…and then there was that time we brought home our feeder pigs and they got scared and ran right out the barn door that we’d forgotten to close. Oh, sure. It’s funny now. Read the story of how we finally caught up with them.
The benefits of raising pigs are obvious… Bacon, pork chops, sausage, roasts, hams… Did I mention bacon? The meat ratio for 60% to 75% second only to turkeys. So they are worth the effort, especially with meat prices rising. Pigs are easy to raise, they require the basics: food, water, shelter, and space if you […]
Have you ever wanted to add pigs to your hobby farm but feared you just couldn’t handle them? Here is what we have learned so far!
When it came time to butcher our two Berkshire-cross pigs recently, we had a lot of decisions to make. Did we want to sell any of the meat? How much of it were we willing to sell? Would we butcher it ourselves? How would we butcher it? What cuts did we want? How would we […]
10 things I’ve learned in my first year of raising pigs.
The real value of animals on the homestead.