Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Today 9th Oct is St Denis's Day

St Denis's Day according to 'Five hundred points of Good Husbandry 1573'
is the day that hogs should be let loose to fatten on fallen 
beech-mast and acorns, but ring their noses first to prevent 
them rooting up pasture land.

October good blast
To blow the hog mast.

According to 'The Gentleman's Magazine 1819' in Herefordshire 
it is the custom to enter the chamber pots into the hog wash; 
and it is asserted that the use of this waste to feed pigs with 
occasions them to refuse no kind of sustenance , 
possibly because nothing can be worse!

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