Should We Start Breeding Pigs- The Why & The How

The spring of 2020 was INSANE, I think we can all agree. And in this blog I’m going to ruminate over pigs and what the heck happened last year. I don’t know about what other homesteaders went thru in their respective areas, but holy smokes. Piglets were a hot commodity – for a few reasons.Continue reading “Should We Start Breeding Pigs- The Why & The How”

Raising Chickens for Meat: A Third Year in Review

Well, this year has brought us some relatively large changes as far as raising our own meat birds. (For a recap click Here, Here and also check out our Cost Of blog, ifen you’re interested.) First – we only bought 3 bags of flock raiser feed and then moved onto the meat bird crumbles atContinue reading “Raising Chickens for Meat: A Third Year in Review”

Why We Are Raising Meat Chickens

We’ve been dipping our toes into the waters of homesteading for about 8 years now. Our journey really began about 10 years ago after watching some very eye opening tv shows and documentaries about the food industry, specifically the horrific conditions under which most of our food supply is produced. It all started with aContinue reading “Why We Are Raising Meat Chickens”

Book Review – Homegrown Pork: Humane, Healthful Techniques for Raising a Pig for Food

This is going to be the start of a new series- because reading is FUNdamental and I really like to share my love of it and the books that inspire or teach me. Also I was that kid in grade school that handed in 10 page book reviews, so it kinda makes sense that thisContinue reading “Book Review – Homegrown Pork: Humane, Healthful Techniques for Raising a Pig for Food”