There are many things in life I find delight in, good food, beautiful art, nature, quiet time… to name a few. However, there isn’t much that comes close to watching newborn piglets scamper about. Less than a day old and … Continue reading
Farm life mostly consists of routine, and one of the most routine expectations is that something out of the ordinary is going to happen when you least expect it. Puppies are usually born when you’re just getting ready for bed, … Continue reading
Pigs are herd animals. They all have individual personalities, clear likes and dislikes. Yet they do not like to be alone. They will talk to each other, fight with each other even bicker for the favored sleeping position in the … Continue reading
We love heritage breeds. We’ve raised other more “modern” breeds but they simply do not thrive living outdoors meandering like heritage breeds do. Side by side, in the same conditions eating the same food, heritage grow better, are happier, … Continue reading
Even though we’ve had them around for years, I am always amazed by these little critters. They come out ready to take on the world. These guys are just three days old. It’s a busy time on the farm … Continue reading
It’s pretty much a yearly ritual around here when I’m building new pig shelters; every late fall to early winter. In the warmer months shelter doesn’t matter as much. They, like I, like to be in the outdoors. Even with a shelter available … Continue reading
Take one fresh ham….bake on low alllllll day…..mmmmmmmm!!
One week old and acting like the big guys….well except for the nursing part ;-).
Joel Salatin calls his pigs “pigerators”. This is so totally true… I call ’em little Rototillers. I think farmers of old had a great wisdom when they let the animals do the work. The pigs dig up the soil for … Continue reading
Yes, something is wrong…very wrong with this picture.