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.”
Category Archives: Pigs
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.”
It has probably only been a few weeks since we brought our last batch of pigs into the butcher but Dustin was already talking about the next batch. We wanted to do some updating on our fencing before we ordered the next batch, so I was not in any huge hurry. Well, the itch toContinue reading “Fall Babies”
As the school year came to an end, there has been quite a bit of action around the farm. First, I will announce that I finally have my logo finished and am so excited to see the finished result. The other big activity around the farm is lately the continued problem of predators eating myContinue reading “Predator War”
Spring is Here
It is amazing how precious time is in the spring. Weeks have gone by and it only feels like a couple of days. Chicks The little chicks are getting larger and more independent each day. They are getting along with the rest of the flock and have figured out how to roost at night.Continue reading “Spring is Here”
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”
We have enjoyed some unseasonably warm weather lately for November so we took advantage and did a barn clean out. What we were chuckling about was the goats relaxing and enjoying the view while we were doing all the labor. It is also nice to use all this old hay for the pigs. TheContinue reading
Halloween “Farm” Style
One of the important criteria we discussed as a family in settling on this house was the true mix between country and suburban life. We have our acres for the animals and gardens but we also have neighbors. And I will admit these are not just normal neighbors. There are approximately 10-12 houses in ourContinue reading “Halloween “Farm” Style”
A Really Long Farm Update Before Fall.
The weather has dramatically begun to turn into fall over the past couple of days and with the busy work schedule, I realized I have not posted for awhile. This is a quick review of farm activities over the past couple of weeks leading up to our last few days of warm weather. COOKBOOK: MyContinue reading “A Really Long Farm Update Before Fall.”