We really love this breed of pig, they are such wonderful mothers and excellent foragers. They don’t need much as they hardy and quite resistant to illness. A Mother will often build a nest in the forest to Farrow her young in, then come back a week or so later with a litter in tow. […]
There’s always big projects and small projects on the homestead. It often bothers me that we have a 1,000 things going on and nothing is ever started and finished in one big swing. But I’ve learned that the farm is ALWAYS bigger than the man and it’s best to be flexible if you want to […]
Rotational systems are great for your pasture and livestock. But providing shelter for shade and bad weather can be a challenge as the animals move from field to field. Here’s a list of pros and cons, as well as pictures of our own mobile shelters in use on the farm.
Do you know what Wagyu beef is? If you don’t, you need to find the nearest steakhouse that sells it and treat yourself! It’s the ultimate steak. Wagyu cattle are Japanese cattle known for the high quality meat products that they produce. They are a national treasure of Japan, and are highly regarded. The meat […]
There are so many options out there when you are trying to decide what type of pigs you should purchase for your farm. I’ll walk you through what some of the most popular breeds have to offer. I’ll also give you a heads up on some things to keep in mind when you are considering […]
If you raise pigs for meat, one of the problems you’ll be faced with is choosing a boar to breed to or to purchase for your farm. There are many things that you should take into consideration before choosing a boar. This article will get you started in the process of choosing the best boar […]