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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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Hard Lessons from Life on the Farm

This past week after several days of 100 plus heat and drought we awoke Saturday morning to find one of our new pigs dead. This was a tough sight for our kids to see as they had grown fond of … Continue reading

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