I have decided over the years that I would raise my pigs on concrete. Raising pigs on pasture works really well for some people, but I have been unsuccessful with it myself. Read on to see why I’ve chosen to raise my pigs on concrete.
Turns out there are a lot of things I wish I knew before getting and butchering pigs. Our first butchering experience was not what we had hoped, but we still plan on raising pigs for butcher again in the future.
Raising pigs on your homestead can provide quality meat for your family and can be an enjoyable experience. Before you dive in though, you should really educate yourself about what to expect while raising pigs and how to prepare for their arrival first.
Could our farm animals being doing more for us in return? We need to look at “the pigness of the pig and the chickeness of the chicken” as Joel Salatin puts it. Instead of working against each farm animal’s natural instincts, why not have those instincts work for you instead?
Caul fat is the membrane that surrounds the intestines of pigs, sheep, and cows. It can be used to wrap lean meats, roasts, sausage patties, and all sorts of sides including rice and vegetables prior to cooking. It helps your dish retain moisture while imparting a bacon-like flavor to it. In this article, I will […]
Pigs get a bad rap as being smelly, dirty, destructive — and on and on. And truthfully if they’re not done right, they can be all of those things. Pigs, perhaps more than any other species, need adequate space if you don’t want them to stink to high heaven and live in literal slop 24/7. […]