Intruder Alert and other farm funs.

  A Family of Intruders So I have been finding some leftovers of an animal that I did not recognize.  Each time all my animals were all looking great but I was seeing poop that was about the size of a dog. . . and we don’t have a dog.  As I would check theContinue reading “Intruder Alert and other farm funs.”

Weekend Away & Getting the Pigs Settled In.

Minnesota North Shore One of my true loves is time up on the Lake Superior North Shore.  There is little that compares to the scenery and uniqueness of the region.  Every resort and hotel could be booked up and you could still feel like you have the trails to yourself.  I have tried going toContinue reading “Weekend Away & Getting the Pigs Settled In.”

Butchered Pigs… Now what?

It took approximately a little over a week to pick up the pork from the butcher.  Any reservations we may of had through the process quickly disappeared when we inventoried the meat.  In the end, our pig live weight was 265 lbs. and hanging weight totaled 185 lbs.  The 185 resulted in the following: 18Continue reading “Butchered Pigs… Now what?”

Pig Reflections & New Animal Adventures

We are coming to the end of our first pig adventure and we learned a tremendous amount and at the end of the day we are gearing up to do it again.  I am going to have Dustin do the honors of explaining the butchering day since I was on a business trip.  I willContinue reading “Pig Reflections & New Animal Adventures”

Jack Frost has arrived

We have been blessed with a mild winter this December, however that luck ran out this week.  Low temperatures and high winds have been dropping our temperatures.  The worst is the wind.  The chickens have been doing well in the barn but have no interest for snow or going outside.  I have still been gettingContinue reading “Jack Frost has arrived”