These little piggies

Just north of Timaru, Helen Andrews and husband Mark have dedicated themselves to free-farming pigs. Their passion for the animals they raise, as well as their staff and the local community, is clear. We chat to Helen about how she balances farm life with mum life.

What is your farming background?

in England and cows calved all year round. It was a fun place to grow up, with lofts full of hay bales and a gentle river to play in – I was never bored. As soon as I was able, I would help to feed the calves and, once I was tall enough,

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