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!
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
We will be upgrading our property FINALLY with a barn, shop and fencing! These three things, as you all know, we desperately have needed! Not to mention, we were able to purchase our dream tractor after many years of it being part of our goal! AAAAAAND we purchased a lofted cabin for yours truly, to … Continue reading Tractor, New Structures and Fencing
Mornings like this are surreal. The fact we have all that we have is such a blessing and I am grateful beyond words. This morning while feeding and watering I had such an immense sense of joy hearing all our animals go about their ways. I started to look around and envision the things we … Continue reading Homesteading on Restricted Land
I know Ive probably said this a dozen times before on this blog. Like, “we are getting so close to becoming a farm” or “oh my gosh I’m so excited our place is looking like a farm”. So please, forgive me for the repetition of excitement, and I give you permission to roll your eyes … Continue reading It’s beginning to look a lot like a Farm