Category Archives: Farm Animals

Pig Butchering Results

The results are in and so is the meat!  This week we picked up our pork from the processor.  We got a fairly good spread for the size of our pig, and all-in-all we are very pleased. He was on the … Continue reading

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Hog Wrestling (a.k.a. Delivering Pig to Butcher)

This week we took the pig to the local processor to get butchered. What an ordeal it was.  First some background: “Stripe” the pig was born in April, we bought him as a feeder pig in June and we’re butchering … Continue reading

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Comfrey: Great Source of Homegrown Food for Farm Animals

Within the midst of fall, the vegetation around our mini-farm makes its last burst of growth before winter comes on. Our comfrey is no exception. As I posted before, I love comfrey, and no homestead should be without it especially … Continue reading

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Pig Update

  Stripe is about five and a half months old now. We have been moving him around the garden in a pen so he can root up the soil. He has grown quite a bit since we got him. We … Continue reading

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“Come on Dad, grab a cuke. It’s fun!”

These were the words said to me this week by my son Gideon as the kids were having a blast feeding overripe cucumbers to the chickens.  We love the country life!  The kids wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.  They … Continue reading

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Cayuga Ducks

Emma began raising five Cayuga ducks these last several days that we got from our friends the Traynor’s.   She had been looking to raise some pets after we gave our pet guinea pig “Rosie” to some friends.  Ducks were her … Continue reading

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