Raising Pigs for Meat: The Second Time Around

A look into our second year of raising pigs for meat on our small homestead in Maine.

2018 Goals Recap

The end of year reckoning- how well did we do accomplishing our goals?

Raising Pigs for Meat

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”

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”

Why We Decided to Raise Pigs

I’m going to preface this blog by explaining a bit of personal history. I was a vegetarian for over a decade. I decided at the ripe old age of 8 that eating animals was cruel, unnecessary and not something I wanted to be apart of. This lasted until I was in college. I am nowContinue reading “Why We Decided to Raise Pigs”