How to kill, scald, scrape, and gut a pig at home on the farm.
I believe that animal butchery is an art. It takes practice and skill to become efficient and good at it. We are working towards that but are by no means there yet. We prepared ourselves for the process by reading and watching lots of videos. We have found the Farmstead Meatsmith to be the most […]
Last summer we bought three baby pigs when they were they were about eight weeks old. They were so cute and we had quite the adventure getting started with them. Once we got them all settled in, raising them to butcher weight was very easy. We kept them in a large wooded area with electric […]
We are raising our first set of pigs for meat. It has been fun and quite the adventure at times. I have enjoyed watching the pig’s antics as they have played together. I am quite fond of the little cuties. In just a couple of months it will be time for them to head off […]
We had kicked around the idea of getting pigs for a couple of years now. This year we finally decided to just do it. You can read the posts about how we got started with our pigs called “The story of the three little pigs” and “The prodigal pig”. It was quite the roller coaster […]
Last year we talked about getting pigs but we decided we should wait until we had our own place. Well, this is where we have learned to implement the whole “doing what you can where you are” thing. This year rolled around and my friend, Tonya, at Clover Hill Farm had piglets for sale. We […]