Let me start this blog out with a long drawn out, slightly hysterical bout of laughter Ahahahahhahbahaahbahahahahaahaaaaa 2020 was NOTHING like what we expected it to be- so much so that the reverberations can still be felt. So without further ado- our updated goal list for 2020- what the heck did we actually get doneContinue reading “2020 Goals: Updated”
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”
A breakdown of our third year raising pigs for meat.
A look into our second year of raising pigs for meat on our small homestead in Maine.
The end of year reckoning- how well did we do accomplishing our goals?
A reflection on our first year of raising pigs, and what we’d do differently.
A cost analysis of raising your own pork for personal consumption.
This last winter, I published a blog about why we had decided to raise our own pigs for meat this summer – Well I am proud to say, we are! Early May, we brought home 4 Tamworth piglets- a heritage breed from the UK known for its long, lean body, red hair and hardiness. AndContinue reading “Raising Pigs for Meat”
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”