It’s been a month since I shared my frustration of our pigs not gaining weight. I started to add more hog feed to their mix of corn and sweet feed. We also butchered one during the holiday. I see a difference now, especially with the group that’s together. I’m not sure if it has anything … Continue reading Pigs weight update
You read that right! On New Year’s Day I witnessed the miracle of conception between two pigs. Ok, it may not be a miracle but close to it! Our boy is so much smaller than her that it will be a miracle if she is bred. I watched him successfully mount her though so I’m … Continue reading Precious is bred!
When I first thought of having goats, I thought of milking and all of the wonderful dairy products we could make. Our first goat as you know was a Boer with traces of Nubian. From there I just jumped into the Boer breed because there is a market in our area for them. I still … Continue reading The start of our dairy herd
We are so happy to announce our polar bear Aries is back alongside Achilles guarding the property! After a year of separation from his brother due to territorial dominance and females and him constantly running away to a neighbors place because of it. WE ARE FINALLY BACK TO NORMAL! I really thought they would be … Continue reading Aries is back!
Lately, I have been trying my best to keep extra weight on our pigs with borderline results. I can see a difference in a few of my pigs but not all. There are some that I just can’t seem to get out of skinny mode. The cold weather definitely does not help. I don’t think … Continue reading Struggling with pig weight
You read that right. We moved the goats and pony (mini horse) to a new patch, plus we have two new goats! I came across a fair deal for a wether and doe dairy goat who seems to be an older gal. They are both very friendly and very large. The goats probably weigh as … Continue reading Moving animals, plus two Goats
I have been mentioning over and over again to Ken that I want to add different genetics to our pigs for a more hammier type pig. The pigs we have now grow more proportioned than some of the other breeds that grow disproportionate shoulders and butts. I believe we have a few females who are … Continue reading Precious The Pig
The ducks are all doing great. I haven’t gotten any eggs recently but that soon will change. Our new duck area has not been worked on. We’ve just been busy with so many other things, it’s not been priority. The area will need to be extended now that we know the Muscovy’s are quite the … Continue reading Update on our Ducks
This year we decided that Goats were going to be one of the livestock we raise. Even though goats can be a hand full, they thrive in our area. I used to have a battle the weeds mind set until I observed firsthand that there is almost no weed that grows that can escape the … Continue reading Our Herd of Boer Does
I patiently waited 3 years for this! We finally have a buggy to ride around on the homestead and I’m so relieved because this helps cut my chore time in half. It may seem a bit lazy, but when you have three children who tend to get into things they shouldn’t, it makes it possible … Continue reading Why we chose an electric Club Car over a fuel UTV