. All I am saying is if you shop in the discount supermarkets your money goes a lot further.

  3. We don't have any of the discount supermarkets over here. We shall just have to start growing our own.

    1. How can you grow a discount supermarket JayCee? Where would you get the seeds?

    2. I do have some. They are not very big. They are only Lidl seeds

    3. Aldi need is time to grow.๐Ÿ˜Š

    4. Ha-ha! Two excellent retorts that tickled me.

      Nora Batty is on a weekend trip to London.
      She gets in a lift in a Harrods, when two stylish young women also get into the lift, smelling of expensive perfume.
      Nora remarks, "My, what nice aromas!"
      One of the women turns, looks Moira up and down then says rather snobbishly, "Romance VIP by Ralph Lauren, £150 an ounce!"
      The other young and beautiful woman also very snobbishly turns to Nora saying, "Chanel No. 5 Exclusive, £200 an ounce!"
      Nora Batty is feeling a bit annoyed by these uncalled for remarks
      The lift gets to the third floor and Nora is about to get out.
      Before she leaves, she looks both posh women in the eye, then turns bends over and trumpets a loud and deadly fart, saying.....
      "Cabbage from Lidl... 49 pence a head! Toodle pip!"

    5. Ha-ha! There was a flood in the chip shop last night. Everyone wanted Peas.

  4. Or a trip to the mainland JayCee. Are there any allotments near you?

  5. Growing your own could be marrow banana.๐Ÿ˜Š

  6. They don't ask if they are Organic or even Honkgarnic.๐Ÿ˜Š


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