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.
Are you thinking about adding pigs to your homestead? Pigs are a great homestead animal but there are a few things you should know before you get started.
…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.
On the homestead there are some amusing lessons to be learned and sometimes you have no choice other than to learn them. These unexpected moments can make for the best stories. I know a few of ours have spread from acreage to acreage in our neighborhood. The tale of the pig who got stuck is […]
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 […]
Our experience with raising pigs was a good one. In fact, we absolutely loved having them on our homestead. Our four Berkshire pigs were so entertaining to watch that we soon started referring to our relaxation time on the porch as “pig TV”. The pigs taught us lessons over the spring, summer and autumn and […]