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way too many figs. hog food?

 
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ive got a glut of figs and a glut of date's. i'm not sure if it's a good idea to feed it to hogs cos i think it will make their poo runny if they get to much. but can I give it to them? I've dried a lot of it. but some of them just don't meet muster for drying. I have a few days before they just go super bad due to cracks or already buggy
 
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Dry them anyway, buy time. Then you could give them to the hogs a little at a time.
Or ferment them maybe?
 
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There are lots of other fig products you could try, other than straight up drying them. My grandparents had an amazing fig tree and used to dry huge quantities every year. Silly thing was neither of them actually liked figs!

If they are not prime grade for drying and eating you could still dry them, but maybe reserve them as grade 2 for cooking with later in the year.

Fig jam
Fig cheese
preserved in sugar syrup
 
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I maje dig marmelade, that we eat on cheese - i can easily use cracked ones for that. I also think - if they aren't bad, but just cracked, you'd still be able to dry them and make fruit logs etc later on.
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